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February 14, 2011
Room 445, State Capitol Building

MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Bill Wright, Chair
        Rep. LaVar Christensen, Vice Chair
        Rep. Patrice Arent
        Rep. Becky Edwards
        Rep. Steve Eliason
        Rep. Greg Hughes    
        Rep. John Mathis
        Rep. Kay McIff
        Rep. Carol Spackman Moss
        Rep. Merlynn Newbold
        Rep. Marie Poulson
        Rep. Kraig Powell
        Rep. Holly Richardson
MEMBERS EXCUSED:    Rep. Rebecca Lockhart

MEMBERS ABSENT:    Rep. Ken Sumsion
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. Wright called the meeting to order at 4:03 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Arent moved to approve the minutes of February 10, 2011. The motion passed unanimously. Rep. Hughes and Rep. Newbold were absent for the vote.

S.B. 123    Restrictions on Lobbying Expenditures - Public Education (Sen. S. Jenkins) (Rep. B. Dee)

Sen. Jenkins introduced the bill which modifies the Budgetary Procedures Act by amending the provisions for restricting an agency from using state appropriated money to pay a lobbyist.

MOTION:    Rep. Newbold moved to pass the bill out with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.


House Education Standing Committee
February 14, 2011
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H.B. 183    School District Leave Policies (Rep. K. Grover)

H.B. 183 was not considered.

MOTION:    Rep. Edwards moved to adjourn at 4:15 p.m. The motion passed unanimously.


            Rep. Bill Wright, Chair