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MINUTES OF THE

SENATE EDUCATION STANDING COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011, 8:00 AM

ROOM 415, STATE CAPITOL



Members Present:        Sen. Howard A. Stephenson, Chair
                Sen. Wayne Niederhauser
                Sen. Jerry Stevenson
                Sen. Daniel Thatcher
            
Members Excused:        Sen. Lyle Hillyard
                Sen. Karen Morgan        
            
Staff Present:            Allison Nicholson, Policy Analyst
                Karen C. Allred, Secretary
                    
Public Speakers Present:    Representative Bill Wright
                Representative Keith Grover
                Peter Cannon, Member, Davis School Board
                Martell Menlove, Deputy Superintendent, Utah State Office of
                    Education
                Kory Holdaway, Utah Education Association
                Judi Clark, Executive Director, Parents for Choice in Education
                Tab Uno, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
                Judy Park, Associate Superintendent, Utah State Office of
                    Education
                Richard Nelson, Chief Executive Officer, Utah Technology
                    Council
                Glade Roos, Graduate Student, University of Utah
                Dale Carpenter, Director, Salt Lake County Economic      Development    
                Kristen Cox, Director, Department of Workforce Services
                Bill Sederburg, Commissioner, Utah System of Higher Education
                Robert Brems, President, Utah College of Applied Technology
                    
A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Chair Stephenson called the meeting to order at 8:10 a.m.

     MOTION: Sen. J. Stevenson moved to approve the minutes of the Feb. 28, 2011 meeting.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sens. Niederhauser and Thatcher absent for the vote.



1.        1st Sub. H.B. 152 - School Community Councils Amendments

        Rep. Wright introduced and explained the bill.

        Mr. Cannon, Dr. Menlove, and Ms. Clark spoke in favor of the bill.

        Mr. Holdaway and Mr. Uno spoke to the bill.

         MOTION: Sen. J. Stevenson moved to pass 1st Sub. H.B. 152 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

        The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Niederhauser absent for the vote.

2.        H.B. 183 - School District Leave Policies

        Rep. Grover introduced and explained the bill.

        Mr. Cannon and Ms. Clark spoke in favor of the bill.                

        Mr. Holdaway spoke to the bill.
    
         MOTION: Sen. J. Stevenson moved to pass H.B. 183 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

        The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Niederhauser absent for the vote.

Sen. J. Stevenson assumed the Chair.

3.        S.B. 305 - Economic Development Through Education/Career Alignment

        Sen. H. Stephenson introduced and explained the bill.

        Dr. Park, Mr. Holdaway, Mr. Roos, Ms. Cox, and Dr. Sederburg spoke in opposition to the bill.

        Mr. Nelson and Mr. Carpenter spoke in favor of the bill.

        Mr. Brems spoke to the bill.

         MOTION: Sen. H. Stephenson moved to pass S.B. 305 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

        The motion passed unanimously.


    MOTION:
Sen. Thatcher moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Acting Chair J. Stevenson adjourned the meeting at 9:27 a.m.

    Minutes were reported by Karen C. Allred, Secretary.





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Sen. Howard A. Stephenson