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Members Present: Sen. Aaron Osmond, Chair
Sen. Lyle W. Hillyard
Sen. Karen W. Morgan
Sen. Howard A. Stephenson
Sen. Jerry Stevenson
Sen. Daniel Thatcher
Members Excused: Sen. Wayne L. Niederhauser
Staff Present: Ms. Allison Nicholson, Policy Analyst
Ms. Wendy Hill, Secretary
A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.
Chair Osmond called the meeting to order at 3:29 pm.
S.B. 39 Gubernatorial Authority over Higher Education Officials (Sen. S. Reid)
Sen. Reid introduced and explained the bill.
Spoke to the bill: Dave Buhler, Associate Commissioner, Utah System of Higher Education
Rob Brems, President, Utah College of Applied Technology
MOTION: Sen. Stephenson moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard absent for the vote.
S.B. 31 Classroom Size Amendments (Sen. K. Morgan)
Sen. Morgan introduced and explained the bill.
Spoke against the bill: Peter Cannon, Member (speaking for himself), Davis School District Board of Education
Ron Mortensen, Citizen
Judi Clark, Executive Director, Parents for Choice in Education
Chase Everton, Utah Taxpayers Association
Spoke for the bill: Larry Shumway, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Kory Holdaway, Director of Government Relations, Utah Education Association
Janis Dubno, Voices for Utah Children
Aleta Taylor, Citizen
MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard absent for the vote.
MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.
Chair Osmond adjourned the meeting at 4:36 pm.
Minutes were reported by Wendy Hill, Secretary.