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First Substitute H.B. 213

Representative David L. Hogue proposes the following substitute bill:


             1     
CLASSROOM AMPLIFICATION

             2     
2002 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Sponsor: David L. Hogue

             5      This act modifies provisions related to the State System of Public Instruction by requiring
             6      the state superintendent of public instruction to conduct a study on the use of classroom
             7      amplification devices. The provisions enacted by this act are repealed July 1, 2003.
             8      This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
             9      AMENDS:
             10          63-55b-153, as last amended by Chapters 219 and 234, Laws of Utah 2000
             11      ENACTS:
             12          53A-1-304, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             13      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             14          Section 1. Section 53A-1-304 is enacted to read:
             15          53A-1-304. Study on classroom amplification devices.
             16          (1) The state superintendent of public instruction shall gather data from school classrooms
             17      with amplification equipment and comparable classrooms without amplification equipment. The
             18      data collection shall include:
             19          (a) the number and locations of classrooms that are equipped with classroom amplification
             20      equipment;
             21          (b) the type of equipment being used;
             22          (c) the cost and source of funding of the identified equipment;
             23          (d) a comparison of the number of sick leave days used by teachers with classroom
             24      amplification equipment and similar teachers without classroom amplification equipment;
             25          (e) a comparison of the standardized test scores of students in classrooms with


             26      amplification equipment and similar students in classrooms without amplification equipment;
             27          (f) teacher and student appraisals of listening efficiency; and
             28          (g) teacher appraisals of classroom control.
             29          (2) The confidentiality of students and teachers shall be protected in the data collection
             30      required under this section.
             31          (3) By November 1, 2002, the state superintendent of public instruction shall provide the
             32      collected data, along with recommendations regarding the use of classroom amplification devices,
             33      to the Education Interim Committee.
             34          Section 2. Section 63-55b-153 is amended to read:
             35           63-55b-153. Repeal dates -- Titles 53 and 53A.
             36          (1) Subsection 53-5-710 (4) pertaining to restrictions at Olympic venue secure areas is
             37      repealed April 1, 2002.
             38          (2) Title 53, Chapter 12, State Olympic Public Safety Command Act, is repealed July 1,
             39      2002.
             40          (3) Section 53-12-301.1 is repealed April 1, 2002.
             41          (4) Section 53A-1-304 is repealed July 1, 2003.
             42          [(4)] (5) Section 53A-1-403.5 is repealed July 1, 2007.
             43          [(5)] (6) Section 53A-3-602 is repealed July 1, 2002.
             44          [(6)] (7) Section 53A-15-901 is repealed July 1, 2005.


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