From: Stacie Carter
To: Francis Gibson,
Subject: Please do not pass HB 131 out of committee
Date: Thu Feb 20 15:43:33 MST 2014
Please, please do not pass HB 131 out of committee!  

This bill will ultimately cost much more than planned, even when  House Speaker Becky Lockhart says  she doesn’t anticipate the cost being nearly so high as it has been reported (via the Deseret News).  We know from pretty much all budgeted programs that that statement is deceiving. Not only will this bill ultimately cost us more, it takes away personal privacy, especially between parents and children.  That rationale that books go out of date but software is infinitely upgradable is faulty. True, but at a COST, a cost that is unnecessary.   

The questions is whether price is worth it, the answer in this case is NO!

This bill will be damaging to Utah's educational system, what what will we give up for this price tag?  Please do not pass this bill out of committee!

Stacie Carter