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MINUTES OF THE

SENATE EDUCATION STANDING COMMITTEE

ROOM 210, SENATE BUILDING, UTAH STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX

MARCH 4, 2013

 

Members Present:                   Sen. Stuart C. Reid, Chair

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:                 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.


Chair Reid called the meeting to order at 4:05 pm.

 

S.B. 258          Rename Utah State University - College of Eastern Utah (Sen. D. Hinkins)


Sen. Hinkins introduced and explained the bill.


Spoke in favor of the bill:      Dr. Joe Peterson, Chancellor, Utah State University - College of                                                             Eastern Utah

 

MOTION:     Sen. Jones moved to pass S.B. 258 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Sen. Stevenson and Sen. Stephenson absent for the vote.


MOTION:     Sen. Jones moved to place S.B. 258 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed                         unanimously, with Sen. Stevenson and Sen. Stephenson absent for the vote.

 

S.B. 260          Reading Assessment Amendments (Sen. S. Urquhart)


Sen. Urquhart introduced and explained the bill.


MOTION:     Sen. Urquhart moved to replace S.B. 260 with 1st Sub. S.B. 260. The motion                         passed unanimously, with Sen. Stevenson and Sen. Stephenson absent for the                         vote.


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




Spoke in opposition to the bill:          Ms. Patty Willis, Literacy Coordinator, Cache County                                                                         School District

                                                            Ms. Robin Clement, Principal, Lewiston Elementary                                                                         School, Cache County School District

 

MOTION:     Sen. Urquhart moved to pass 1st Sub. S.B. 260 out favorably. The motion passed with Sen. Jones voting in opposition and Sen. Stevenson absent for the vote.

 

S.B. 82            Student Achievement Backpack (Sen. J. Stevenson)


Sen. Stevenson introduced and explained the bill.


MOTION:     Sen. Stevenson moved to replace S.B. 82 with 1st Sub. S.B. 82. The motion                         passed unanimously, with Sen. Urquhart absent for the vote.


Spoke in favor of the bill:      Ms. Judi Clark, Executive Director, Parents for Choice in                                                                Education

                                                Ms. Robyn Bagley, parent


Spoke to the bill:        Dr. Judy Park, Associate Superintendent for Student Services and Federal                                                 Programs, Utah Department of Education


Spoke in opposition to the bill:          Dr. Patti Harrington, Executive Director, Utah School                                                                         Superintendents Association and Utah School                                                                         Boards Association

 

MOTION:     Sen. Stevenson moved to pass 1st Sub. S.B. 82. out favorably. The motion passed with Sen. Jones voting in opposition.

 

S.B. 257          Personalized Educator Evaluation Technology (Sen. J. S. Adams)


Sen. Adams introduced and explained the bill.


Spoke to the bill:        Dr. Sydnee Dickson, Teaching and Learning Director, Utah State Office of                                                 Education

 

MOTION:     Sen. Madsen moved to pass S.B. 257 out favorably. The motion passed with Sen. Jones voting in opposition and Sen. Stevenson absent for the vote.

 

H.B. 201         State Board of Education Leadership Amendments (Rep. S. Eliason) (Sen. A. Osmond)


Rep. Eliason introduced and explained the bill.


Spoke in favor of the bill:      Ms. Debra Roberts, Chair, State Board of Education

 

MOTION:     Sen. Osmond moved to pass H.B. 201 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Stevenson absent for the vote.

 

MOTION:     Sen. Osmond moved to place H.B. 201 on the Consent Calendar. The motion                        passed unanimously, with Sen. Stevenson absent for the vote.

 

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

 

Chair Reid adjourned the meeting at 5:46 pm.

 

 

Minutes were reported by Ms. Wendy Hill, Secretary.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sen. Stuart C. Reid, Chair