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House Education Committee - February 05, 2018
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Chair Peterson called the meeting to order.
H.B. 231 Charter School Funding Amendments
Rep. Bradley G. Last explained the bill.
Mr. Erik Roan, Communications Director, Utah Association of Public Charter Schools, spoke in favor of the bill.
Ms. Kim Frank, Executive Director, Utah Charter Network, spoke in favor of the bill.
Rep. Last moved to amend H.B. 231 with Amendment #1.
Rep. Last's motion to amend H.B. 231 with Amendment #1
Rep. Cutler moved to pass H.B. 231 as amended out favorably.
H.B. 239 Financial Literacy Amendments
Rep. Raymond P. Ward explained the bill.
Rep. Moss moved to pass H.B. 239 out favorably.
Ms. Sydnee Dickson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, responded to questions raised by the committee about the bill.
Rep. Moss' motion to pass H.B. 239 out favorably
H.B. 116 Student Civil Liberties Protection Act
Rep. Kim F. Coleman explained the bill.
Mr. Spencer Jenkins, Assistant Commissioner for Public Affairs, State Board of Regents, spoke in favor of the bill.
Mr. Paul Taylor, Vice President, American Federation of Teachers, spoke to the bill.
Ms. Rita Heagren, Vice President of Political Action, American Federation of Teachers Utah, spoke in opposition to the bill.
Ms. Molly Davis, Libertas Institute, spoke in favor of the bill.
Ms. Frances Floresca, Americans for Prosperity, spoke in favor of the bill.
Rep. Snow moved to replace H.B. 116 with 1st Substitute H.B. 116.
Rep. Snow moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 116 out favorably.
H.B. 264 Elementary School Counselor Program
Rep. Steve Eliason explained the bill.
Handouts "HB 264 - Elementary School Counselor Program" and "Support for Counselors, Psychologists and Social Workers in Schools" were distributed to the committee.
Ms. Deondra Brown, citizen, spoke in favor of the bill.
Ms. Pamela Atkinson, citizen, spoke in favor of the bill.
Ms. Monique Hadley, President, Utah School Counselor Association, spoke in favor of the bill.
Ms. Torri Gillett, school counselor, spoke in favor of the bill.
A handout, "School Counselors" was distributed to the committee.
Ms. Joan Landes, counselor, Resilified Counseling, spoke in opposition to the bill.
Ms. Sydnee Dickson, Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction, spoke in favor of the bill.
Rep. Owens moved to amend H.B. 264 with Amendment #1.
Rep. Owens' motion to amend H.B. 264 with Amendment #1
Rep. Owens moved to pass H.B. 264 as amended out favorably.
Rep. Coleman moved to approve the minutes of the February 1, 2018 meeting.
Rep. Moss moved to adjourn.
Chair Peterson adjourned the meeting.
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