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MINUTES OF THE

SENATE EDUCATION STANDING COMMITTEE

ROOM 210, SENATE BUILDING, UTAH STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX

FEBRUARY 12, 2013


 

Members Present:                   Sen. Patricia W. Jones

Sen. Mark B. Madsen

Sen. Aaron Osmond

Sen. Howard A. Stephenson

Sen. Jerry W. Stevenson

                                                Sen. Stephen H. Urquhart


Members Excused:                 Sen. Stuart C. Reid, Chair 

                                                Pres. Wayne L. Niederhauser 

 

Staff Present:                          Ms. Allison Nicholson, Policy Analyst

                                                Ms. Wendy Hill, Secretary

 


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


Acting Chair Osmond called the meeting to order at 4:16 pm.

 

1st Substitute H.B. 254         College Credits for Veterans (Rep. P. Ray)


Rep. Ray introduced and explained the bill.


MOTION:     Sen. Stevenson moved to amend the bill as follows:

 

1.    Page 2, Lines 36 through 41:   

 

36   (2) An institution of higher education listed in Section 53B-2-101 shall award credit for

37military service and training as recommended by a postsecondary accreditation agency or

38association designated by the State Board of Regents

 or the Utah College of Applied Technology Board of Trustees 
if:

39   (a) requested by the student; and

40   (b) the student has met with an advisor at an institution of higher education listed in

41Section

{

 53B-1-101 

}

 53B-2-101 
at which the student intends to enroll to discuss applicability of credit to

 

The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Jones and Sen. Madsen absent for the vote.

 

MOTION:     Sen. Stephenson moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Jones and Sen. Madsen absent for the vote.

 

H.B. 269         Training of School Nurses (Rep. P. Ray)

 

Rep. Ray introduced and explained the bill.

 

Spoke for the bill:       Dr. Martell Menlove, State Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

MOTION:     Sen. Urquhart moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Jones and Sen. Madsen absent for the vote.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

MOTION:     Sen. Stevenson moved to approve the minutes of the February 11, 2013 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Jones and Sen. Madsen absent for the vote.

 

S.B. 175          Assessment of College Readiness (Sen. H. Stephenson)

 

Sen. Stephenson introduced and explained the bill.

 

Spoke for the bill:       Dr. Martell Menlove, State Superintendent of Public Instruction

                                   Ms. Judi Clark, Executive Director, Parents for Choice in Education

                                   Mr. Chris Bleak, President, Utah Association of Public Charter Schools

 

Spoke to the bill:        Mr. Peter Cannon, Member (speaking for himself), Davis School District                                                Board of Education

 

MOTION:     Sen. Urquhart moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Jones absent for the vote.

 

H.B. 285         Modification of Education-related Reporting Requirements (F. Gibson)

 

Rep. Gibson introduced and explained the bill.

 

Spoke for the bill:       Dr. Martell Menlove, State Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

MOTION:     Sen. Stevenson moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Jones absent for the vote.

 

MOTION:    Sen. Stevenson moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Jones absent for the vote.

 

Acting Chair Osmond adjourned the meeting at 5:03 pm.

 

 

Minutes were reported by Ms. Wendy Hill, Secretary.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sen. Stuart C. Reid, Chair