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January 29, 2004
Room 129, 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. 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.
Vice Chair Newbold called the meeting to order at 8:06 a.m. and welcomed committee members.
MOTION: Rep. Hardy moved to approve the minutes of January 27, 2004. The motion
passed unanimously with Rep. Chistensen, Rep. Dougall, Rep. Ferrin,
Rep. Hughes, Rep. Johnson and Rep. Shurtliff absent for the vote.
H.B. 43 No Child Left Behind Opt Out (Rep. M. Dayton)
Rep. Dayton stated the bill opts the state out of the federal No Child Left Behind
Rep. Dayton introduced Associate Superintendent Patti Harrington, Utah State Office of Education, who distributed and reviewed a handout on NCLB.
Rep. Dayton also introduced Superintendent Barry Newbold, who commented
Steven O. Laing, USOE, spoke to the bill.
The following spoke in opposition to the bill:
Doug Nelson, Salt Lake City School Board
Cheryl Phipps, Utah Parent Teacher Association
John deJong, Salt Lake City School Board
Charles Hausman, Salt Lake City School District
MOTION: Rep. Pace moved to pass the bill out favorably.
MOTION: Rep. Ferrin moved to end debate. The motion passed unanimously.
A vote was taken on Rep. Paces's motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Rep. Christensen noted that the Legislature will continue to study the fiscal impacts of opting out of NCLB.
MOTION: Rep. Hogue moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
Rep. Newbold adjourned the meeting at 10:00 A.M.
____________________________ Rep. Margaret Dayton, Chair