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MINUTES OF THE

SENATE EDUCATION STANDING COMMITTEE

THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011, 5:10 PM

ROOM 415, STATE CAPITOL



Members Present:        Sen. Howard A. Stephenson, Chair
                Sen. Daniel Thatcher

Members Absent:        Sen. Jerry Stevenson

Members Excused:        Sen. Lyle Hillyard
                Sen. Karen Morgan
                Sen. Wayne Niederhauser
            
Staff Present:            Allison Nicholson, Policy Analyst
                Karen C. Allred, Secretary
                    
Public Speakers Present:    Senator Ralph Okerlund        
                Senator John Valentine
                Senator Curtis Bramble
                Rick Schwermer, Courts
                    
    A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

    Chair Stephenson called the meeting to order at 5:14 p.m.

     MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved to approve the minutes of the March 2, 2011 meeting.

    The motion passed unanimously.

1.     S.B. 304 - Preventing Bullying and Hazing in Elementary and Secondary Schools    

    Sen. Okerlund introduced and explained the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved to pass S.B. 304 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

2.    S.B. 274 - Court Budget Amendments

    Sen. Valentine introduced and explained the bill.


    Mr. Schwermer spoke in favor of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved to pass S. B. 274 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.        

    The motion passed unanimously.

3.    S.B. 319 - Technology Commercialization and Innovation Act    

    Sen. Bramble introduced and explained the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved to pass S.B. 319 out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

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

The motion passed unanimously.

Chair Stephenson adjourned the meeting at 5:27 p.m.

Minutes were reported by Karen C. Allred, Secretary.





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Sen. Howard A. Stephenson