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Friday, February 19, 2010
Room 445, State Capitol Building
Rep. Johnny Anderson
Rep. Laura Black
Rep. Brad L. Dee
Rep. Rebecca Edwards
Rep. Craig A. Frank
Rep. Don L. Ipson
Rep. Bradley G. Last
Rep. Carol Spackman Moss
Rep. Merlynn T. Newbold
Rep. Marie H. Poulson
Rep. Kraig Powell
Rep. Mark A. Wheatley
MEMBERS ABSENT: Rep. Gregory H. Hughes
Rep. Carl Wimmer
STAFF PRESENT: Constance C. Steffen, Policy Analyst
Linda Service, Committee Secretary
Note: List of visitors and copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes.
Rep. Sumsion called the meeting to order at 8:10 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Frank moved to approve the minutes of February 16, 2010. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dee, Rep. Last, Rep. Moss, Rep. Newbold, and Rep. Wheatley absent for the vote.
H.B. 72 Utah School Seismic Hazard Inventory (Rep. L. Wiley)
MOTION: Rep. Black moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 72. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dee, Rep. Last, Rep. Newbold, and Rep. Wheatley absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Black moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 3, Lines 64 through 65 :
64 (ii) one member from the public or private sector appointed from a list of at least two
65 names submitted by the
Utah Division of Facilities Construction and
Management } state superintendent of public instruction ; and
2. Page 4, Line 107 :
107 (ii) last significant
seismic related improvement;
3. Page 4, Line 110 :
110 (e) a copy of any structural or seismic evaluation
of seismic or structural evaluations completed
4. Page 4, Line 111 :
111 (2) As funding
allocated by the Public School Seismic Safety
appropriated to the State Board of Education
5. Page 4, Lines 113 through 114 :
113 (a) conduct a seismic safety rapid visual screening of each facility used by the school
114 district or charter school
that has not been evaluated in accordance with federal guidelines or a more detailed seismic structural evaluation ;
6. Page 5, Lines 128 through 143 :
The State Board of Education shall reimburse school districts and
129 schools for the costs of complying with this section from funds appropriated for that purpose.
(b) If reimbursement requests from school districts and charter schools
131 available funds, the State Board of Education shall proportionately reduce the allocation for
132 each reimbursement request to match the level of available funds.
133 (c) (i) If reimbursement requests from school districts and charter schools are less than
134 available funds, the State Board of Education, after consultation with the Public School
135 Seismic Safety Committee, shall allocate any remaining funds for additional evaluations of
136 buildings that receive a score on the building's evaluation score worksheet that is below the
137 threshold score established by the committee.
138 (ii) If additional evaluations are funded pursuant to Subsection (5)(c)(i), the State
139 Board of Education, after consultation with the Public School Seismic Safety Committee, shall
140 require that the additional evaluations be performed using a nationally recognized standard.
141 (iii) The State Board of Education may require matching funds as a condition of
142 funding any additional evaluations. }
143 (6) The Public School Seismic Safety Committee shall report to the Education Interim
The motion pass unanimously with Rep. Dee, Rep. Last, and Rep. Newbold absent for the vote.
Rep. Wiley explained the bill which establishes requirements relating to public school seismic safety.
The following spoke in support of the bill:
Roger Evans, Chair, Utah Seismic Safety Commission
Kim Campbell, Utah Education Association
Marilyn Larsen, Utah P.T.A.
Martell Menlove, Deputy State Superintendent, responded to committee members' questions.
Supt. Menlove stated the State Board of Education has not taken a position on the substitute bill.
MOTION: Rep. Frank moved to return the bill to the Rules Committee with the recommendation that it be studied during the interim.
SUBSTITUTE MOTION: Rep. Newbold moved to recommend to the chair to place the bill on an agenda again. The motion passed with Rep. Black and Rep. Wheatley voting in opposition.
MOTION: Rep. Newbold moved to adjourn at 9:10 a.m. The motion passed unanimously.
Rep. Gregory H. Hughes, Chair