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February 3, 2003
Room 129, State Capitol Building

MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Margaret Dayton, Chair
        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. Carol Spackman Moss
        Rep. Loraine T. Pace
        Rep. LaWanna Shurtliff
MEMBERS ABSENT:    Rep. Brad King    
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 8:06 a.m.    

MOTION:    Rep. Hardy moved to approve the minutes of January 29, 2003. The motion
passed unanimously Rep. Ferrin and Rep. Shurtliff absent for the vote.

H.B. 92    School Funds Amendments (B. Last)

Rep. Last introduced H.B. 92 which modifies provisions relating to the State System of Public Education and School and Institutional Trust Lands by conforming statutes on the permanent State School Fund and Uniform School Fund with the Utah Constitution.

Rep. Last was assisted by Mrs. Paula Plant, State Office of Education, School Trust Lands.

MOTION:    Rep. Shurtliff moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Johnson absent for the vote.

H.B. 161    Snow College Richfield Campus Name Change (B. Johnson)

Rep. Johnson explained the changes to H.B. 161. He noted that 1st Sub. H.B. 161 changes the name of Snow College South to the Snow College Richfield campus. This bill also removes the Central Applied Technology College from the Utah College of Applied Technology and transfers its governance and duties to Snow College. The bill creates an applied technology advisory committee at the Snow College Richfield campus and specifies its membership and duties.

Chair Dayton relinquished the chair to Vice Chair Newbold at 8:30 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Johnson moved to replace H.B. 161, in title and body, with 1st Sub. H.B. 161,
        Snow College Richfield Campus. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dayton absent for the vote.

Rep. Johnson introduced 1st Sub. H.B. 161. He was assisted by Michael T. Benson, President of Snow College and Gregory G. Fitch, President of Utah College of Applied Technology.

The following spoke in favor of the bill:

Mr. Brent M. Thorn, Superintendent, Sevier School District
Mr. David Buehler, System of Higher Education, Board of Regents
Dr. Richard White, Executive Vice President, Snow College Richfield Campus

Ms. Mary Shumway, Applied Technology Director, Utah State Office of Education, emphasized the need for Applied Technology Education for secondary students in Richfield and other districts that the Central Applied Technology College currently serves.

MOTION:    Rep. Ferrin moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with
        Rep. Holdaway and Rep. Pace absent for the vote.

Vice Chair Newbold moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:56 a.m.

                Rep. Margaret Dayton, Chair