20 House Building, Utah State Capitol Complex

February 23, 2016

Members Present:                Rep. Kay L. McIff, Chair

                                                Rep. Robert M. Spendlove, Vice Chair

                                                Rep. Stewart E. Barlow

                                                Rep. Melvin R. Brown

                                                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 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 4:10 p.m.


H.B. 375         Prescription Drug Abuse Amendments (Rep. L. Christensen)

Rep. Christensen explained H.B. 375 to the committee, and provided four handouts.


Spoke to the bill:        Lincoln Shurtz, CVS Health

                                    Dave Davis, president, Utah Retail Merchants Association

                                    Mark Brinton, Utah Medical Association

                                    Wayne Jones, Utah Pharmacy Association


Spoke for the bill:       Mark Lewis

                                    Dennis Cecchini

                                    MaryJo McMillen, Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness


MOTION:      Rep. Redd moved to replace H.B. 375 with 1st Substitute H.B. 375, Prescription Drug Abuse Amendments. The motion passed unanimously.


MOTION:     Rep. Redd moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 375 out favorably.


MOTION:     Rep. Barlow moved to hold the bill in committee. The motion passed with Rep. Hall, Rep. Kennedy, Rep. Ray, and Rep. Redd voting in opposition.

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

Vice Chair Spendlove adjourned the meeting at 6:10 p.m.


Kay McIff, Chair