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MINUTES OF HOUSE EDUCATION
Room 30, House Building
February 19, 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. Carol Spackman Moss
Rep. Jim Nielson
Rep. Val Peterson
Rep. Marie H. Poulson
Rep. Kraig Powell
Rep. Dean T. Sanpai
Rep. Keven Stratton
MEMBERS ABSENT: Rep. Dan McCay
STAFF PRESENT: Constance C. Steffen, Policy Analyst
Linda Service, Committee Secretary
Note: List of visitors and copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes.
Vice Chair Snow called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m.
MOTION: Rep. Gibson moved to approve the minutes of February 14, 2013 with the
modification that Rep. Moss be listed as excused. The motion passed unanimously.
H.B. 201 State Board of Education Leadership Amendments (Rep. S. Eliason)
Rep. Eliason introduced the bill which allows the State Board of Education to elect up to three
members to serve as vice chairs.
Dr. Martell Menlove, State School Superintendent, spoke in support of the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Moss moved to pass the bill out with a favorable recommendation. The
motion passed unanimously with Rep. Sanpei and Rep. Stratton absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Gibson moved to place the bill on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed
unanimously with Rep. Sanpei and Rep. Stratton absent for the vote.
H.B. 206 Internet Safety for Public Schools (Rep. E. Hutchings)
Rep. Hutchings introduced the bill which modifies provisions relating to internet safety policies
for public schools.
Supt. Martell Menlove responded to committee members' questions.
MOTION: Rep. Arent moved to pass the bill out with a favorable recommendation. The
motion passed with Rep. Nielson voting in opposition. Rep. Cunningham and Rep. Last were
absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Stratton moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously. Vice Chair
Snow adjourned the meeting at 4:48 p.m.
Rep. Francis Gibson, Chair