Legislature(1995 - 1996)

03/06/1996 10:30 AM HES

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    SENATE HEALTH, EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE                     
                         March 6, 1996                                         
                           10:30 a.m.                                          
                                                                               
  MEMBERS PRESENT                                                              
                                                                               
 Senator Lyda Green, Chairman                                                  
 Senator Loren Leman, Vice-Chairman                                            
 Senator Mike Miller                                                           
                                                                               
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                               
                                                                               
 Senator Johnny Ellis                                                          
 Senator Judy Salo                                                             
                                                                               
 COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                            
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 244                                                           
 "An Act relating to state foundation aid and supplementary state              
 aid for education; and providing for an effective date."                      
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 301                                                           
 "An Act relating to postsecondary education."                                 
                                                                               
  PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                             
                                                                               
 SB 244 - See Senate Health, Education & Social Services minutes               
          dated 2/28/96.                                                       
                                                                               
 SB 301 - No previous action to record.                                        
                                                                               
  WITNESS REGISTER                                                             
                                                                               
  ACTION NARRATIVE                                                             
                                                                               
 TAPE 96-16, SIDE A                                                            
                                                                               
                                                                               
          SB 244 CALCULATION OF STATE AID TO EDUCATION                        
                                                                              
 Number 001                                                                    
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN GREEN called the Senate Health, Education and Social                 
 Services (HESS) Committee to order at 10:30 a.m. and introduced               
 SB 244  as the first order of business before the committee.  She             
 inquired as to the will of the committee.                                     
                                                                               
 SENATOR MILLER moved that SB 244 be moved out of committee with               
 individual recommendations.                                                   
                                                                               
 Number 017                                                                    
 SENATOR LEMAN objected.  He expressed concern with the approach the           
 bill uses to deal with the problem.  Senator Leman felt that the              
 foundation formula should be addressed in a more comprehensive                
 approach.  He wanted that concern to be forwarded to Senate                   
 Finance.  He removed his objection.                                           
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN GREEN felt Senator Leman's concern was shared by many;               
 however, she was not sure that keeping it in HESS would get to the            
 needed solution.                                                              
                                                                               
 Hearing no objection, SB 244 passed out of committee.                         
                                                                               
                                                                               
                 SB 301 POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION                               
                                                                              
 Number 044                                                                    
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN GREEN introduced  SB   301  as the next order of business            
 before the committee.  She appointed herself to a work group that             
 will work on determining everything that needs to be repealed in              
 order to make this a workable solution.  She did not have a problem           
 with the original Executive Order, but some form of legislative               
 oversight in the appointment and the description of those appointed           
 is desirable.  The meetings will be noted and anyone interested is            
 welcome.                                                                      
                                                                               
 SENATOR LEMAN inquired as to the time frame of this work group.               
 CHAIRMAN GREEN said that she hoped to be working within two weeks.            
 The intent is to have a bill this session.                                    
                                                                               
 There being no further business before the committee, the meeting             
 was adjourned at 10:33 a.m.                                                   
                                                                               

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