20 House Building, Utah State Capitol Complex

March 9, 2015

Members Present:                Rep. Robert M. Spendlove, Vice Chair

                                                Rep. Stewart E. Barlow

                                                Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck

                                                Rep. Craig Hall

                                                Rep. Sandra Hollins

                                                Rep. Michael S. Kennedy

                                                Rep. Paul Ray

                                                Rep. Edward H. Redd

                                                Rep. Norman J. Thurston

                                                Rep. Raymond P. Ward

Staff Absent:                         Rep. Kay L. McIff, Chair 

                                                Rep. Melvin R. Brown

Staff Present:                        Mr. Mark D. Andrews, Policy Analyst

                                                Ms. Linda Black, House Secretary

Note:           A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes

Vice Chair Spendlove called the meeting to order at 7:42 a.m.


MOTION:     Rep. Hall moved to approve the minutes of March 5, 2015. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Barlow and Rep. Redd absent for the vote.


H.B. 435         Obesity Report (Rep. E. Hutchings)

Rep. Hutchings explained the bill to the committee.


MOTION:     Rep. Thurston moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Barlow absent for the vote.


H.B. 448         Disabled Adult Child Guardianship (Rep. F. Cox)

Rep. Cox explained the bill to the committee.


Spoke for the bill:                   Brian Barker


Spoke against the bill:            Andrew Riggle, Public Policy Advocate, Disability Law Center



Spoke to the bill:                    Paul Smith, Director, Division of Services for People with Disabilities

Shannon Alvey, Director, Office of Public Guardian, Department of Human Services


MOTION:     Rep. Ray moved to return H.B. 448, "Disabled Adult Child Guardianship," to the Rules Committee with a recommendation that the bill be referred to interim study. The motion passed unanimously.


MOTION:     Rep. Thurston moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.

Vice Chair Spendlove adjourned the meeting at 8:44 a.m.


Kay McIff, Chair