House Education Committee - February 27, 2017

30 House Building

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Chair Peterson called the meeting to order at 4:45 p.m.
 Recording 1
 Rep. Coleman moved to approve the minutes of February 23, 2017.
 H.B. 414 Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Referral Amendments (Owens, D.)
 Rep. Derrin R. Owens explained the bill with the assistance of Mr. Joel Coleman, Superintendent, Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.
 Ms. Delane England, teacher, spoke to the bill.
 Mr. Brandon Bowden, deaf community member, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Dan Matthis, deaf community member, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. David Samuelson, deaf community member, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Rep. Poulson moved to pass H.B. 414 out favorably.
 H.B. 401 Electronic High School Amendments (Ward, R.)
 Rep. Raymond P. Ward explained the bill with the assistance of Ms. Tami Pyfer, Education Advisor, Governor's Office.
 Dr. Sydnee Dickson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Utah State Board of Education spoke to the bill.
 Mr. Mark Smith, Principal, American International High School, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Rep. Fawson moved to pass H.B. 401 out favorably.
 Rep. Cutler moved to hold the bill.
 Rep. Cutler withdrew the motion to hold the bill.
 Rep. Fawson's original motion to pass the bill out favorably passed with a vote of 11-1-2.
 1st Sub. S.B. 78 Teacher Pedagogical Assessment (Millner, A.)
 Sen. Ann Millner presented the bill with the assistance of Ms. Diana Suddreth Director Teaching and Learning, Utah State Board of Education, and Mr. Parker Fawson, Dean - School of Education, Utah Valley University.
 Dr. Sydnee Dickson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Utah State Board of Education spoke in favor of the bill.
 Dr. Sara Jones, Utah Education Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Ms. Kristi Jones, Professor of Education, Westminster College, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Ms. Marilee Coles-Ritchie, Professor of Education, Westminster College, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Brad Asay, American Federation of Teachers of Utah, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Rep. McCay moved to replace 1st Substitute S.B. 78 with 2nd Substitute S.B. 78.
 Rep. McCay moved to pass 2nd Substitute S.B. 78 out favorably.
 Rep. Coleman assumed the chair.
 H.B. 404 Early Warning Pilot Program (Peterson, V.)
 Rep. Val L. Peterson explained the bill.
 Rep. Fawson moved to pass H.B. 404 out favorably.
 H.B. 409 Charter School Funding Amendments (Last, B.)
 Rep. Bradley G. Last explained the bill.
 Rep. McCay moved to pass H.B. 409 out favorably.
 Rep. Fawson moved to place H.B. 409 on the Consent Calendar.
 H.B. 418 Assistive Teaching Technology Amendments (Last, B.)
 Rep. Bradley G. Last explained the bill with the assistance of Mr. Dan Nelson and Mr. Mark Child, Robots4Autism.
 Mr. Dan Nelson and Mr. Mark Child from Robots4Autism spoke in favor of the bill.
 Rep. Cutler moved to pass H.B. 418 out favorably.
 Rep. McCay moved to adjourn.
 Chair Peterson adjourned the meeting at 7:40 p.m.
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