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January 29, 2003
Room 303, State Capitol Building
Rep. Merlynn T. Newbold, Vice Chair
Rep. LaVar Christensen
Rep. John Dougall
Rep. James A. Ferrin
Rep. James R. Gowans
Rep. Ann W. Hardy
Rep. David L. Hogue
Rep. Kory M. Holdaway
Rep. Gregory H. Hughes
Rep. Bradley T. Johnson
Rep. Brad King
Rep. Carol Spackman Moss
Rep. Loraine T.Pace
Rep. LaWanna Shurtliff
STAFF PRESENT: Constance C. Steffen, Policy Analyst
Greta Rodebush, Committee Secretary
VISITORS LIST: Attached to and made a part of these minutes.
Chair Dayton called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Pace moved to approve the minutes of January 27, 2003. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Ferrin, Rep. Hogue, Rep. Hughes, Rep. Moss,
Rep. Shurtliff, and Rep. Newbold absent for the vote.
H.B. 170 Public Education Capital Outlay Act Amendments (D. Cox)
Rep. Cox introduced H.B. 170 which specifies criteria for the receipt of state school building funds from the capital outlay foundation program and the amount of money a school district may receive. This bill essentially changes capital outlay funding from block funding to per pupil funding. Rep. Cox was assisted by Mr. Larry Newton, School Finance Director, State Office of Education.
Mr. Bruce Williams, Assistant Superintendent, Davis School District spoke to the bill.
Mr. Kirk Wright, Superintendent, Juab School District commented on the bill. He felt that the bill needed some modifications.
MOTION: Rep. Ferrin moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. King absent for the vote.
H.B. 53 School Building Size Limitation (D. Cox)
Rep. Cox introduced H.B. 53 which establishes maximum size standards for school buildings constructed by school districts receiving state capital outlay monies.
Mr. Steven H. Peterson, Utah School Boards Association and Utah School Superintendents Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
Mr. Greg Fredde, President, Utah Mining Association, commented on the bill.
Mr. Andrew Parker, citizen, spoke in favor of the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Newbold moved to adjourn. The motion passed with Rep. Christensen,
Rep. Dougall, Rep. Holdaway, and Rep. Dayton voting in opposition.
Rep. Johnson and Rep. King were absent for the vote.
Rep. Dayton adjourned the meeting at 9:55 a.m.
Rep. Margaret Dayton, Chair