House Education Committee - February 04, 2019

30 House Building

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 Recording 1
 Chair Pulsipher called the meeting to order at 2:05 p.m.
 Rep. Perry moved to approve the minutes of the January 30, 2019 meeting.
 H.B. 158 Higher Education Student Speech Rights (Coleman, K.)
 Rep. Perry moved to refer H.B. 158 to the House Judiciary Committee.
 H.B. 118 Incentives for Statewide Assessment Performance (Winder, M.)
 Rep. Mike Winder explained the bill with the assistance of Darin Nielsen, Assistant Superintendent, Student Learning, Utah State Board of Education.
 McKay Jensen, Board Member, Provo City School District School Board, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Rita Heagren, Vice President of Political Action, American Federation of Teachers Utah, spoke in favor of the bill.
 LeAnn Wood, Education Commissioner, Utah PTA, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Sara Jones, Director of Education Excellence and Government Relations, Utah Education Association, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Royce Van Tassell, Executive Director, Utah Association of Public Charter Schools, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Pamela Budge, citizen, spoke in opposition of the bill.
 Rep. Poulson moved to amend H.B. 118 with Amendment #1.
 Rep. Perry moved to pass H.B. 118 as amended out favorably.
 H.B. 198 Education Accountability Amendments (Poulson, M.)
 Rep. Marie H. Poulson explained the bill.
 Sydnee Dickson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Utah State Board of Education, spoke to the bill.
 Rob Smith, Assistant Superintendent, Alpine School District, spoke in favor of the bill
 Heidi Matthews, President, Utah Education Association, spoke in favor of the bill.
 LeAnn Wood, Education Commissioner, Utah PTA, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Susan Edwards, Public Engagement Coordinator, Canyon School District, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Rita Heagren, Vice President of Political Action, American Federation of Teachers Utah, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ashley Anderson, Educator,Washington Elementary, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Carl Boyington, Director, Utah Association of Secondary School Principals, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Rep. Watkins moved to pass H.B. 198 out favorably.
 H.B. 185 Tax Increment Funding for Student Housing (Owens, D.)
 Rep. Derrin R. Owens explained the bill with the assistance of Malcolm Nash, Economic Development Director, Sevier County.
 Rusty Cannon, Vice President, Utah Taxpayers Association, spoke in opposition to the bill
 Ashley Spatafore, lobbyist, Utah Redevelopment Association, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Steve Erickson, lobbyist, Crossroads Urban Center, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Howard Stephenson, President, Utah Taxpayers Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 David Spatafore, lobbyist, Utah Redevelopment Association, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Rep. Perry moved to amend H.B. 185 with Amendment #1.
 Rep. Ballard moved to amend H.B. 185 by inserting the words "or has invested in" on line 59 after the word "owns".
 Rep. Watkins moved to amend H.B. 185 by inserting the words"or has invested in" on line 59 after the word "owns" and inserting the words "or investor" on line 60 after the word "owner".
 Rep. Ballard withdrew the motion.
 Rep. Snow moved to hold H.B. 185.
 Rep. Snow assumed the chair.
 H.B. 146 Concurrent Enrollment Amendments (Pulsipher, S.)
 Rep. Susan Pulsipher explained the bill.
 LeAnn Wood, Education Commissioner, Utah PTA, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Spencer Jenkins, Assistant Commissioner for Public Affairs, Utah State Board of Regents, spoke to the bill.
 Rita Heagren, Vice President of Political Action, American Federation of Teachers Utah, spoke to the bill.
 Terry Shoemaker, Associate Executive Director, Utah School Boards Association, Executive Director, Utah School Superintendents Association, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Rep. Poulson moved to pass H.B. 146 out favorably.
 Rep. Ballard moved to adjourn.
 Chair Snow adjourned the meeting at 4:25 p.m.
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