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February 6, 2004
Room 129, State Capitol Building

MEMBERS PRESENT    Rep. Merlynn T. Newbold, Vice Chair    
        Rep. LaVar Christensen
        Rep. John Dougall        
        Rep. James R. Gowans        
        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

MEMBERS ABSENT:    Rep. James A. Ferrin
        Rep. Ann W. Hardy
        Rep. Margaret T. Dayton
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 2:13 p.m. and welcomed committee members.

H.B. 100    School Professional Development Days (Rep. B. Last)

MOTION:    Rep. Dougall moved to adopt 1st. Substitute H.B. 100. The motion passed     unanimously with Rep. Hughes and Rep. Johnson absent for the vote.

Rep. B. Last said the bill provides flexibility in the school term so that more professional development can be accomplished. Rep. Last introduced Max Rose, Superintendent, and Rex Wilkie, Washington School District, who assisted in the presentation of the bill.

The following spoke in favor of the bill:
Cheryl Phipps, Utah PTA

The following spoke in opposition to the bill:
Pat Rusk, Utah Education Association
Geoff Leonard, USBA

MOTION:    Rep. Christensen moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with
    Rep. Moss, Rep. Shurtliff, and Rep. Hogue voting in opposition.

H.B. 248    Disclosure of Higher Education Costs (Rep. R. Bigelow)

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

    Page 2, Line 29: After "its" insert "undergraduate"

The motion passed unanimously.

Rep. Bigelow explained the bill requires disclosure to students of certain higher education costs.

Dave Buhler, Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education, responded to questions.

MOTION:    Rep. Pace moved to pass the bill out with a favorable recommendation.
    The motion passed with Rep. Dougall voting in opposition.

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

Rep.Christensen noted that Superintendent Newbold, Jordon School District, had to leave, but was here to speak in support of the bill.

MOTION:    Rep. Christensen moved to adopt 1st. Substitute H.B. 22. The motion passed
    unanimously with Rep. Gowans, Rep. Hogue, and Rep. Holdaway absent for the     vote.
The following spoke in support of the bill:
Cheryl Phipps, Utah PTA
Vic Arnold, UEA
Gary Cameron, USSA
Chad Harris, USBA

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

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

Vice Chair Newbold adjourned the meeting at 3:34 p.m.

            ____________________________                 Rep. Margaret Dayton, Chair