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Room 445, State Capitol
January 24, 2012
Rep. Bill Wright, Vice Chair
Rep. Patrice Arent
Rep. LaVar Christensen
Rep. Becky Edwards
Rep. Steven Eliason
Rep. Greg H. Hughes
Rep. Kay L. McIff
Rep. Carol Spackman Moss
Rep. Merlynn Newbold
Rep. Marie H. Poulson
Rep. Kraig Powell
Rep. Ken W. Sumsion
MEMBERS EXCUSED: Rep. Rebecca D. Lockhart
MEMBERS ABSENT: Rep. John G. Mathis
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 2:20 p.m.
H.B. 53 Utah Education Network Amendments (Rep. R. Menlove)
Rep. Menlove introduced the bill which modifies the governance of the Utah Education Network (UEN).
The following spoke in support of the bill:
Eric Denna, Utah Education Network, University of Utah
Dave Buhler, Utah Board of Regents
Larry Shumway, State School Superintendent
MOTION: Rep. Hughes moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 53. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Moss absent at the time of voting.
MOTION: Rep. Newbold moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 2, Lines 36 through 37 :
36 (i) coordinate and support the telecommunications needs of public and higher
37 education, public libraries, and
affiliated with the state
systems of public and higher education
by the Utah Education
, including the statewide
2. Page 4, Line 116 :
establish an advisory council to assist the Utah Education
Network Board in
The motion passed. Rep. Moss was absent at the time of voting.
MOTION: Rep. Gibson moved to pass the bill out as substituted and amended. The motion passed with Rep. Christensen voting in opposition. Rep. Moss was absent at the time of voting.
H.B. 15 Statewide Adaptive Testing (Rep. G. Hughes)
Rep. Hughes, assisted by Debra Roberts, State Board of Education, introduced the bill which requires school districts and charter schools to administer computer adaptive tests aligned with the common core.
MOTION: Rep. Christensen moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 2, Lines 46 through 47 :
46 (2) "Common core" means
core set of English language arts and
47 standards developed
and adopted by the State Board of Education which
The motion passed with Rep. Arent, Rep. Moss, and Rep. Poulson voting in opposition.
The following spoke in opposition to the bill:
Peter Cannon, Davis School District
Pamela Smith, Citizen
Kris Kimball, Citizen
MOTION: Rep. Newbold moved to pass the bill out as amended. The motion passed unanimously.
H.B. 207 Requirements to Create School Districts (Rep. J. Dougall)
The bill was not considered.
MOTION: Rep. Arent moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously. Rep. Wright adjourned the meeting at 3:30 p.m.
Rep. Francis Gibson, Chair