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February 22, 2008
Room 445C, State Capitol Building
Rep. Patrick Painter, Vice Chair
Rep. Sylvia S. Andersen
Rep. James R. Gowans
Rep. Kory M. Holdaway
Rep. Bradley G. Last
Rep. Rebecca D. Lockhart
Rep. Carol Spackman Moss
Rep. Merlynn T. Newbold
Rep. LaWanna "Lou" Shurtliff
Rep. Kenneth W. Sumsion
Rep. Stephen Urquhart
Rep. Mark A. Wheatley
MEMBERS ABSENT: Rep. Brad Dee
Rep. Craig Frank
STAFF PRESENT: Constance C. Steffen, Policy Analyst
Linda Service, Committee Secretary
Dee S Larsen, Associate General Counsel
Note: List of visitors and copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes.
Rep. Painter, Vice Chair, called the meeting to order at 8:11 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Anderson moved to approve the minutes of February 20, 2008. The motion passed unanimously. Rep. Hughes, Rep. Lockhart, Rep. Moss, Rep. Shurtliff, Rep. Sumsion, and Rep. Urquhart were absent for the vote.
H.B. 436 English Language Learner Family Literacy Centers Program (Rep. G. Hughes)
Rep. Hughes introduced the bill which establishes English Language Learner Family Literacy Centers within the State System of Public Education
The following spoke in support of the bill:
Sarah Meier, Utah School Boards Association
Vik Arnold, Utah Education Association
MOTION: Rep. Gowans moved to pass the bill out with a favorable recommendation. The
motion passed unanimously. Rep. Last, Rep. Shurtliff, and Rep. Urquhart were absent for the
H.B. 274 Utah K-8 Online Virtual School (Rep. B. Ferry)
MOTION: Rep. Holdaway moved to delete in title and body H.B. 274 and adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 274. The motion passed unanimously. Rep. Hughes, Rep. Shurtliff, and Rep. Urquhart were absent for the vote.
Rep. Ferry introduced the bill which authorizes the State Board of Education to establish a virtual school for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Rep. Hughes, Chair, assumed the chair.
MOTION: Rep. Lockhart moved to pass out with a favorable recommendation 1st Substitute H.B. 274. The motion passed with Rep. Gowans and Rep. Wheatley voting in opposition. Rep. Urquhart was absent for the vote.
1st Sub. S.B. 36 Charter and Online Schools - Participation in Extracurricular Activities (Sen. M. Madsen)
Sen. Madsen introduced the bill which addressed the eligibility of charter school students and students who participate in online education programs to participate in extracurricular activities.
MOTION: Rep. Lockhart moved to pass out with a favorable motion 1st Substitute S.B. 36. The motion failed with Rep. Anderson, Rep. Hughes, Rep. Lockhart, Rep. Newbold, Rep. Painter, and Rep. Sumsion voting in favor of the motion. Rep. Urquhart was absent for the vote.
Due to time constraints, the following bill was not heard.
S.B. 91 Benefits to American Board Certified Teachers (Sen. M. Madsen)
MOTION: Rep. Lockhart motioned to adjourn the meeting. The motioned passed unanimously. Rep. Urquhart was absent for the vote.
The meeting adjourned at 9:59 a.m.
____________________________ Rep. Gregory H. Hughes, Chair