House Education Committee - February 06, 2019

30 House Building

 

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 Recording 1
 Chair Snow called the meeting to order at 2:04 p.m.
 Rep. Poulson moved to approve the minutes of the February 4, 2019 meeting.
 H.B. 185 Tax Increment Funding for Student Housing (Owens, D.)
 Rep. Derrin R. Owens explained the bill.
 Rep. Watkins moved to amend H.B. 185 with Amendment #2.
 Rep. Ballard moved to pass H.B. 185 as amended out favorably.
 H.B. 237 Personal Electronic Device Use in Public Schools (Pulsipher, S.)
 Rep. Susan Pulsipher explained the bill.
 Chelsie Acosta, educator, Glendale Middle School, spoke to the bill.
 Kathleen Kaufman, citizen, spoke to the bill.
 Linda Zenger, citizen, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Nicholeen Peck, citizen, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Royce Van Tassell, Executive Director, Utah Association of Public Charter Schools, spoke to the bill.
 Madeline Anderson, student, spoke in favor of the bill.
 McKay Jensen, Board Member, Provo City School District School Board, President elect, Utah School Boards Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Sydnee Dickson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Utah State Board of Education spoke to the bill.
 Rep. Peterson moved to go to the next item on the agenda.
 S.B. 37 Interventions for Reading Difficulties Sunset Amendments (Millner, A.)
 Sen. Ann Millner explained the bill.
 Phoebe Beacham, Co-Founder, Decoding Dyslexia, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Jennifer Price, President, Decoding Dyslexia, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Rita Heagren, Vice President of Political Action, American Federation of Teachers Utah, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Rep. Poulson moved to pass S.B. 37 out favorably.
 S.B. 91 Acceptance of Competency-based Education (Millner, A.)
 Sen. Ann Millner explained the bill.
 Rep. Peterson moved to pass S.B. 91 out favorably.
 H.B. 71 Health Education Amendments (Ward, R.)
 Rep. Raymond P. Ward explained the bill.
 The handout "Quotes from Teachers about Trying to Teach Health Education Under Current Utah Statute" was distributed to the committee.
 Chelsie Acosta, educator, Glendale Middle School, spoke for the bill.
 Nicholeen Peck, President, Families Empowered Coalition, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 DeAnn Kettenring, Health Commissioner, Utah PTA, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Katherine Kaufman, Utah Nurses Association, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Rita Heagren, Vice President of Political Action, American Federation of Teachers Utah, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Kirstina Schneider, health educator, Alpine High School, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Dalane England, United Women's Forum, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Rep. Poulson moved to pass H.B. 71 out favorably.
 Rep. Robertson moved to adjourn.
 Chair Snow adjourned the meeting at 4:03 p.m.
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