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H.J.R. 2






Sponsor: Ron Bigelow

             6      Ralph Becker
             7      Duane E. Bourdeaux
             8      Judy Ann Buffmire
             9      Carl W. Duckworth
             10      Brent H. Goodfellow
             11      Neil A. Hansen
             12      Patricia W. Jones
             13      Brad King
             14      David Litvack
             15      Ty McCartney
             16      Rosalind J. McGee
             17      Karen W. Morgan
             18      Carol Spackman Moss
             19      LaWanna Lou Shurtliff
             20      Douglas C. Aagard
             21      J. Stuart AdamsSheryl L. Allen
Calvin G. Bird
DeMar Bud Bowman
Craig W. Buttars
D. Gregg Buxton
LaVar Christensen
David Clark
Stephen D. Clark
David N. Cox
Greg J. Curtis
Brad L. Dee
Glenn A. Donnelson
James A. Dunnigan
James A. Ferrin
Ann W. Hardy
Wayne A. HarperDavid L. Hogue
Kory M. Holdaway
Gregory H. Hughes
Todd E. Kiser
M. Susan Lawrence
Rebecca D. Lockhart
Steven R. Mascaro
Joseph G. Murray
Michael E. Noel
Loraine T. Pace
R. Curt Webb
Jack A. Seitz
Martin R. Stephens
Michael R. Styler
Mike Thompson
Peggy Wallace              22     
             23      LONG TITLE
             24      General Description:
             25          This joint resolution expresses support for fine arts programs in public schools.
             26      Highlighted Provisions:
             27          This resolution:
             28          .    expresses support of music and other fine arts program funding in public schools;
             29      and
             30          .    encourages schools to make music and other fine arts programs available to
             31      students.
             32      Special Clauses:

             33          None
             35      Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             36          WHEREAS, involvement in music and the fine arts can have a tremendous impact for
             37      good in the life and development of youth;
             38          WHEREAS, research has shown that there is a clear link between music and the
             39      acceleration of student learning;
             40          WHEREAS, music and other fine arts provide students with an important balance in
             41      their education and enhance the learning environment;
             42          WHEREAS, even with new graduation requirements, it is still possible for students to
             43      have music and fine arts courses in their curriculum;
             44          WHEREAS, Utah schools should make music and fine arts programs available to their
             45      students so that they may experience learning through a greater variety of methods; and
             46          WHEREAS, the Legislature supports funding for music and other fine arts programs in
             47      public schools as a means to provide greater learning opportunities for the youth of the state of
             48      Utah:
             49          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah
             50      expresses its support for the continuation of music and other fine arts program funding in
             51      public schools.
             52          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature encourages schools to make music
             53      and fine arts programs available to Utah's students and to encourage students to make time
             54      available in their class schedules for music and other fine arts programs.
             55          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to each of Utah's
             56      40 local school boards and superintendents for distribution to each public school, the State
             57      Board of Education, and the State Office of Education.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 12-29-03 12:42 PM

A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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