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                    MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
                WORKFORCE SERVICES AND COMMUNITY
AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
Room W025, House Office Building
February 29, 2012

MEMBERS PRESENT:        Rep. Jim Bird, Chair
                    Rep. Dean Sanpei, Vice Chair
                    Rep. Keith Grover
                    Rep. David Litvack
                    Rep. Ronda Rudd Menlove    
                    Rep. Val Peterson
                    Rep. Mark Wheatley
                                                 
STAFF PRESENT:            Ben Christensen, Policy Analyst
                    Linda Service, Committee Secretary
                
Note:     A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Vice Chair Sanpei called the meeting to order at 8:38 a.m.

MOTION:     Rep. Peterson moved to approve the minutes of the February 27, 2012 meeting. The motion passed unanimously. Rep. Grover, Rep. Litvack, and Rep. Menlove were absent for the vote.

H.B. 59    Alcoholic Beverage Control Act - Liquor Revenues for Public Education (Rep. J. Bird)

Rep. Bird introduced the bill.

Ms. Tracy Gruber, Voices for Utah Children, spoke against the bill.

MOTION:    Rep. Wheatley moved to pass the bill out with a favorable recommendation. The motion failed with Rep. Bird, Rep. Litvack, and Rep. Wheatley voting in favor of the motion. Rep. Menlove was absent for the vote.

Vice Chair Sanpei relinquished the chair to Chair Bird.

H.B. 478    Economic Development Through Sports Promotion (Rep. B. Dee)

Rep. Peterson introduced the bill on behalf of Rep. Dee, sponsor of the bill. Mr. Jeff Robbins, Utah Sports Commission, assisted in the presentation with a handout titled, "The State of Utah Sport."

MOTION:    Rep. Grover moved to pass the bill out with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Bird voting in opposition. Rep. Menlove was absent for the vote.


H.B. 441    Charter School Enrollment Amendments (Rep. D. McCay)

Rep. McCay introduced the bill, assisted by Ms. Catherine Findlay, American Preparatory Academy. The following students testified on behalf of the Academy:
        Mohamed Dalmar
        Omar Mberwa
        Faiza Dalmar
        Mariam Dalmar

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

1.    Page 1, Lines 12 through 14 :    

             12          .    allows a charter school
{   whose mission is to enhance learning opportunities for

             13      children of refugee families  
}
to give an enrollment preference to children of refugee
             14      families; and

2.    Page 3, Lines 59 through 60 :    

             59          (6) A charter school
{   whose mission is to enhance learning opportunities for children of

             60      refugee families  
}
may give an enrollment preference to children of refugee families.
The motion passed unanimously. Rep. Litvack and Rep. Menlove were absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Peterson moved to pass the bill out with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Litvack and Rep. Menlove absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Sanpei moved to reconsider H.B. 59. The motion passed with Rep. Peterson voting in opposition. Rep. Litvack and Rep. Menlove were absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Wheatley moved to pass H.B. 59 out with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Grover and Rep. Peterson voting in opposition. Rep. Litvack and Rep. Menlove were absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Wheatley moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously. Chair Bird adjourned the meeting at 9:10 a.m.



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                        Rep. Jim Bird, Chair