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Senate Education Committee - February 28, 2017
210 Senate Building
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Chair Millner called the meeting to order at 4:18 p.m.
Sen. Hillyard moved to approve the minutes of February 27, 2017.
S.B. 255 Funding for Education Systems Amendments (Stephenson, H.)
Sen. Howard A. Stephenson explained the bill.
Sen. Hillyard assumed the chair.
Sen. Stephenson moved to replace S.B. 255 with 1st Substitute S.B. 255.
Sen. Stephenson moved to amend 1st Substitute S.B. 255 with Amendment #1.
Sen. Stephenson moved to pass 1st Substitute S.B. 255 as amended out favorably.
2nd Sub. H.B. 168 Kindergarten Supplemental Enrichment Program (Snow, V. L.)
Rep. V. Lowry Snow explained the bill.
Dr. Sydnee Dickson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Utah State Board of Education spoke in favor of the bill.
Sen. Stephenson assumed the chair.
Ms. LeeAnn Wood, Commissioner, Utah PTA spoke in favor of the bill.
Sen. Hillyard moved to pass 2nd Substitute H.B. 168 out favorably.
H.B. 245 School District Procurement Process (Hall, C.)
Rep. Craig Hall explained the bill.
Mr. Ben Horsley, Granite School District spoke in favor of the bill.
Sen. Hillyard moved to pass H.B. 245 out favorably.
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 bill.
Dr. Bill Cosgrove, Utah Chapter American Association of Pediatrics spoke in favor of the bill.
Ms. Alicia Vance, high school sophomore, spoke in opposition to the bill.
Dr. Wendy M. Troxel, Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist, Rand Organization spoke in favor of the bill.
Mr. Brad Asay, President, American Federation of Teachers of Utah spoke in favor of the bill.
Sen. Hillyard moved to pass H.C.R. 9 out favorably.
Sen. Hillyard moved to adjourn.
Acting Chair Stephenson adjourned the meeting at 5:45 p.m.
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