House Education Committee - February 16, 2018

30 House Building

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Chair Peterson called the meeting to order.
 Recording 1
 Rep. Owens moved to approve the minutes.
 H.B. 349 Higher Education Legacy Scholarship Amendments (Potter, V.)
 Rep. V. Potter presented the bill with the assistance of Mr. Spencer Jenkins, Assistant Commissioner for Public Affairs, State Board of Regents, and Ms. Katie Nielson, Director of Admissions, Utah State University.
 Ms. Mackenzie Prete, citizen, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Rep. McCay moved to pass H.B. 349 out favorably.
 H.B. 360 State Board of Education Finance Amendments (Moss, J.)
 Rep. Jefferson Moss presented the bill with the assistance of Ms. Angie Stallings, Deputy Superintendent, Utah State Board of Education.
 Rep. Owens moved to pass H.B. 360 out favorably.
 Rep. Coleman moved to place H.B. 360 on the Consent Calendar.
 H.B. 380 Utah School Readiness Initiative Amendments (Last, B.)
 Rep. Bradley G. Last explained the bill.
 Ms. Brenda Van Gorder, Director, Granite School District Preschool Services, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Elizabeth Garbe, Senior Director of Government Relations and Public Policy, United Way, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Michael M. Parker, Vice President of Public Policy, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Anna Thomas, Policy Analyst, Voices for Utah Children, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Rep. Snow moved to replace H.B. 380 with 1st Substitute H.B. 380.
 Rep. Snow moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 380 out favorably.
 H.R. 1 House Resolution Urging Restorative Justice in Utah's Education System (Hollins, S.)
 Rep. Sandra Hollins presented the resolution with the assistance of Ms. Jennifer Molloy, Graduate Assistant, University of Utah and Ms. Mindi Holmdahl, Director of Student Services and Counseling, Salt Lake City School District.
 Ms. Caroline Ross, Restorative Justice Collaborative of Utah, spoke in favor of the resolution.
 Ms. Kathy Abarca, Executive Director, Racially Just Utah, spoke in favor of the resolution.
 Ms. Erika Rae Albino, teacher, Utah State Hospital, spoke in favor of the resolution.
 Ms. Jessie Funk, youth advocate, spoke in favor of the resolution.
 Rep. Moss moved to replace H.R. 1 with 1st Substitute H.R. 1.
 Rep. Moss moved to amend 1st Substitute H.R. 1 with Amendment #1.
 Rep. Moss's motion to amend 1st Substitute H.R. 1 with Amendment #1
 Rep. Moss moved to pass 1st Substitute H.R. 1 as amended out favorably.
 Rep. Moss moved to adjourn.
 Chair Peterson adjourned the meeting.
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