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Room 445, State Capitol
February 13, 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.
Chair Gibson called the meeting to order at 4:15 p.m.
MOTION: Rep. Powell moved to approve the minutes of February 9, 2012 and that the amendment to H.B. 363, Health Education Amendments, on page 3, lines 69 - 74 should read as follows:
1. Page 3, Lines 69 through 74 :
69 (c) Human sexuality instruction or instructional programs may not include instruction
, the advocacy of, or the discussion of
71 (i) the intricacies of intercourse, sexual stimulation, or erotic behavior;
the advocacy of homosexuality;
the advocacy or encouragement of the use of contraceptive methods or devices; or
the advocacy of sexual activity outside of marriage.
The motion passed unanimously.
The motion passed unanimously.
H.B. 197 Grants for Math Teacher Training (Rep. R. Edwards)
Rep. Edwards introduced the bill which appropriates money for math teacher training programs.
The following assisted in the presentation and spoke in support of the bill:
Dr. Hugo Rossi, University of Utah
Dr. Michael Hardman, Dean, College of Education, University of Utah
Ms. Lisa Friedman, teaching fellow at East High School
Mr. Larry Madden, Principal, Salt Lake Center for Science Education
Mr. Michael Carey, Park City High School
Mr. Barkley Burns, Professor, Brigham Young University
Mr. Peter Cannon, citizen, spoke in opposition to the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Christensen moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 2, Lines 32 through 33 :
If the state obtains matching funds of equal sums from private
board may award grants to institutions of higher education or
33 educational organizations for programs that provide mentoring and training leading to a
The motion passed unanimously. Rep. Hughes was absent for the vote.
Rep. Arent moved to pass the bill out as amended with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Wright voting in opposition. Rep. Hughes was absent for the vote.
H.B. 124 In-state Tuition for Veterans (Rep. C. Oda)
Rep. Oda introduced the bill which allows certain military personnel to pay resident tuition at public higher education institutions under certain conditions. Mr. Brian Garrett, Zions Bank, assisted in the presentation.
The following spoke in support of the bill:
Mr. Eric Webber, Salt Lake Community College
Mr. Brad Mortensen, Weber State University
MOTION: Rep. Arent moved to pass the bill out with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.
H.B. 123 Education Savings Accounts (Rep. J. Dougall)
Chair Gibson announced the bill would be placed on the agenda of the committee's meeting on Wednesday, February 15 at 8:00 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Moss moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously. Chair Gibson adjourned the meeting at 5:30 p.m.
Rep. Francis Gibson, Chair