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February 16, 2011
Room 445, State Capitol Building

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

MEMBERS ABSENT:    Rep. Rebecca Edwards
        Rep. Kay McIff            
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 9:05 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Arent moved to approve the minutes of February 14, 2011. The motion passed unanimously. Rep. Hughes was absent for the vote.

H.B. 183    School District Leave Policies (Rep. K. Grover)

Rep. Grover introduced the bill which amends provisions in the State System of Public Education code related to association leave.

MOTION:    Rep. Powell moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 2, Line 41 :    

             41          (2) (a) Except as provided in
{   Subsection   }        Subsections       (2)(b)        and (2)(d)       , a local school board may not allow

MOTION:    Rep. Newbold moved to pass the bill out with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed. Rep. Arent, Rep. Moss, and Rep. Poulson voted in opposition to the motion.

MOTION:    Rep. Lockhart moved to adjourn at 9:56 a.m. The motion passed unanimously.

            Rep. Bill Wright, Chair