Senate Education Committee - March 05, 2019

210 Senate Building

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 Recording 1
 Chair Henderson called the meeting to order at 4:20 PM.
 Sen. Millner moved to approve the minutes of March 4, 2019.
 S.B. 236 State Board of Education Candidacy Amendments (Millner, A.)
 Sen. Millner presented the bill.
 David R. Irvine, attorney, Alliance for a Better Utah, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Carol Lear, member, State Board of Education, speaking for herself, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Chase Clyde, Utah Education Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Royce Van Tassell, Executive Director, Utah Association of Public Charter Schools, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Chase Thomas, Alliance for a Better Utah, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Sen. Millner moved to pass S.B. 236 out favorably.
 S.B. 232 Utah State University Amendments (Hinkins, D.)
 Sen. Hinkins presented the bill with the assistance of David Woolstenhulme, Vice President, Utah State University.
 Sen. Grover moved to amend S.B. 232 with Amendment #1.
 Sen. Grover's motion to amend S.B. 232 with Amendment #1
 Sen. Grover moved to pass S.B. 232 as amended out favorably.
 3rd Sub. H.B. 260 Access Utah Promise Scholarship Program (Owens, D.)
 Rep. Derrin R. Owens presented the bill with the assistance of Jared Haines, Interim Commissioner, Utah System of Technical Colleges, and David Buhler, Commissioner, Utah System of Higher Education.
 Beth Dobkin, President, Westminster College, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Kate Bradshaw, Chair, Westminster College Alumni Board, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Angie Stallings, Deputy Superintendent for Policy, Utah State Board of Education, spoke in favor of the bill.
 JaKell Larson, student member, State Board of Regents, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Sen. Millner moved to pass 3rd Substitute H.B. 260 out favorably.
 1st Sub. H.B. 213 Promotion of Student Loan Forgiveness (Duckworth, S.)
 Rep. Susan Duckworth presented the bill with the assistance of Rita Heagren, American Federation of Teachers Utah. A handout was distributed.
 Promotion of Student Loan Forgiveness
 Sen. Fillmore moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 213 out favorably.
 H.B. 291 Concurrent Enrollment Modifications (Winder, M.)
 Rep. Mike Winder presented the bill.
 Sen. Millner moved to replace H.B. 291 with 1st Substitute H.B. 291.
 Sen. Millner moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 291 out favorably.
 H.B. 356 Adult Education Access Amendments (Johnson, D.N.)
 Rep. Dan N. Johnson presented the bill.
 Angie Stallings, Deputy Superintendent for Policy, Utah State Board of Education, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Sen. Hillyard moved to pass H.B. 356 out favorably.
 Sen. Hillyard moved to place H.B. 356 on the Consent Calendar.
 3rd Sub. H.B. 120 Student and School Safety Assessment (Ward, R.)
 Rep. Raymond P. Ward presented the bill.
 Tami Pyfer, Education Adivsor, Governor's Office, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Natalie Cline, parent, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Andrew Riggle, Public Policy Advocate, Disability Law Center, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Carol Lear, member, State Board of Education, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Dennis Cecchini, parent, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Brandon Roper, co-founder, Paladin Software, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Sheri Mattle, Safety Commissioner, Utah PTA, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ana Thomas, Voices for Utah Children, spoke to the bill.
 Justin Chapman, former captain, Sandy Police, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Terry Shoemaker, Associate Executive Director, Utah School Boards Association, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Sen. Riebe moved to replace 3rd Substitute H.B. 120 with 4th Substitute H.B. 120.
 Sen. Riebe moved to pass 4th Substitute H.B. 120 out favorably.
 Sen. Fillmore moved to adjourn.
 Chair Henderson adjourned the meeting at 6:00 PM.
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