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January 20, 2004
Room 129, State Capitol Building
Rep. Merlynn T. Newbold, Vice Chair
Rep. LaVar Christensen
Rep. John Dougall
Rep. James A. Ferrin
Rep. James R. Gowans
Rep. Ann W. Hardy
Rep. Kory M. Holdaway
Rep. David L. Hogue
Rep. Gregory H. Hughes
Rep. Bradley T. Johnson
Rep. Brad King
Rep. Carol Spackman Moss
Rep. Loraine T. Pace
Rep. LaWanna Shurtliff
STAFF PRESENT: Constance C. Steffen, Policy Analyst
Cindy Baker, Committee Secretary
Note: List of visitors and copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes.
Chair Dayton called the meeting to order at 8:03 a.m. and welcomed committee members and staff. She advised the committee members that H.B.65 would not be heard and was rescheduled for Wednesday, January 21, 2004.
Chair Dayton relinquished the chair to Rep. Dougall at 8:05.
H.B. 14 Repeal of Education Mandates (Rep. M. Dayton)
Rep. Dayton introduced Patrick Ogden, Associate Superintendent,Utah State
Office of Education, who explained the bill removes requirements regarding
school building utilization and textbook reporting.
MOTION: Rep. Gowans moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed
unanimously with Rep. Hogue and Rep. Johnson absent for the vote.
Rep. Dayton resumed the chair at 8:14 a.m.
H.B. 65 Tuition Waiver for Purple Heart Recipients (Rep. G. Hughes)
Rescheduled to Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 8:00 a.m.
H.J.R. 2 Resolution of Legislative Support for Music and Other Fine Arts Programs in Public Schools (Rep. R. Bigelow)
Rep. Bigelow stated the resolution expresses support for fine arts programs in
Ms. Margaret Wahlstrom, Utah PTA, Individual Development Commissioner
spoke in favor of the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Shurtliff moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed
H.B. 22 Civic and Character Education in Schools (Rep. L. Christensen)
Rep. Christensen introduced the bill and explained the bill requires
Civic and Character Education to be included in the curriculum of
the public education system.
MOTION: Rep. Moss moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 8, Line 218: Delete"(b);"disclosed to parents;"
2. Page 8, Line 219: Delete "(c)" and insert "(b)"
3. Page 8, Line 225: After "administrators" delete "shall" and insert "may"
MOTION: Rep. Dougall moved to amend the bill with additions to the amendment made
by Rep. Moss as follows:
1. Page 8, Line 219: After "parents" insert "and other citizens of the community"
The motion passed with Rep. Ferrin, Rep. Hogue, Rep. Johnson, and Rep.
Pace voting in opposition.
Mr. Stephen Clark,citizen of Salt Lake County, spoke against the bill.
Mr. Glen Haynard spoke in favor of the bill.
MOTION: Rep. Dougall moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 8, Line 222: After "districts" delete "and" and insert a comma and
after "schools" insert ",and community councils"
MOTION: Rep. Hughes moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion failed with
Rep. Hughes, Rep. Christensen, Rep. Hardy, Rep. King and Rep. Dayton
voting in favor of the motion.
MOTION: Rep. Holdaway moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.
Chair Dayton adjourned the meeting at 9:57 a.m.
Rep. Margaret Dayton, Chair