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MINUTES OF THE

SENATE EDUCATION STANDING COMMITTEE

    ROOM 415, STATE CAPITOL

FEBRUARY 14, 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 4:04 pm.

Approval of Minutes

MOTION:    Sen. Thatcher moved to approve the minutes of the February 13, 2012 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hillyard, Sen. Morgan, and Sen. Stephenson absent for the vote.

S.B. 196 Software for Special Needs Children (W. Niederhauser)

Sen. Niederhauser introduced and explained the bill.

Spoke for the bill:     Crew Jeppsen, child
            Jennafer Jeppsen, Parent
            Rob Jeppsen, Parent

Spoke to the bill:     Dr. Martell Menlove, Utah State Office of Education
            Peter Cannon, Grandfather

MOTION:     Sen. Stephenson moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Sen. Hillyard voting in opposition.

MOTION:     Sen. Thatcher moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.

Chair Osmond adjourned the meeting at 4:41 pm.

Minutes were reported by Wendy Hill, Secretary.


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Sen. Aaron Osmond