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MINUTES OF THE

SENATE EDUCATION STANDING COMMITTEE

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2009

ROOM 415, STATE CAPITOL



Members Present:        Sen. Curtis Bramble, Chair
                Sen. Margaret Dayton
                Sen. Brent Goodfellow
                Sen. Karen Morgan
                Sen. Howard A. Stephenson
                
Members Excused:        Sen. Lyle Hillyard
                Sen. Scott Jenkins
            
Staff Present:            Allison Nicholson, Policy Analyst
                Dee Larsen, Associate General Council
                Karen C. Allred, Secretary
                
Public Speakers Present:    Bill Sederburg, Commissioner, Utah System of Higher Education
                Todd Quarnberg, President, Utah Association for Secondary
                    School Principals
                Sharon Gallagher Fishbaugh, Teacher and Chair, Utah National
                    Board Teacher Coaliltion
                Susan Kuziak, Utah Education Association
                Dave Buhler, Associate Commissioner, Utah System of Higher
                    Education
                Tom Bingham, Chair, Board of Trustees, Utah Colleges of Applied
                    Technology                             

    A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

    Chair Bramble called the meeting to order at 8:08 a.m.

     MOTION: Sen. Dayton moved to approve the minutes of the February 6, 2009 meeting.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Morgan and Stephenson absent for the vote.

1.          S.B. 81 -- Concurrent Enrollment Program Amendments

         MOTION: Sen. Goodfellow moved to adopt the following amendment to S.B. 81:

1.    Page 3, Lines 59 through 61 :    

             59      following conditions:
             60          (i)
{   an appropriate assessment is given to high school students prior to

participation in


             61      concurrent enrollment  
}
to ensure that students are prepared for college level work
  , an appropriate assessment is given:

    (A) prior to participation in mathematics and English courses; and
    (B) in meeting prerequisites established for a campus-based course by the sponsoring institution  
;


2.    Page 6, Line 153 :    

             153      program.
    
  (5) The scholarship program described under Subsection (4) shall be funded from existing appropriations for concurrent enrollment that are allocated to the State Board of Regents.      

        
        The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Morgan and Stephenson absent for the vote.
    
        Sen. Dayton introduced and explained the bill.
        
        Bill Sederburg, Commissioner, Utah System of Higher Education and Todd Quarnberg, President, Utah Association for Secondary School Principals, spoke in favor of the bill.

         MOTION: Sen. Goodfellow moved to pass S.B. 81 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

        The motion passed unanimously

3.         S.B. 177 -- New School District Amendments

        S.B. 177 was not discussed and held at the request of the sponsor.

4.         S.B. 77 -- Grants for Licensed Teachers Amendments

        Sen. Stephenson introduced the bill and Sen. Madsen further explained the bill.

        Sharon Gallagher Fishbaugh, Teacher and Chair, Utah National Board Teacher Coalition and Susan Kuziak, Utah Education Association, spoke against the bill.

         MOTION: Sen. Stephenson moved to pass S.B. 77 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.


        The motion passed with Sens. Bramble, Dayton, and Stephenson voting in favor, and Sens. Goodfellow and Morgan voting in opposition.

5.         H.B. 15 -- Career and Technical Education Amendments

        Rep. Bigelow introduced and explained the bill.

        Dave Buhler, Associate Commissioner, Utah System of Higher Education and Tom Bingham, Chair, Board of Trustees, Utah Colleges of Applied Technology, spoke in favor of the bill.

         MOTION: Sen. Goodfellow moved to pass H.B. 15 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

        The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Dayton absent for the vote.

         MOTION: Sen. Morgan moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Dayton absent for the vote.

    Chair Bramble adjourned the meeting at 8:50 a.m.

    Minutes were reported by Karen C. Allred, Secretary.





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Sen. Curtis Bramble