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Room 445, State Capitol
February 9, 2012

MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Francis Gibson, Chair
        Rep. Bill Wright, Vice Chair
        Rep. Patrice Arent
        Rep. LaVar Christensen
        Rep. Becky Edwards
        Rep. Steven Eliason
        Rep. Greg H. Hughes
        Rep. Rebecca D. Lockhart    
        Rep. John G. Mathis
        Rep. Kay L. McIff
        Rep. Carol Spackman Moss
        Rep. Merlynn Newbold
        Rep. Marie H. Poulson
        Rep. Kraig Powell
        Rep. Ken W. 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.

Chair Gibson called the meeting to order at 4:08 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Arent moved to approve the minutes of the February 8, 2012 meeting. The motion passed unanimously. Rep. Christensen, Rep. Edwards, Rep. Hughes, Rep. Lockhart, and Rep. Sumsion were absent for the vote.

H.B. 363    Health Education Amendments (Rep. B. Wright)

MOTION:    Rep. Wright introduced the bill which modifies requirements for health instruction, including human sexuality instruction. Ms. Terri Kerr, Pregnancy Resource Center, assisted in the presentation.

The following spoke in support of the bill:
    Ms. Jackie de Gaston, parent
    Ms. Laura Bunker, United Families
    Ms. Gayle Ruzicka, Utah Eagle Forum
    Ms. Kris Kimball, parent
    Ms. Deborah Henrie, parent
    Mr. Matt Piccolo, Sutherland Institute

The following spoke against the bill:
    Ms. Marina Lowe, ACLU
    Ms. Heather Bennett, parent
    Mr. Cougar Hall, parent and health education teacher
    Ms. Liz Zentner, Utah PTA
    Ms. Mary Ann Kirk, Utah PTA
    Ms. Mackenzie McMillen, student
    Ms. Mary Jo McMillen, parent
    Mr. Logan Froerer, student
    Mr. Kory Holdaway, Utah Education Association
    Ms. Diane Robertson, parent
    Mr. David Huebner, parent
    Ms. Alana Kindness, Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault
    Ms. Rochelle Kaplan, citizen

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

1.    Page 3, Lines 61 through 62 :    

             61      instructional programs shall be provided in accordance with this section and
  supporting       State Board of

             62      Education rules adopted under this section
  and consistent with this section       .

The motion passed with Rep. Arent, Rep. Moss, and Rep. Poulson voting in opposition.

MOTION:    Rep. Wright moved to pass the bill out as amended with a favorable recommendation.

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

1.    Page 3, Lines 69 through 74 :    

             69          (c) Human sexuality instruction or instructional programs may not include instruction
             70      in
{   , the advocacy of, or the discussion of   } :

             71          (i) the intricacies of intercourse, sexual stimulation, or erotic behavior;
             72          (ii)
  the advocacy of       homosexuality;

             73          (iii)
  the advocacy or use of       contraceptive methods or devices; or

             74          (iv)
  the advocacy of       sexual activity outside of marriage.

The motion passed with Rep. Christensen, Rep. Hughes, Rep. Lockhart, Rep. Mathis, Rep. Newbold, Rep. Sumsion and Rep. Wright voting in opposition.

MOTION:    Rep. Wright restated his motion to pass the bill as amended out with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Arent, Rep. Edwards, Rep. Eliason, Rep. McIff, Rep. Moss, Rep. Poulson, and Rep. Powell voting in opposition.

MOTION:    Rep. Newbold moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously. Chair Gibson adjourned the meeting at 5:57 p.m.

            Rep. Francis Gibson, Chair