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Senate | June 5, 2013 | Committee Room | Health

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Bring this committee to order. Thank you member of public. We’ll begin by introducing our pages today. We have Madison Bale, Senator Barefoot. Grayson/g Russell, Senator Berger. Carol Anne [UNKNOWN], I may have messed that up, that’s Senator Brown. Eva Barlow, Senator Jackson. Alison Clark, Senator Berger. Max Tony/g, Senator Berger. And Unjohn/g [UNKNOWN] very good. That’s Senator Jackson. Apparently Senator Berger has stacked the rolls this week, I’ll say it is memberships [UNKNOWN]. Sargent at arms, we have Steve Wilson, Ashly [UNKNOWN], Billy Fritzer/g, Ed Kessler/g and Hal Roach. We have one bill before the committee today. Senator Randleman is going to present this bill. MHDDSA Providers is Uncompensating [UNKNOWN]. Senator Randleman when you are recognized. There is PCS for this bill. Senator moves for the discussion of the PCS. All those in favor say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] [UNKNOWN] [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Chair. And thank you for starting this year and I had a lot of conversations with our Representative Jones regarding concerns he had for a constituent in this regard. And then I also had concerns for constituents myself. So he and I both ran parallel bills. And as time went on we saw how to two bills could tie together. So we combined the two bills and that’s what you have before you today. Section One of the bill has specific language. If you remem, if you remember last year we transferred guardianships from social, from mental health to social services. So in doing so Section One prohibits a corporation from being appointed as a guardian for an individual to whom it provides mental health without mental disability or substance abuse services for compensation as a part of a contract or other arrangement with a, an LME. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Randleman we have a lot of committee members who say they’re ready to go. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Okay. Sounds great to me. [LAUGH] Well, I was a former clerk and I can tell you I have appointed a lot of guardians, I overseen a lot of guardians and this needed to be expanded to cover more people than just immediate family. [SPEAKER CHANGES] And Senator Tucker moves for a favorable report to the [UNKNOWN] committee’s substitute unfavorable to the original bill. Any questions or comments? Hearing none. All those in favor say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Opposed? Thank you. [SOUND] Committee stands adjourned.