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MINUTES OF THE

SENATE EDUCATION STANDING COMMITTEE

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 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:            Allison Nicholson, Policy Analyst
                Dee Larsen, Associate General Counsel
                Karen C. Allred, Secretary
                    
Public Speakers Present:    Mark Cluff, Former Member, State Board of Education                      Christine Kearl, Governor's Office
                Steven Whitehouse, Citizen
                Carol Murphy, State Board of Education District 12
                Marilyn Gillette, Tooele County Clerk, County Clerks Association
                JoDee Sundberg, Alpine School Board Member, Utah School                     Boards Association
                Cheryl Phipps, Legislative Vice President, Utah PTA
                Steven H. Peterson, Executive Director, Utah School Boards
                     Association
                Tom Bingham, President, Utah Manufacturers Association
                Jim Olsen, President, Utah Food Industry Association
                John Pingree, Former State Board of Education Member
                Todd Hauber, Associate Superintendent, Utah State Office of
                    Education

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

    Chair Bramble called the meeting to order at 8:12 a.m.

     MOTION: Sen. Morgan moved to approve the minutes of the February 25, 2009 meeting.

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



1.          1st Sub. H.B. 150 -- State Board of Education Member Election Process Amendments

        Rep. Moss introduced and explained the bill.

        Mark Cluff, Former Member, State Board of Education; Steven Whitehouse, Citizen; Marilyn Gillette, Tooele County Clerk, County Clerks Association; Tom Bingham, President, Utah Manufacturers Association; and Jim Olsen, President, Utah Food Industry Association; spoke against the bill.

        Christine Kearl, Governor's Office, Carol Murphy, State Board of Education District 12; JoDee Sundberg, Alpine School Board Member, Utah School Boards Association; Cheryl Phipps, Legislative Vice President, Utah PTA; Steven H. Peterson, Executive Director, Utah School Boards Association; and John Pingree, Former State Board of Education Member; spoke in favor of the bill.

         MOTION: Sen. Morgan moved to pass 1st. Sub. H.B. 150 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

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

2.          S.B. 241 -- Instructional Expenses Requirement

        Sen. Madsen introduced and explained the bill.

        Todd Hauber, Associate Superintendent, Utah State Office of Education, spoke to the bill.

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

1.    Page 1, Line 17 :    

             17      Education;
{   and   }

    
  . provides an exemption for small school districts; and      


2.    Page 2, Line 50 :    

             50      of receiving the request.
    
  (4) The provisions under this section do not apply to a school district with an enrollment of less than 5,000 students.      


    The motion passed unanimously.

     MOTION: Sen. Hillyard moved to adjourn.



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

    Chair Bramble adjourned the meeting at 9:03 a.m.

    Minutes were reported by Karen C. Allred, Secretary.





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Sen. Curtis Bramble