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January 20, 2004
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. Kory M. Holdaway
        Rep. David L. Hogue
        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
        Cindy Baker, Committee Secretary

Note: List of visitors and copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes.

Chair Dayton called the meeting to order at 8:03 a.m. and welcomed committee members and staff. She advised the committee members that H.B.65 would not be heard and was rescheduled for Wednesday, January 21, 2004.

Chair Dayton relinquished the chair to Rep. Dougall at 8:05.

H.B. 14    Repeal of Education Mandates (Rep. M. Dayton)

    Rep. Dayton introduced Patrick Ogden, Associate Superintendent,Utah State
    Office of Education, who explained the bill removes requirements regarding
    school building utilization and textbook reporting.

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

Rep. Dayton resumed the chair at 8:14 a.m.

H.B. 65    Tuition Waiver for Purple Heart Recipients (Rep. G. Hughes)
    Rescheduled to Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 8:00 a.m.

H.J.R. 2    Resolution of Legislative Support for Music and Other Fine Arts Programs in Public Schools (Rep. R. Bigelow)

     Rep. Bigelow stated the resolution expresses support for fine arts programs in
    public schools.

    Ms. Margaret Wahlstrom, Utah PTA, Individual Development Commissioner
    spoke in favor of the bill.

MOTION:    Rep. Shurtliff moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed

H.B. 22    Civic and Character Education in Schools (Rep. L. Christensen)

    Rep. Christensen introduced the bill and explained the bill requires
    Civic and Character Education to be included in the curriculum of
    the public education system.

MOTION:    Rep. Moss moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 8, Line 218: Delete"(b);"disclosed to parents;"

2.    Page 8, Line 219: Delete "(c)" and insert "(b)"

3.    Page 8, Line 225: After "administrators" delete "shall" and insert "may"

MOTION:    Rep. Dougall moved to amend the bill with additions to the amendment made
    by Rep. Moss as follows:

1.    Page 8, Line 219: After "parents" insert "and other citizens of the community"

    The motion passed with Rep. Ferrin, Rep. Hogue, Rep. Johnson, and Rep.
    Pace voting in opposition.
    Mr. Stephen Clark,citizen of Salt Lake County, spoke against the bill.
    Mr. Glen Haynard spoke in favor of the bill.

MOTION:    Rep. Dougall moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 8, Line 222: After "districts" delete "and" and insert a comma and
    after "schools" insert ",and community councils"

MOTION:    Rep. Hughes moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion failed with
    Rep. Hughes, Rep. Christensen, Rep. Hardy, Rep. King and Rep. Dayton
    voting in favor of the motion.

MOTION:    Rep. Holdaway moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.

Chair Dayton adjourned the meeting at 9:57 a.m.


Rep. Margaret Dayton, Chair