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MINUTES OF THE

SENATE EDUCATION STANDING COMMITTEE

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2010

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
                Karen C. Allred, Secretary
                    
Public Speakers Present:    David Buhler, Associate Commissioner, Utah System of Higher                  Education
                Andrew Owens, Special Educator, Davis School District, representing himself
                Judy Park, Associate Superintendent, State Office of Education                
                James Wall, Publisher, Deseret News, representing himself                 Douglas Nelson, Pediatrician, Salt Lake City Board of Education,                  representing himself         
            
A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Chair Bramble called the meeting to order at 8:31 A.M.

MOTION: Sen. Dayton moved to approve the minutes.

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

1.     S.B. 57 -- Local School Board Budget Procedures

    Sen. Stowell introduced and explained the bill.

    MOTION: Sen. Dayton moved to pass S.B. 57 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.



2.     S.B. 132 --Higher Education Scholarship Amendments

    Sen. Valentine introduced and explained the bill.

    David Buhler, Associate Commissioner, Utah System of Higher Education, spoke in favor of the bill.

Sen. Dayton assumed the chair.

     MOTION: Sen. Morgan moved to pass S.B. 132 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

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

3.     S.B. 56 - School Reporting Amendments

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

1.    Page 3, Lines 77 through 81 :    

             77          (v) a complete statement of state funds allocated to each [of the state's 40 school
             78      districts] school district and charter school by source, including supplemental appropriations,
             79      and a complete statement of expenditures by each school district
  and charter school       , including supplemental

             80      appropriations, by function and object as outlined in the U.S. Department of Education
             81      publication "Financial Accounting for Local and State School Systems";
    
    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Bramble, Jenkins, and Stephenson absent for the vote.        

    Andrew Owens, Special Educator, Davis School District, representing himself, and Judy Park, Associate Superintendent, State Office of Education, spoke in favor of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Hillyard moved to pass S. B. 56 out of the committee with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Bramble and Jenkins absent for the vote.
    
Chair Bramble resumed the Chair.



4.     S.B. 49S01 -Vending Machines in Public Schools

    Sen. Jones introduced and explained the bill.

    James Wall, Publisher, Deseret News, representing himself, and Douglas Nelson, Pediatrician, Salt Lake City Board of Education, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Stephenson moved to substitute 1st Sub. S.B. 49 with 2nd Sub. S.B. 49.
    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Hillyard and Jenkins absent for the vote.

MOTION: Sen. Dayton moved to adjourn.

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

    Chair Bramble adjourned the meeting at 9:59 A.M.

    Minutes were reported by Karen C. Allred, Secretary.





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Sen. Curtis Bramble