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MINUTES OF THE

SENATE EDUCATION STANDING COMMITTEE

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2010

ROOM 415, STATE CAPITOL


Members Present:        Sen. Curtis Bramble, Chair
                Sen. Brent Goodfellow
                Sen. Karen Morgan
                Sen. Howard A. Stephenson

Members Excused:        Sen. Margaret Dayton
                Sen. Lyle Hillyard
                Sen. Scott Jenkins

Staff Present:            Allison Nicholson, Policy Analyst
                Lorna Wells, Secretary

Public Speakers Present:    Sen. David P. Hinkins
                William A. Sederburg, Commissioner, Utah System of Higher
                     Education
                Mike King, Interim President, College of Eastern Utah
                Stan Albrecht, President, Utah State University
                Mike Dmitrich, Former Senator
                        Larry Shumway, State Superintendent, Utah State Office of Education
                Matthew Piccolo, Policy Analyst, Sutherland Institute
                Susan Kuziak, Utah Education Association
                Rep. Sheryl Allen
                Steven Peterson, Deputy & Exec. Director, Utah School Boards                     Association/Utah School Superintendents Association
        
A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Chair Bramble called the meeting to order at 8:50 A.M. He announced that S.B. 59 would not be heard.

MOTION: Sen. Morgan moved to approve the minutes of February 9, 2010.

    The motion passed unanimously.

1.     S.B. 69 -- College of Eastern Utah Affiliation with Utah State University

    MOTION
: Sen. Stephenson moved to adopt 1st Substitute S.B. 69

    The motion passed unanimously.

    
Sen. Hinkins presented and explained the bill.


    Commissioner Sederburg, Pres. King, Pres. Albrecht, and Mr. Dmitrich spoke in favor of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Stephenson moved to pass 1st Substitute S.B. 69 out of committee with a favorable recommendation

     The motion passed unanimously.
    
2.     S.B. 150 - Reading Requirements for Student Advancement

    Sen. Morgan presented and explained the bill.

    Mr. Shumway spoke to the bill.

    Mr. Piccolo and Ms. Kuziak spoke in favor of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Goodfellow moved to pass S.B. 150 out of committee with a favorable recommendation

    The motion passed unanimously.

3.     H.B. 81 - School Employee Criminal Background Check

    Rep. Allen presented and explained the bill.

    Mr. Peterson spoke in favor of the bill.

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

    The motion passed unanimously
    
     MOTION: Sen. Morgan moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Chair Bramble adjourned the meeting at 9:50 A.M.

    Minutes were reported by Lorna Wells, Secretary.



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Sen. Curtis Bramble