|Member of the Utah Senate|
from the 8th district
Assumed office |
January 1, 2013
|Preceded by||Karen Morgan|
|Residence||Salt Lake City, Utah|
University of Washington
|Religion||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)|
Early Life, Education, and Career
Shiozawa earned his BS from Stanford University, his MD from the University of Washington, and his residency at the University of Utah. He is married to Joye, and together they have four children who are mostly grown up. He is a long time residents of Cottonwood Heights. He has been working full-time, for over twenty years, at St. Marks Hospital Emergency Department in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is the Past President of the Utah Medical Association, which represents over 3000 physicians in the State of Utah. Shiozawa says he is guided by his faith. He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- American College of Emergency Physicians (Fellow)
- American Board of Emergency Medicine (board certified)
- Utah Medical Association (Past President)
- St. Marks Hospital (Board of Trustees)
- Emergency Physicians Integrated Care (Board of Directors)
- Utah Hospital Association (Board of Trustees)
In 2012 District 8 Democratic Senator Karen Morgan left the Legislature and her seat became open, Shiozawa was selected from among three candidates (a fourth withdrew) by the Republican convention for the November 6, 2012 General election, which he won with 22,156 votes (56.8%) against Democratic nominee Josie Valdez. Before his election in 2012, Shiozawa served as Past President for the Medical Staff at St. Mark's Hospital, Chairman of the Credentials Committee at St. Mark's Hospital, a member of Governor's Healthcare Task Force, and a member of Lt. Governor's Taskforce on Medical Liability Reform.
- Business, Economic Development, and Labor Appropriations Subcommittee (Senate Chair)
- Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee
- Senate Health and Human Services Committee
- Senate Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee
2016 bills sponsored
|Bill Number and Title||Bill Status|
|S.B. 4 Substitute Business, Economic Development, and Labor Base Budget||Governor Signed 2/16/2016|
|S.B. 32 Reauthorization of Hospital Provider Assessment Act||Governor Signed 3/28/2016|
|S.B. 106 Assault Offense Amendments||Governor Signed 3/28/2016|
|S.B. 137 County Option Funding for Botanical, Cultural, Recreational, and Zoological Organizations and Facilities||Governor Signed 3/28/2016|
|S.B. 199 Skilled Nursing Facility Amendments||Governor Signed 3/28/2016|
|S.C.R 11 Concurrent Resolution Urging the Rescheduling of Marijuana||Governor Signed 3/17/2016|
In 2014, Senator Shiozawa introduced SB 251, which gave a number of options for Medicaid expansion that is offered with the Affordable Care Act to help those in the "Medicaid gap." The “Medicaid gap” is a term used for low-income Utahns who live just above the poverty line—their incomes being slightly too high to qualify for Medicaid, but too low to afford private health insurance. Although SB 251 did not pass in its completeness, it gave Governor Herbert more options to deal with the Medicaid expansion problems facing Utah.
Shiozawa also introduced SB 55 in 2014. This bill was passed and gives $1.5 million in one-time funding to expand a pilot program for Insurance companies to provide coverage for children with Autism, which Shiozawa believes would yield more accurate statistical data as a result. The bill did not pass in its original form, which would have required insurance coverage for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. However, it is a start that Senator Shiozawa thought was important.
- "Shiozawa, Brian E.". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Legislature. Retrieved February 7, 2014.
- "Brian Shiozawa's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved February 7, 2014.
- "Brian Shiozawa M.D. Facebook". Salt Lake City, Utah. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
- "2012 General Canvass Report". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved February 7, 2014.
- "Senator Brian Shiozawa". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Senate. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
- "District 8 Senator - Utah State Senate". senate.utah.gov. Retrieved 2016-04-01.
- "2012 General Legislation". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Senate. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
- Michael Orton. "Shiozawa to Introduce Governor's Medicaid Expansion Amendment". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah Political Capitol. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
- Cathy McKitrick. "Bill requiring insurance coverage for autism pared back". Salt Lake City, Utah: The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
- "Resolution to Study Marijuana for Medical Use Advances to Senate | Utah Political Capitol". Retrieved 2016-03-30.
- Official page at the Utah State Senate
- Campaign site
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- Brian Shiozawa at Ballotpedia
- Brian E. Shiozawa at the National Institute on Money in State Politics