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MINUTES OF THE
SENATE EDUCATION STANDING COMMITTEE
Monday, February 25, 2008
Room C415, State Capitol, State Capitol Complex



Members Present:        Sen. Margaret Dayton, Committee Chair
                Sen. Greg Bell
                Sen. Lyle Hillyard
                Sen. Pat Jones
                Sen. Darin Peterson
                Sen. Ross Romero
                Sen. Howard A. Stephenson
                
Member Excused:        Sen. Curtis Bramble

Staff Present:            Phillip V. Dean, Policy Analyst
                Dee S Larsen, Attorney
                Joan Tiffany, Secretary
                    
Public Speakers Present:    Rep. Ronda Menlove
                Keith Davis, Grantsville Jr. High School Principal
                Tamara Lowe, Vice President, Utah School Boards Association
                Stan Harbuck, Parent
                Rep. Gregory Hughes
                Larry Shumway, Deputy Superintendent, Utah State Office of                     Education
                Rep. Kenneth Sumsion
                Natalie Gordon, Commissioner, Utah PTA
                Rep. Ron Bigelow
                
    A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

    Committee Chair Dayton called the meeting to order at the designated time of 8:04 am as posted.

1.     H.B. 254S01-School Community Council Amendments

    Rep. Ronda Menlove presented 1st. Sub. H.B. 254 to the committee.

    Keith Davis and Tamara Lowe spoke in support of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Jones moved to pass 1st. Sub. H.B.254 out of committee with a          favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Bell and

Stephenson absent for the vote.

     MOTION: With the request of the bill sponsor, Sen. Jones moved to place 1st. Sub. 254     on the consent calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Bell and Stephsenson absent for the vote.

2.     H.B. 332-Use of Public Schools by Community Organization

    Rep. Gregory Hughes presented 1st. Sub. H.B. 332 to the committee.

     MOTION: Sen. Peterson moved to adopt 1st. Sub 332. The motion passed          unanimously with Sens. Bell and Stephenson absent for the vote.

    Larry Shumway addressed the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Hillyard made a motion to adopt the following amendment:     

1.    Page 4, Lines 110 through 112 :    

             110      charge of the grounds and protect school property when used for civic center purposes[.];
             111          [(5) It] (e)

{   may not refuse   }        shall allow       the use of a civic center, for other than school purposes, [if]

             112      unless it determines that the use [inadvisable.] interferes with a school function or purpose; and
    
    The motion passed with Sens. Dayton, Bell, Hillyard, Jones and Romero voting aye.     Sens. Peterson and Stephenson voted against the motion.

     MOTION: Sen. Hillyard moved to pass 1st. Sub. 332 out of committee with a favorable     recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.

3.     H.B. 127S02-Community Council Elections

    Rep. Kenneth Sumsion presented 2nd. Sub. H.B.127 to the committee.

    Natalie Gordon and Stan Harbuck spoke in support of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Jones moved to pass 2nd. Sub. H.B 127 out of committee with a     favorable recommendation. This motion passed unanimously .

     MOTION: With the request of the bill sponsor, Sen. Jones moved to place 2nd. Sub.

    H.B. 127 on the consent calendar. This motion passed unanimously.


4.     H.B. 189S01-School Community Councils

    Rep. Ron Bigelow presented 1st. Sub. H.B. 189 to the committee.

    Natalie Gordon, Tamara Lowe and Stan Harbuck spoke in favor of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Peterson made a motion to pass 1st. Sub H.B. 189 out of committee     with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.

     MOTION: With the request of the bill sponsor, Sen. Jones moved to place 1st. Sub. H.B.     189 on the consent calendar. The motion passed unanimously.

     MOTION: Sen. Peterson moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed          unanimously.

    The meeting was adjourned at 9:15 am.









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                        Senator Margaret Dayton, Chair