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Room 445, State Capitol
February 13, 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. 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.

    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
             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 encouragement of the use of       contraceptive methods or devices; or

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

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 :    

             32          (1)
{   The   }        If the state obtains matching funds of equal sums from private contributors, the       board may award grants to institutions of higher education or nonprofit

             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