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FEBRUARY 9, 2012
Members Present: Sen. Aaron Osmond, Chair
Sen. Lyle W. Hillyard
Sen. Karen W. Morgan
Sen. Wayne L. Niederhauser
Sen. Howard A. Stephenson
Sen. Jerry Stevenson
Sen. Daniel Thatcher
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 2:20 pm.
Approval of Minutes
MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved to approve the minutes of the Feb 2, 2012 and Feb 6, 2012 meetings. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard, Sen. Niederhauser, Sen. Stephenson, and Sen. Stevenson absent for the vote.
S.B. 44 GI Bill Tuition Gap Coverage (L. Robles)
MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved to replace S.B. 44 with 1st Sub. S.B. 44. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard, Sen. Niederhauser, Sen. Stephenson, and Sen. Stevenson absent for the vote
1st Sub. S.B. GI Bill Tuition Gap Coverage (L. Robles)
Sen. Robles introduced and explained the substitute bill.
Spoke for the bill: Mr. Dimitri Moumoulidis, Citizen
Mr. Dave Buhler, Associate Commissioner, Utah System of Higher Education
Mr. Bart Whatcott, County Commissioner, Millard County
Mr. Shawn O'Shea, Student
Spoke against the bill: Mr. Peter Cannon , Retiree, U.S. Army
MOTION: Sen. Morgan moved to pass the substitute bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Stevenson absent for the vote.
H.B. 62 Provisions Regarding School Supplies (K. Powell)
Rep. Powell introduced and explained the bill.
MOTION: Sen. Thatcher moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 1, Lines 19 through 19a
House Floor Amendments
19a be furnished by the school
free of charge
2. Page 2, Lines 49a through 49d
House Floor Amendments
49a "NOTICE: THE ITEMS ON THIS LIST WILL BE USED DURING THE
49b REGULAR SCHOOL DAY. THEY MAY BE BROUGHT FROM HOME ON A
49c VOLUNTARY BASIS; OTHERWISE, THEY WILL BE FURNISHED BY THE SCHOOL
FREE OF CHARGE
The motion passed unanimously.
Spoke for the bill: Ms. Jackie de Gaston, Citizen
Ms. JoDee Sundberg, President, Utah School Boards Association
Ms. Lisa Kirchenheiter, Park City School Board and Utah School Boards Association
MOTION: Sen. Hillyard moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Morgan absent for the vote.
Review of the Electronic High School
Ms. Brenda Hales, Associate Superintendent, Utah State Office of Education, gave an o verview of the Electronic High School (EHS), including its course offerings, demographics, utilization, enrollment, completion rates, and potential impacts to the EHS with the implementation of the new Statewide Online Education Program.
Spoke: Ms. Laura Belnap, Citizen
Dr. Richard M. Siddoway, Former Principal, Electronic High School
Ms. Jackie de Gaston, Citizen
Ms. Teresa Hislop, Mother
Chair Osmond adjourned the meeting at 4:03 pm.
Minutes were reported by Wendy Hill, Secretary.