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MINUTES OF HOUSE EDUCATION
Room 30, House Building
February 13, 2013
MEMBERS PRESENT: Rep. Francis Gibson, Chair
Rep. Lowry Snow, Vice Chair
Rep. Patrice M. Arent
Rep. Rich Cunningham
Rep. Steve Eliason
Rep. Greg H. Hughes
Rep. Bradley G. Last
Rep. David Lifferth
Rep. Dan McCay
Rep. Carol Spackman Moss
Rep. Jim Nielson
Rep. Val Peterson
Rep. Marie H. Poulson
Rep. Kraig Powell
Rep. Dean T. Sanpai
Rep. Keven Stratton
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 2:06 p.m.
MOTION: Rep. Cummingham moved to approve the minutes of February 5, 2013 and
February 7, 2013. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Eliason, Rep. Last, Rep. Powell,
and Rep. Sanpei absent for the vote.
H.B. 307 CPR Training in Schools (Rep. C. Moss)
Rep. Moss introduced the bill which amends provisions related to public school instruction in
health to include instruction in lifesaving emergency provisions.
Ms. Karen Lam, Utah Emergency Medical Training Council, addressed committee members'
Dr. Martell Menlove, State Superintendent, commented on the bill.
Ms. Terri Holland, Executive Director, Utah Emergency Medical Training Council, spoke in
support of the bill.
House Education Standing Committee
February 13, 2013
MOTION: Rep. Arent moved to pass the bill out with a favorable recommendation.
SUBSTITUTE MOTION: Rep. Nielson moved to hold the bill. The motion failed with
Rep. Last, Rep. Lifferth, Rep. Nielson, Rep. Peterson, and Rep. Snow voting in favor of the
motion. Rep. Cunningham, Rep. McCay, and Rep. Sanpei were absent for the vote.
A vote was taken on Rep. Arent's motion. The motion passed with Rep. Last, Rep. Lifferth,
Rep. Nielson, Rep. Peterson, Rep. Snow, and Rep. Stratton voting in opposition to the motion.
Rep. Cunningham, Rep. McCay, and Rep. Sanpei were absent for the vote.
Chair Gibson relinquished the chair to Vice Chair Snow.
S.B. 128 Financial Transparency in Education (Sen. D. Thatcher) (Rep. Johnny
Sen. Thatcher introduced the bill which imposes requirements regarding the submission of public
financial information to the Utah Public Finance Website by a school district or charter school.
Dr. Martell Menlove and Mr. Bruce Williams, Associate Superintendent, Utah State Office of
Education, addressed committee members' questions.
The following spoke in favor of the bill:
Mr. Derek Monson, Sutherland Institute
Mr. Dan Deuel, Weber County 9/12 Project
Mr. Chris Bleak, Utah Association of Charter Schools, commented on the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Nielson moved to pass the bill out with a favorable recommendation.
SUBSTITUTE MOTION: Rep. Hughes moved to hold the bill. The substitute motion passed
with Rep. Lifferth, Rep. McCay, Rep. Nielson, and Rep. Stratton voting in opposition to the
motion. Rep. Gibson and Rep. Sanpei were absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. McCay moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep.
Gibson and Rep. Sanpei absent for the vote. Vice Chair Snow adjourned the meeting at
Rep. Francis Gibson, Chair