Senate Education Committee - February 26, 2018

210 Senate Building

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 Recording 1
 Chair Millner called the meeting to order at 8:14 a.m.
 Sen. Stephenson moved to approve the minutes February 21, 2018 meeting.
 1st Sub. H.B. 116 Student Civil Liberties Protection Act (Coleman, K.)
 Rep. Kim F. Coleman presented the bill.
 Dr. Spencer Jenkins, Assistant Commissioner, Utah System of Higher Education, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Sen. Stephenson moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 116 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.
 Sen. Iwamoto moved to pass H.B. 360 out favorably.
 Sen. Stephenson moved to place H.B. 360 on the Consent Calendar.
 H.B. 231 Charter School Funding Amendments (Last, B.)
 Rep. Bradley G. Last presented the bill.
 Mr. Royce Van Tassell, Executive Director, Utah Association of Public Charter Schools, spoke to the bill.
 Sen. Iwamoto moved to pass H.B. 231 out favorably.
 H.B. 264 Elementary School Counselor Program (Eliason, S.)
 Sen. Howard A. Stephenson presented the bill with the assistance of Ms. Monique Hadley, President, Utah School Counselors Association, and Counselor, TimpView High School; and Ms. Holly Bell, President Elect, Utah School Counselors Association and Secondary Counselor Specialist, Jordan School District.
 Mr. Terry Shoemaker, Associate Executive Director, Utah School Board Association, and Executive Director, Utah School Superintendents Association, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. LueAnn Wood, Education Commissioner, Utah PTA, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Heidi Matthews, President, Utah Education Association, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Linda Hansen, State Board of Education, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Rita Heagren, Vice President, American Federation of Teachers, Utah, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Sen. Iwamoto moved to pass H.B. 264 out favorably.
 H.B. 300 Higher Education Governance Amendments (Peterson, V.)
 Rep. Val L. Peterson presented the bill.
 Sen. Hillyard moved to replace H.B. 300 with 1st Substitute H.B. 300.
 Ms. Tami Pyfer, Education Advisor, Utah Governor's Office, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Dr. David Woodstenhulme, Commissioner of Technical Education, Utah College of Applied Technology, spoke to the bill.
 Dr. David L. Buhler, Commissioner, Utah System of Higher Education spoke to the bill.
 Sen. Iwamoto moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 300 out favorably.
 Sen. Iwamoto moved to adjourn.
 Chair Millner adjourned the meeting at 9:26 a.m.
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