A charter school may not discriminate in its admission policies or
practices on the
The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Eliason, Rep. Hughes, Rep. McCay, Rep. Moss,
Rep. Poulson, Rep. Powell, Rep. Sanpei, and Rep. Stratton absent for the vote.
Rep. Lifferth explained the amended bill to the committee.
Dr. Martell Menlove, State Superintendent, Utah State Office of Education, spoke to the bill.
Chris Bleak, President, Utah Association of Public Charter Schools , spoke for the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Lifferth moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed
unanimously with Rep. Hughes, Rep. McCay, and Rep. Sanpei absent for the vote.
H.B. 72 Higher Education Grievance Procedure Amendments (Rep. M. Wheatley)
Rep. Wheatley explained H.B. 72 to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Poulson moved to pass the bill favorably. The motion passed unanimously
with Rep. Hughes, Rep. McCay, and Rep. Sanpei absent for the vote.
H.B. 250 Local School Board Amendments (Rep. J. Draxler)
Rep. Draxler explained H.B. 250 to the committee.
JoDee Sundberg, Utah School Boards Association, spoke to the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Moss moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with
Rep. Nielson voting in opposition.
H.B. 96 Utah School Readiness Initiative (Rep. G. Hughes)
Rep. Hughes explained H.B. 96 to the committee.
Spoke to the bill: David Crandall, Acting Chair, Utah State Board of Education
Dr. Martell Menlove
Spoke for the bill: Joan Nichol, day care provider
Ben McAdams, Salt Lake County Major
Jared Lisonbee, Weber State University and Utah Association for
the Education of Young Children
Spoke against the bill: Joyce Kinmont, homeschool provider
Gayle Ruzicka, Eagle Forum
Stan Rasmussen, Sutherland Institute
MOTION: Rep. Eliason moved to pass the bill out favorably.
SUBSTITUTE MOTION: Rep. McCay moved to adjourn. The substitute motion failed with
Rep. McCay and Rep. Nielson voting in favor of the motion.
The motion to pass the bill out favorably passed with Rep. McCay, Rep. Nielson, and Rep.
Peterson voting in opposition.
MOTION: Rep. Nielson moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously. Vice Chair
Snow adjourned the meeting at 10:00 a.m.
Rep. Francis Gibson, Chair