MINUTES OF THE

SENATE EDUCATION STANDING COMMITTEE

210 Senate Building, Utah State Capitol Complex

February 20, 2014

 

Members Present:†††† Sen. Patricia W. Jones

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sen. Mark B. Madsen

††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Sen. Aaron Osmond

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sen. Howard A. Stephenson

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sen. Stephen H. Urquhart

††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††

Members Excused:††† President Wayne L. Niederhauser

 

Members Absent:††††† Sen. Stuart C. Reid, Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sen. Jerry W. Stevenson

 

Staff Present: ††††††††††† Ms. Tiffany Stanley, Policy Analyst

††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† Ms. Wendy Hill, Committee Secretary

 

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

 

Acting Chair Osmond called the meeting to order at 8:38 a.m.

 

H.B. 36††††††† Charter School Enrollment Amendments (Rep. D. Lifferth)

 

Rep. Lifferth explained the bill to the committee.

 

Spoke for the bill: ††††† Craig Frank, Board Member, Utah Charter Network

 

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

 

Acting Chair Osmond relinquished the chair to Sen. Jones.

 

S.B. 101†††††† Public Education Human Resource Management Amendments (Sen. A. Osmond)

 

Sen. Osmond explained the bill to the committee.

 

Spoke for the bill:†††††† Sydnee Dickson, Director, Teaching & Learning Section, Utah State

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Office of Education

 

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

 

Acting Chair Jones relinquished the chair to Sen. Osmond.

 

 

 

H.B. 260††††† Local School Board Candidate Reporting Amendments (Rep. K. Powell)

 

Rep. Powell explained the bill to the committee.

 

Spoke to the bill:†††††††† Susan Edwards, Public Engagement Coordinator, Canyons School District

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mark Thomas, Chief Deputy, Lieutenant Governorís Office

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Spoke for the bill:†††††† Peter Cannon, citizen

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dr. Patti Harrington, Executive Director, Utah School Superintendents

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Association

 

MOTION:Sen. Jones moved to pass the bill out favorably.The motion passed unanimously.

 

MOTION:Sen. Madsen moved to approve the minutes of the February 12, 2014 and February 14, 2014 meetings.The motion passed unanimously.

 

MOTION:†† Sen. Jones moved to adjourn.The motion passed unanimously.

 

Acting Chair Osmond adjourned the meeting at 9:07 a.m.

 

 

 

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Sen. Stuart C. Reid, Chair