House Education Committee - February 21, 2019

30 House Building

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Chair Pulsipher called the meeting to order at 8:11 a.m.
 Recording 1
 Rep. Johnson moved to approve the minutes of the February 19, 2019 meeting.
 H.B. 213 Promotion of Student Loan Forgiveness (Duckworth, S.)
 Rep. Susan Duckworth explained the bill with the assistance of Rita Heagren, Vice President of Political Action, American Federation of Teachers Utah.
 A handout "Highlights of HB 213: Promotion of Student Loan Forgiveness" was distributed to the committee.
 Highlights of HB 213: Promotion of Student Loan Forgiveness
 Rep. Perry moved to replace H.B. 213 with 1st Substitute H.B. 213.
 Rep. Perry moved to amend 1st Substitute H.B. 213 with Amendment #1.
 Rep. Poulson moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 213 as amended out favorably.
 Rep. Watkins moved to place 1st Substitute H.B. 213 as amended on the Consent Calendar.
 H.B. 273 School Fees Modifications (Robertson, A.)
 Rep. Adam Robertson explained the bill.
  A handout "HB 272 Prohibition on School Fees for Curricular Activities" was distributed to the committee.
 HB 273 Prohibition on School Fees for Curricular Activities
 Royce Van Tassell, Executive Director, Utah Association of Public Charter Schools, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Jay Blain, Director of Policy and Research, Utah Education Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Terry Shoemaker, Executive Director, Utah School Superintendents Association, Utah School Boards Association, spoke to the bill.
 Rep. Robertson moved to hold H.B. 273.
 H.B. 248 Education Fund Designation Ratio (Judkins, M.)
 Rep. Marsha Judkins explained the bill.
 Handouts "Distribution of the Education Fund," "Education Fund in Higher Education" and "Education Fund in Higher Education - Impact of Potential Appropriation Limit" was distributed to the committee.
 Distribution of the Education Fund
 David L. Buhler, Commissioner of Higher Education, Utah System of Higher Education, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Sydnee Dickson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Utah State Board of Education, spoke to the bill.
 Howard Stephenson, President, Utah Taxpayers Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 A handout "No More Fiscal Wiggle Room" was distributed to the committee.
 No More Fiscal Wiggle Room...
 Rep. Robertson moved to adjourn.
 Chair Pulsipher adjourned the meeting at 9:54 a.m.
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