House Education Committee - February 09, 2017

30 House Building

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 Recording 1
 Vice Chair Coleman called the meeting to order at 3:13 p.m.
 H.B. 168 Kindergarten Supplemental Enrichment Program (Snow, V. L.)
 Rep. V. Lowry Snow explained the bill and distributed a handout titled, "Optional Extended-Day Kindergarten Washington County School District Pre- and Post-Assessment Summary 2015-2016"
 Recording 2
 Dr. Rich Nye, Deputy Superintendent, Utah State Board of Education spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Natalie Grange, Assistant Superintendent of Financial Operations, Utah State Board of Education spoke in favor of the bill.
 Dr. Ryan Hassan, pediatrician, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Abby Albrecht, Public Policy Area Director, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Christine Cooke, Education Policy Analyst, Sutherland Institute, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Dr. Sara Jones, Utah Education Association, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Kara Sherman, Utah PTA Health Commissioner, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Rep. Snow moved to replace H.B. 168 with 1st Substitute H.B. 168. The motion passed with a vote of 10-0-4. Voting in the affirmative were: Peterson V, Coleman K, Christensen L, Cutler B R, Fawson J, McCay D, Moss C, Owens D, Poulson M, Snow V L Absent or not voting were: Gibson F, Hutchings E, Last B, Noel M
 Rep. Poulson moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 168 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 8-2-4. Voting in the affirmative were: Peterson V, Christensen L, Cutler B R, McCay D, Moss C, Owens D, Poulson M, Snow V L Voting in the negative were: Coleman K, Fawson J Absent or not voting were: Gibson F, Hutchings E, Last B, Noel M
 H.C.R. 9 Concurrent Resolution Encouraging Consideration of a Later School Day Start for High School (Moss, C.)
 Rep. Carol Spackman Moss explained the concurrent resolution and distributed a document entitled, "Utah should look hard at starting school later."
 Dr. Ericka Opeck, American Academy of Pediatrics, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Brett Wilson, Principal, Early College High School for Math Engineering and Science spoke in favor of the bill.
 Dr. Ryan Hassan, pediatrician spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Kim Frank, Executive Director, Utah Charter Network, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Rep. Hutchings moved to pass H.C.R. 9 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 8-2-4. Voting in the affirmative were: Coleman K, Christensen L, Cutler B R, Fawson J, Hutchings E, Moss C, Owens D, Poulson M Voting in the negative were: Peterson V, McCay D Absent or not voting were: Gibson F, Last B, Noel M, Snow V L
 S.B. 49 Purpose of Minimum School Program (Fillmore, L.)
 Sen. Lincoln Fillmore explained the bill.
 Chair Peterson assumed the chair.
 Rep. Fawson moved to amend S.B. 49 with Amendment #1. The motion passed with a vote of 10-0-4. Voting in the affirmative were: Peterson V, Coleman K, Christensen L, Cutler B R, Fawson J, Hutchings E, McCay D, Moss C, Owens D, Poulson M Absent or not voting were: Gibson F, Last B, Noel M, Snow V L
 Ms. Mary Nielsen, Utah School Boards Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Dr. Sara Jones, Utah Education Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Ms. Kara Sherman, Utah PTA, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Rep. McCay moved to pass S.B. 49 out favorably. The motion failed with a vote of 3-7-4. Voting in the affirmative were: Coleman K, Fawson J, McCay D Voting in the negative were: Peterson V, Christensen L, Cutler B R, Hutchings E, Moss C, Owens D, Poulson M Absent or not voting were: Gibson F, Last B, Noel M, Snow V L
 1st Sub. S.B. 64 Student Scholarship Amendments (Fillmore, L.)
 Sen. Lincoln Fillmore explained the bill.
 Rep. Owens moved to pass 1st Substitute S.B. 64 out favorably. The motion passed with a vote of 9-0-5. Voting in the affirmative were: Peterson V, Coleman K, Christensen L, Cutler B R, Fawson J, Hutchings E, Moss C, Owens D, Poulson M Absent or not voting were: Gibson F, Last B, McCay D, Noel M, Snow V L
 Rep. Fawson moved to place 1st Substitute S.B. 64 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed with a vote of 9-0-5. Voting in the affirmative were: Peterson V, Coleman K, Christensen L, Cutler B R, Fawson J, Hutchings E, Moss C, Owens D, Poulson M Absent or not voting were: Gibson F, Last B, McCay D, Noel M, Snow V L
 The committee discussed a request from the Commission on Federalism.
 Rep. Poulson moved to adjourn. The motion passed with a vote of 8-0-6. Voting in the affirmative were: Peterson V, Coleman K, Christensen L, Fawson J, Hutchings E, Moss C, Owens D, Poulson M Absent or not voting were: Cutler B R, Gibson F, Last B, McCay D, Noel M, Snow V L
Chair Peterson adjourned the meeting at 5:19 p.m.
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