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MINUTES OF THE

SENATE EDUCATION STANDING COMMITTEE

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2009

ROOM 415, STATE CAPITOL



Members Present:        Sen. Curtis Bramble, Chair
                Sen. Margaret Dayton
                Sen. Brent Goodfellow
                Sen. Lyle Hillyard
                Sen. Scott Jenkins
                Sen. Karen Morgan
                Sen. Howard A. Stephenson
        
Staff Present:            Connie Steffen, Policy Analyst
                Karen C. Allred, Secretary
                Dee Larsen, Associate General Council
                    
Public Speakers Present:    Patti Harrington, State Superintendent, Utah State Office of
                    Education
                Tamara Lowe, President, Utah School Boards Association
                Sydnee Dickson, Director of Licensing, Utah State Office of
                    Education
                Larry Shumway, Deputy Superintendent, Utah State Office of
                    Education
                Vik Arnold, Staff, Utah Education Association
                Derek Monson, Policy Analyst, Sutherland Institute
                Michael Peterson, Executive Director, Utah Education Network


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

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


1.     S.B. 185 -- Federal Education Agreement Requirements Amendments

    Sen. Dayton introduced and explained the bill.

    Patti Harrington, State Superintendent, Utah State Office of Education and Tamara Lowe, President, Utah School Boards Association spoke in favor of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Dayton moved to pass S.B. 185 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.



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

2.     H.B. 244 -- Disruption of School Activities

    Rep. Moss introduced and explained the bill.

    Sen. Goodfellow assumed the chair.

     MOTION: Sen. Morgan moved to adopt the following amendment:

1.    Page 1, Line 29
    House Committee Amendments
    1-28-2009 :
    

             29          (1) As used in this section
{   ,   }        :

    (a)  
     {   "school"   }        "School"       means any public or private kindergarten,



2.    Page 2, Line 31 :    

             31      school.
    
  (b) "School property" means real property owned or occupied by a public or private school, including real property temporarily occupied by students for a school activity or program.      


3.    Page 2, Line 33 :    

             33      school property, if the person enters
{   at any time   } onto      {   the   }        school       property      {   of any school   } when        :

    (a) students are attending the school or students are participating in any school-related activity or program on school property; and
    (b)  
the

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

    Tamara Lowe, President, Utah School Boards Association spoke in favor of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Morgan moved to pass H.B. 244 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

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

3.     1st Substitute H.B. 264 -- Educator Evaluation Amendments



    Rep. Menlove introduced and explained the bill.

    Sydnee Dickson, Director of Licensing, Utah State Office of Education; Larry Shumway, Deputy Superintendent, Utah State Office of Education; Vik Arnold, Staff, Utah Education Association; and Derek Monson, Policy Analyst, Sutherland Institute spoke in favor of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Morgan moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 264 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Bramble and Hillyard absent for the vote.

     MOTION: Sen. Dayton moved to place 1st Substitute H.B. 264 on the Consent Calendar.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Bramble and Hillyard absent for the vote.

4.     S.B.185 -- Federal Education Agreement Requirements Amendments

    MOTION:
Sen. Dayton moved to reconsider the committee's action on S.B. 185.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Bramble and Hillyard absent for the vote.

     MOTION: Sen. Dayton moved to adopt the following amendment:

1.    Page 1, Lines 19 through 20 :    

             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          
{   None   }        This bill provides an immediate effective date.      



2.    Page 5, Line 128 :    

             128      authorizations established by this part are necessary.
  Section 6. Effective date.

    If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto, the date of veto override.  


    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Bramble and Hillyard absent for the vote.

    MOTION: Sen. Dayton moved to pass S.B. 185 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.



    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Bramble and Hillyard absent for the vote.

     MOTION: Sen. Dayton moved to place S.B.185 on the Consent Calendar.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Bramble and Hillyard absent for the vote.

5.     H.B. 287 -- Utah Education Network Amendments

    Michael Peterson, Executive Director, Utah Education Network introduced and explained the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Stephenson moved to pass H.B. 287 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Bramble and Hillyard absent for the vote.

     MOTION: Sen. Jenkins moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Bramble and Hillyard absent for the vote.

    Sen. Goodfellow adjourned the meeting at 9:08 a.m.

    Minutes were reported by Karen C. Allred, Secretary.





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Sen. Curtis Bramble