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February 7, 2003
Room 129, State Capitol Building
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
MEMBERS EXCUSED: Rep. Margaret Dayton, Chair
STAFF PRESENT: Constance C. Steffen, Policy Analyst
Greta Rodebush, Committee Secretary
Dee S. Larsen, Associate General Counsel
VISITORS LIST: Attached to and made a part of these minutes.
Vice Chair Newbold called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Hogue moved to approve the minutes of February 5, 2003. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Johnson absent for the vote.
1st Substitute H.B. 161 Snow College Richfield Campus (B. Johnson)
MOTION: Rep. Johnson moved to replace 1stSub H.B. 161, in title and body, with 2nd Sub. H.B. 161, Snow College Richfield Campus. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Christensen, Rep. Ferrin, Rep. Holdaway, and Rep. King absent for the vote.
Rep. Johnson introduced 2nd Sub. H.B. 161. He was assisted by the following individuals:
Dr. Michael T. Benson, President of Snow College
Dr. Cecelia H. Foxley, Utah State Board of Regents
Dr. Gregory G. Fitch, President of Utah College of Applied Technology
Mr. Brent Thorn, Superintendent, Sevier School District
MOTION: Rep. Dougall moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 18, Line522: Delete 21" and insert 19"
The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Marvin Johnson, State Office of Education, expressed concern over the loss of the Central Applied Technology College in that area, the local board being changed from a governing board to an advisory board, and that high schools would have continued access to applied technology training.
MOTION: Rep. Dougall moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.
H.B. 69 Appropriation for School District Impacted by Fee Waivers (L. Shurtliff)
Rep. Shurtliff introduced H.B. 69 which appropriates money to reimburse certain school districts for fee waivers. Rep. Shurtliff was assisted by Mr. Larry Leatham, School to Careers Coordinator, Weber County and Ogden City School Districts.
The following spoke to the bill:
Mr. McKell Withers, Superintendent, Salt Lake City School District
Mr. Steven H. Peterson, Utah School Boards Association and Utah School Superintendents Associaton
Mr. Bruce Penland, Ogden City Schools
Ms. Cheryl Phibbs, Utah PTA Education Commissioner, expressed support for the concept of the bill but concern about a fiscal note.
MOTION: Rep. Christensen moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda.
MOTION: Rep. King moved to pass the bill out favorably.
MOTION: Rep. Gowans moved to cut off debate. The motion passed with Rep. Christensen and Rep. Holdaway voting in opposition.
A vote was taken on Rep. King's motion. The motion passed with Rep. Christensen, Rep. Ferrin,
Rep. Hogue, Rep. Holdaway, and Rep. Newbold voting in opposition. Rep. Dougall and
Rep. Johnson were absent for the vote.
H.B. 86 Public School Choice Enrollment (C. Moss)
Rep. Moss introduced H.B. 86 which extends the application period for enrollment in a public school outside a student's resident district.
MOTION: Rep. Shurtliff moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 2, Line 36 Delete February 28" and insert the second Friday in February
The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dougall and Rep. King absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Ferrin moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dougall and Rep. King absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Holdaway moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with
Rep. Dougall and Rep. King absent for the vote.
Vice Chair Newbold adjourned the meeting at 9:58 a.m.
Rep. Margaret Dayton, Chair