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1/23/2016 9:06:00 AM Call To Order Craig Frank
1/23/2016 9:06:31 AM Prayer
1/23/2016 9:06:34 AM Pledge
1/23/2016 9:07:04 AM Business Craig Frank “Secretary reminds me there are 50 copies fo minutes and agenda down at the front.
You have the agenda before you. I’t take motion.
Mtion – Lowell Nelson, Roger Andrews
Aye vy voice
Motion on the minutes.
David Clark, Matthew Hailstone
Officer Report – Treasurer Rob Craig”
1/23/2016 9:08:46 AM Report Rob Cray “Some of you the next time we’ll see you ithere may not be some of you. I want to thank each of you for the time you have given us. Please consider continuing and staying with us.
We appreciate your serlvice as delegates and part of the party. We want to continue to encourage you to interact and act in the aparty.
Please encourage those in your neighborrod to be a voice for the good.
Report the income and expense from last year. It is online in the online documents added late last night. I will take quests afterwards.
The total cash funds for linconln day is 18k.
That is my report.”
1/23/2016 9:10:52 AM Report Kristin Chevrier “Thank you for being here this morning. I want to do attendance awards for last time. N
omr Thurston district fo 52.7%
Second Brad Daws 60%, Mike Kennedy’s district 3rd.
Ratificaiton of new Officers and Delgates.”
1/23/2016 9:11:54 AM Vote Craig Frank “Motion to ratify the names. Shane Peirce
Should be LDEO for Preston Davis.”
1/23/2016 9:13:24 AM Report Kristin Chevrier Leg session egins on Monday. Caucs on Mar 22. We have had a lot of leg districts turn in location. The county nominat 4/18, 4/23 for state nominating convention.
1/23/2016 9:14:03 AM Report “Famous quote fro Batiat. Governemtn is the greatst fiction of those who atempt to live on semoone elses. I was amazed at Jason’s town hall where there were many who were about having the governmetn do things for them. I found myself coming away from that meeting somewhat disturbed.
“”What are you going to do to pay my health care?”” “”How about sociatl security?””
It is easy to ba angry. Our values area are dreirded. Our childrena dn grand chirldre are laden with a debt t. When we are angry we are not persuasive or successful. So I had to cath myself. Don’t get angry about the state of things. That you wish they could improve more quickly.
Reagan was a master at breathing otimism into his speaches. Looking forward to doing better.
He ahd an optimistic view of America. We are heare to hear from our leected officiatl.s At we head in to this season I hope we focus on what we can do to improves.
1/23/2016 9:17:04 AM Report Craig Frank “I had no clue how many hours to run thi party and now I know. I thank my officers. I want to thank their families. They have spent ohour sin the pursuit of tha party. It take aagreat deal of energy and effort. I want to acknowledge that publicy.
I would like to acknowledge Steve White for his service.. I want to kick off the box with my traditional 10. We are finalizing our Lincoln Day dinner prepr.
What ar great opportunity, please purchase a couple of seats. Go tto the post fo Lincon Day Dinner. You will not want to miss this one. I want to hear more about the movie that we will see. I can’t wait to hear this presentation. I have read part of the book. Seen the movie. I want to ehar it from the horses mouth.”
1/23/2016 9:19:52 AM Report Rob Cray “You noticied the talbe. Thanks for those who have signed up. Thank you for that. We also have the opportunity at the table to sign you up here. We also have the book, 13 hours. We are selling them at 22.00. We are trygin to work through a conflict with UVU on selling the books at the event.
We are excited to have John Teigen to hear his personl story from Benghazi. Wthere is just some great things that you learn and I cam ourt from the movie quite drained. We will have thim here to speak with us.
This is a dinner to come together as Rebpulicnas to set differences aside. It si not a potlitical night. We have cmmon interests in a lot of things. You can stop at the table out here. You can also go on to the site. It is going to start at 6pm. Dinner at 7pm. After John is willing to meet and greet to sign or shake hands.”
1/23/2016 9:22:49 AM Report Craig Frank “I think he will spend 45 minutes to debrief of what happened there. Chaffetz has had the Trey Gowedy here as the chair of the committee. He is on top of this. This issue in a normal style thiws would have been buried, but due to Trey and Jason they have kept this alive. This will address one of the members of the candidate of the opposition. This is a chance to renew patriotism. Govenermnt is our servanta, not our master.
We should keep them inline. And in a place where they answer to us. I think we are headed in a good direction. I hope we have a great leader in the party to lead us.
As Rob mentioned we will have different sponsorships for tables. There are still a few general sats left to purchase.
I want to spend a couple minutes addressing topics as key to our success that have been in media.
I said I would give a prestnation on primary together with caucus night. The State Party promised to provide a patcket yseterday.
The primary will be in conjuntion with caucus night. It will be APP driven. There is a computer program that has been created and proviced for this purpose. You will have the almost instantaneous results, which is great. That does not happen with paper ballots. Tthis should be faster than instant. Also if you don’t’ have a ahdnheld ap driven life. You will be able to check in with soemone else there to vote and it will be confidential.
Be aware that that process will be an hoption for you We have had a number sign up for the primary. There is a tab at the top who have signed up for the primary. There are 12 candidates who are there on the list. I am excited to see what happense. It is a great day for Utah.
You should be getting the mailchimp newsletters. Please come up and tell us if you are not getting them. We try to keep the list up to date but things are relatively fluid.
I wanted to mention a enws report . I was in discussions with Chris from channel 2. He asked about membership requirements. I had been quioted as thrwoing members out fo the party for not voting the way I tell you to. I have made painstaklyingly cautious moves to make sure that the decisios that are made in this organization are doine in a non-unilateral process. Our steering is awesome. Our executive team is awesome. You are awesome. I have had a lot of conversations with you over the last 8 months. If you are not calling me I don’t know what you are thinking. Occassionally the media gets something wrong so I feel it neccesary to corect. I did not say you will kicked out oa the party if you vote for a cnadiate who is accpeting signatures.
What I have done is provded for clarification of the docuemtns. The UCRP and State Party – the epxecation of the membership and leadrship team. We are a private organization. We are are a 501( in the party with the stStea and we are private organization.
State: who registers to vote and complies with consitution and bylaws.
County: register as repulicans and support republicand candidates and the party platform.
Officersa and leaders (have us raise the hands as the list of officers is read) – agree to the rules
Publicly support only Repubclianc dandidates. You will be subject to revmoeal for cause from elected office. UCRP Byalw 5.
I have spoken to Paul Roly. He wrote an article the other day that with the Craig Frank purity test. I have made decisions to include everybody. When you hear Paul say hI will kick people out, its wrong. I think that there are certain expecations for all of us. I would sugget that we need to look at our responsibilities. As I apply principle in our documents it creates fairness, accessibility and transparency. When you don’t use the documetns that have time and minds behind them we’ve created some great things.
There should be relatively no question what the direction is heading. One more thing.
Second Point I have been tagged as we are going to put our candidtes through a purity test. That is the wrong name fo rthe process for the excutive committee who meets with written rules for the candidates. Bylaw 5.
Candidates shall be requred to meet with the committee or its designee to discuss wreitne instructions and willinges to adhere to hhighest degree of honesty, morality and integrity .. “”shall be requrested to meet””
Our Exectuvie commmittee met tfor a doucment for the cnanddites to fill out regarding their fitness to act. It is a request. They can say yes or no.
The Party shall comply with the law. The judicial will judge on the ambiguity. We will abide by the law. This form is on the website.
The States candidates who districts overlap county boundaries will run in State Nomintang convention. The ones wholly in our county we will requrest for them to meet with us. This is taken almost word for word out of bylaw 5. We encourgage the other candidates that are running on the Ste convnetion we are putthing their names on the party website.
This disclosure statemetn is taken word for word out of state party bylaws. This was adopted by Exectuvie committee OR they can add list of exceptions.
I will never take a unilateral decision except to rule out of order some things in these types of meetings. This is aprt of a great and equitable process and I don’t’ want to interject our biases. We are trying to stay as neutral as we can.
I wanted to give you that. If you have questions, please, please text or call me.
It is an honor to serve and be part of this process. I am grateful fro this leadership team. Pleaes stay invovled as we transition through the next caucus. Thank you for making yourselves available.
1/23/2016 9:48:03 AM Business Craig Frank “We collected 563.00 today. Thank you. If we missed any of you then there is a talb ein the lobby. I want to thakn our leaders who have come here today. We wante dto get them before you as they head in to th session ion Monday. They will be workign through March like I have never seen people work. 22 hours and 6.5 tdays. If youw atn to know a godo time then I can tell you wehere an when to be there. We respecte admire and revet them. The sacrivifce that they give to our community is hard to describe.
After committee reports (per the agenda).
Lisa Shepherd, Lowell Nelson, and David Loper and Nils Beckstrand.”
1/23/2016 9:50:30 AM Report Lisa Shepherd “Before I do recogniton fo rthis quareters volunteer. I wante dto recognize anotehr another vlaunteer, Craig Gfrank. I would just like to tell you that it is an honor to servce with him. We are chosever and diverse committee. It is a pleaseure to serve this cycle. I want to recognize volunteers. Taylor Williams – from UVU our colleege. We have some old party loyal people taking care of credentialing. I also wanted to vgive my own plug for Lincoln Dy Dinner. We have Comedy Sports coming with Tig. We are lucky to have the referreee. He is bringhing their “”A”” game. We are super excited about this evening.
This person has been actively engaged for 37 years and willing to serve in many capacities. Original drafters of the Consitution. He has served in 1978 on campaign, 1980 with Jim Hansen. Chair of Republican Party and served the district for a number of years. State Central from 1995 – 2003. He currently serving as Parliamentarian – Steve White.”
1/23/2016 9:54:54 AM Answer Steve White Lisa, why do you need my political resume? Kay Thorseon.When I came to Provo from Vernal in 1980 to work on Jim Hansen’s campaign. Kay was theat the desk in the vlunteer. When I was working with Lee farnsworth. It is not just glamor it is Kay thorsen who I aencouarge us to look back and see those people who in their primae came a lot of time for others.
1/23/2016 9:56:18 AM Report Lowell Nelson “Today is my favorite meeting. This quarter to ehar from our legislators. In connection with this event want edo to describe 3 things. Help them, Prepare for cacuses and champion our system.
We can give legisaltor input on bills. They have to read them all and undersatnd them. Many of the bills are not black and white. Decideing what to do on a bill helps to provide input. Partculaaly if we have expereicne in the bill information > we need a way to get gacces. Leg.utah.gov. You can access every bill that they will take in this session. You can lok back to 1896. How many of you have been there?
Read the bills and then reach out to your representative and senator. When you talk to your friends and collegues – you can point them to the website. There is a form on the website that allows you to provide insight. You can tell them why you support or oppose a bill. Provide all your information so they can reach out to you. The site will help you track the bills. You can tack bills that are about Utah Code 20A. You can track bilsl that are sponsored by someone or in a committee. The Reading calendar page also shows how the bills move through the calendar.
You can listen to the streaming audio from the hearings and the floor. Tht is good for helping your legislators. You can bring information to them.
Prepare for caucus. The party wants to be well prepared. We will not provide detailed training here but we intend to tell you about preparations. We wil have a 90 minute training event in March. It will be on the website.3 trainings in the county across the county. North: 2/25, 7-8:30 at Lehi Jr. High School. 3/5 9-10:30 at MVHS cafeteria, 3/8 7-8:30 here at Maple Mountain. Your district may train as well. Advertising and posting notices. Rules, duties, voting, and after the caucus. We will bring back the online training. 3 more training sessions after for new officers. 3/24, 3/26 (AM), 3/29. Training and then meet and greet with candidates so that they can be vetted.
Championing the system: Utahs parties have benefited from the convention system. It gives a real say on who is elected in the system. It gives our neighbors the responsibility to measure against the standard. The winners are those who ideas most appeals to the delgates – not just name and money. The winners become the nominees. Substance, not form, not sound bites. I hope that as we rub shoulders we will proclaim and promote the caucus convention system.”
1/23/2016 10:11:52 AM Report “The audit committee is selecting firms to audit. The timetable will be in Q2 of this eyar. Part of the reason for delay is that we need fundting to complete the review. Please sign up for the Dinner since those contributions will go to the audit and really help our process. When people like you and I are involved in financial and as volunteers that keeps the people involved in the process instead of special interests. This party wouldn’t be the same without you.
You can also supoort with the automatic payment since that will take out our guess work. We are hoping that we will have enough monies versus having the automatic system in place.
Did you hear joke about interesting audit? Me neither.
We are supposed to bring up significant discrepancies – if any of you have questions please bring them to me Dave Loper. I look forward to this cycle. I want us to encourage our neighbors to be part of this process.”
1/23/2016 10:15:46 AM Report “I have the opportunity to serve in the CC&B and they are principled and hard working. When I want to give my opinion I know that I have to support my opinion. The principles we use are based on governing pricniples. Some of the things we are working on is fixing some abiguities. There are have been recommendations and we are deliberarting. We are watching closely the SB 54. When we bring something to you it will be fully cooked. We are soliciting lots of input.
In the process of making a changes and it is in 19 different places. I think we are going to put it up on the website so that people can see it more easily. As I mentioned last time I reported to you. I have read our documetns and now have read State and Nation and other parties and they have solved problems. I would encourgage you to read our docuemtns. Recent events have made me look at our documetns more.
It is a pleasure to serve and I look forward to the next year and a half. Thanks.”
1/23/2016 10:18:37 AM Business Craig Frank We thank our legislators for their service and representing us. We’ll ask the audio folks to turn up the mikes.
1/23/2016 10:20:00 AM Point of Information The agenda is not matching the website.
1/23/2016 10:20:21 AM Business Craig Frank
1/23/2016 10:22:22 AM Motion To appeal., Second. Doris
1/23/2016 10:25:08 AM Call the Question Aye
1/23/2016 10:26:16 AM Vote Craig Frank “Noes have it.
I apologiize for that.”
1/23/2016 10:28:27 AM Information Take 2 – 3 mintues for the next session. We will then open it to this body. Let’s demonstrate our kindness. Start with Senator Madsen.
1/23/2016 10:29:16 AM Report Mark Madsen “There is a lot of archeological infomration around Famp Floyd that is my bill.
I am also running a bill for those with 9 medical condidtions can get cannabis. I ran a bill last year and it failed and we looked at the whole issues and addressed the concerns. We learned from other states and their experience. We have a bill that does allow these patients to get help from their doctors. Because of the federal laws and other aspects of this issue. The Republican congress ahs cut off enforecemtn for the guidance fromt e executive branch. This has to vavoid uninteneded populations and has no health risks.
We havea n idea that it is in other states. We have to have grows process testinag and dispensing in Utah..
1/23/2016 10:33:23 AM Report Mark Roberts “From Payson, Genola, Goshen and Cedar Fort. A few bills – one deals with bees it is unlawful to raise bees without signuing up your hives every year. IT removes the unlawful aspects. From mandatory to voluntary. There are 22 stats that don’t legislate. More people are keeping bees. I have had people tell me that they don’t like honey and helps niighbors polinate. He gives honey away every year. The more bees hout poliinatiing. The better.
The history of registration is to ehlp with notivication. Disease is a cocner.
Another bill deals with direct producer to consumer sales of food products will expand acceess and farmers markets. Wyomoing passed this last year. I decided to opick it up good for Utah.”
1/23/2016 10:36:52 AM Report Francis Gibson “Welcome to my district. My kids go to school here. Up the canyon to covered bridge. Majority Whip. This year is the biggets budget. I will tellyou that ther are over 1200 which is too damned many. mMany of those bills will not come ot fruition.
Thanks for being here. There are two types of people in the worled . Consumers and producers. Producers kept producing and consumers bitched aobut the way it was produced. The same people do everything.
Our General fund has zero growth but education has brown. We want to get that money to the right plac.e The general fund has no grwoth. Rep Sanpei will get tot aalk about that. I would I live in your district if you send me information. I will make your voice haeard if you are in my district.
Thatk you for being here. I’ll challenge my colleagues to geth these things discussed.”
1/23/2016 10:39:52 AM Report Brian Green “East side of AF. I have a number of bills but highlight a few. All of them are consisten with past bills. In my 3 sessions I have followed one guidning prcinple – to proct the rights of the citizens and not run their lives Conceptually – I have got a bill to remove imporpoper rights to stop people from petition. I want us to wallow you to do that. Proection of privacy thougth ending the unrestricted ability to access your individual and person administrative records.
Also presumption of innocence and due process. Don’t like civil asset forfeiture.
My conitnuing evffforts to regulate your professional and business activities – only those matters that adress publich health and safety.”
1/23/2016 10:42:03 AM Report kevin Stratton Northeas provo and Lindon. One fo the things we face in our political subdivisions. The federal intrusion in out our local not only fiscally but every aspect. Myself and Seanator Hinkins ahs been working on is federal land. 2 of every 3 acres in controlled in Utah by BLM. We want to make the information available to you. We have been asked to chair the information related to economic impact. We have had a legal analysis performed that shows the federal government – perpetually holding land is wrong. We are working on that.
1/23/2016 10:44:20 AM Report David Hinkins “Emory county, springville, mapleton and souther part of Wasatch County. I appreciate being here. Representative Stratton we co-chair public lands. We did study with universtivies. It is costed 285 million. Right now they get 3 cents. We have state institutional trust land for every dollar spent 14 dollars comes back. We have proven that we can manage it much better.
I have a few other bills that I will be running is Childrens heart disease. Awareness license plate. Also Nurse Practioner bill to espand their abilities. We have issues in our rural areas. Navajo reservation get help from Federal funds that they can’t get from DC now.”
1/23/2016 10:46:56 AM Report Curt Bramble “Provo and portion of Orem. I appreciate the information to have you contact us. Give us the way to reach out to you. Sometimes it is easier to talke on phone versus email so let us know who you are.
A couple of bills I was asked about. Education, Trnasportation and such. There are other bills that dominate the media. I have 2 of those that I may be the sponso for common sense carry – 2nd Amendment without asking governemtn. Representatives from higher education have talked with me about it. It will probably be interesting. Senator Madsen made Florida on the marijuana bill. Senator Dayton on defunding Planned Parenthood and I have the Pain Capable child proection act – when they react to pain then abortion should be illegal. We are a pro-life stat encommunity. That is one of the rights. Children in the womb are vulnerable.
2 other areas – tax incentives in economic developmetn. We lead the nation. We developed a philosophy to not give money. If they make the investment then we on the backend will allow them to earn incentives. There are two major expansions – IM Flash in Lehi. Finally, technologicaly changes – Tesla and car manufacturing companeis that will alow manufaturears to sell cars. The final bill related to technology – Uber and Lyft they came to the talbe. We wanted them comply with the law and”
1/23/2016 10:52:00 AM Report Dave Lifferth “Most of Eagle Mountain – Floow up to bill last year. No caller ID spoofing. I learned that there are a lot of laws that the federal investigators don’t get involved unless it crsses a million dollars. Cyber Crime laws so that we can prosectue it in state. My background is in technology. If you get an IT Staff that wants to hel pme on the bill, contact me.
Second bill I may not have to run. Girl qualified for scholarship but because she took an AP class the Regent Scholarship. I went to bat and the scholarship was granted.
I have a drone bill – someo fthe legislation is too over reaching. It is already illegal to interfere, you can’t do that by yourself or car. News drone was filing the fire but it got in the way so they had to pull out fo the ir. They can remove drones.”
1/23/2016 10:55:15 AM Report Brad Daw The heart of Utah Valley – Costco of Orem. I am workigno n legislation but give a coupel points. Have seen a physicians desk reference. My wife was an RN. The physicians desk reference can be trusted to prescribe medications. There are still interactions but it is as good as it can be. There is no good if physicians don’t prescribe drugs that are approved. Meet with doctors who do research on this issue. Marijuana being a schedule 1 has medicinal qualities. How do we look at prescribing to patients – it is supported by the medical community. Smaller list of diseases and we got the research from the community. These are the diseases that they agree with. As reasearch comes available they can recommend more later.
1/23/2016 10:59:05 AM Report Jake Anderegg “House 6 which is Lehi and Saratoga Springs. Several bills with improvement to education. Parents choise in how data is collected, used and stored. Between those bills we want to strengthen the options parenst have and limits and approval required. The idea is that we can limit the data that might be used for social engineering and agendas on the federal level. Whenever there is a 3rd party they must have a contract in place regarding the information. When the contract terminates what happens with the information.
I have an alternative pathway for students to become apprentices. If a Junior in HS or above and you can go work in the field actiity. Get paid to do it. You come out with practical knowledge with diploma and associates degree and no debt.”
1/23/2016 11:02:19 AM Report Norm Thurston “South part of provo. I asked a couple of local officers what they wanted me to talk about. Education and Internet sales tax. Education – want to get legislatore our of classroom. The state has too much involvemtn in that calss level. HB94. Allow teachers to teach and parents be paretns.
Internet sales tax – increase or enhance the collection. I am willing to have a conversation. Not a windfall. We can not have 4000 tax jurisdictions. If you look at our budget we have to figure something out. If we make more money then we need to cut other rates.”
1/23/2016 11:04:38 AM Report Kay Christofferson “Lehi, AF and Highland. One to highlight is that there are several familiies that adopt kids with special needs. As the children get a little older and mature they show effets of the abues they have been subject to. These parents need extra help sometimes. The DCFS they get to a point but they require famliies giving up custody just to get help they need. One of my bills is to correct that.
As I went to talk to constituents they ask about cutting government growth and expense. One of the thigns in to introduce free market forces into government services by introducing private services through contract. That introduces the fre market priniples. I have worked with several agencies and the governor to support that.
I am in support of public lands transfer. I applaud that effort.”
1/23/2016 11:07:31 AM Report Val Peterson “Thank you for coming. I represent 59. Amendments to STEM bills. We have created a great position in the state. We have 5000 positions that are open and not filled. We have given tools to educators to help their students become successful in math. We are putting more people in to our engineering programs. We granted an additional 451 engineers.
The other things is the In God We Trust plate – over 10k plates. I want to make that one of the standard choices. It will be part of the standard plates that we have. There are a lot of issues to discuss this eyear. Email us and let us know your opininos.”
1/23/2016 11:09:45 AM Report Dean Sanpei “House 63. My primary job in executitve paprovations. Last year we did several good thing. We increased the rainy day limit. We also set aside 111 million. Ongoing capital improvements. It is hard to fund unless you set aside. We paid of 331 million general debt. We funded more things with cash.
That doesn’t come easily since the voices to spend are loud. They are extremely loud. It feelsl ike it is crickets. This came from theis delgates leaderships. This is your voice and we have to have that. Moving forward we have a surplus on Education but General fund is deficit. Income tax is rising but sales tax is falling. You can forecast what is going to happen and when. We will go through another downturn. We will have to do what we did in the past and fightthe voices and it will be this delegation that will do that.”
1/23/2016 11:12:33 AM Report Mike McKell “Spanish Fork and area. I am grateful to sever with thises people. Thank these legislators . Missing Henderson and Dayton today. I have approached this sesison different than in the past. We have an epidemic of presectipion drug abuse. I am going to work on this I am going to work on this. We are 7th in the nation because the epidemic acorss the nation. I want us to work on opoid reversla program. Professor at UofU who is working with some in our people in my districut. I want us to drop this by 20% but we need to do this.
Drug reversl process.”
1/23/2016 11:14:47 AM Information 11:15 if you have questions then.
1/23/2016 11:15:29 AM Question SR08 I have a question and seen proposals not come out. How do we improve our connection with you and the party and then the actions?
1/23/2016 11:16:38 AM Answer Dave Lifferth I agre that we need to have greater interaction. I am recognized nationally on social media. State your case and engage your legialtor. Be on the media nd interact with others. Be out there.
1/23/2016 11:17:47 AM Answer Mike McKell I teach these citizenship in the community merit badge. Wthere are a lot of us online and those who are not. I fyou have an issue with us. My phone is on. As we move forwrad thyou can come forward to the phone. One of the key issues was medicatid expansion. Gibson single handedly stopped that. The biggest issue Jake Fought that. Before you hammer them on facebook call us.
1/23/2016 11:19:06 AM Question Kirby Glad Same question different group. How do we have more impact to you. How can we as central committee have a more importatn voice. We pass resolutions – what do you look for?
1/23/2016 11:19:43 AM Answer Brad Daw I thikn that to me the best way the party has to hold us accoutnable is the caucus convention ssytem. I have to stand before that group – those hwho are most connected and I have to report to you. Here is what I have done. This is how I havetreid to respsernt the platform. That is the first and bet answer. That system styas isn place – you as delgates hold us accountable. To segue in to previous. You have my phone and email. I answer it. I respond and happy to talk to you any time to be responsive to you.
1/23/2016 11:21:26 AM Question Budget question – Dean is doing a great job. I know there is asurplus now. I know that education funds come from oil and gas. But now prices down then will wie have enough later.
1/23/2016 11:22:19 AM Answer Curt Bramble In Utah we have a differen situation for funding. Our constitution sets aside all income dollars. Oils revenue go to general fund. Sales tax. Oil an gas.
1/23/2016 11:23:31 AM Answer Francis Gibson From grants and public lands some money but that goes to local districts.
1/23/2016 11:24:06 AM Question Water conferenece this past week. SB80? To bring sales tax back to water. There has been a split both to transportation. We are a drought state and need to come back to water. We are also seeing effects of people going to AF and we don’t’ see tax revenues for that. Our shopping should benefit just a little bit. Highland will not be huge commercial center.
1/23/2016 11:25:32 AM Answer Curt Bramble Allocation of sales taxes is based on population and POS. That has been a subject of debate. Wages, job creation, this is huge for Alpine and Highland. TO change the allocation is the biggest challenge we need to hear the alternatives. We don’t like cities commiting. If you have ideas bring them forward.
1/23/2016 11:27:04 AM Question Income tax revenue going to education. SJR 4 proposal to amend constitution was the return to education funding from k-12 to higher education.
1/23/2016 11:27:59 AM Answer Kevin Stratton “Traditionally through public lands. When depression happened we added income tax to fund education. Public Lands – I think it would be godo to hear a bit more from the CC to tell us what Utah County is interested in having us do.
1/23/2016 11:29:37 AM Answer Dean Sanpei I want to talk about there notion. Income tax is ellocated fro education. There is some flexiblity that happens. In higher education. If the education fund is higher we can direct to higher education and can reduce general fund and send to other puposes. We are mandated to balance the budget. Having the flexibility. I have watched the oil number running. It effects the whole budget. If we don’t have adequate funds. If we took away the flexibility then we won’t be able to balance the budget. I ahven’t seen SJR4.
1/23/2016 11:31:35 AM Answer Francis Gibson I would be cautious to take it away from higher ed. There are over 2000 jobs that need education. 2 year training versus 4 year. There are a lot of kids who take AP classes. Higher education is not accepting the courses. We have oporutnity of kids to come out. My own daughter left hgih school made 1 C. and couldn’t make Regents Scholarship. Concurrent enrollement where kids are taking course don’t ge the credit. If they leave schools with 20 hours of credit, I want to hold the higher education. I would be heisatted to pull away but it is a lever.
1/23/2016 11:33:48 AM Information Please thank them for coming.
1/23/2016 11:34:06 AM Business Craig Frank “I would like to them them for spending time to be with us. It gets crazy about this time of year. We apprecaite them carving out the 45 days to cover us.
Credentials report – 225.
Rule that a quroum is present.
Discussion and vote on the resolution.”
1/23/2016 11:36:13 AM Motion Adopt resolution to remove control from federal control.
1/23/2016 11:36:37 AM Discussion “I hope you have had a chance to read the resolutiona dn the amendment to the resolution. I am not going to tlak about ti but give back story.
I was invited to talk to Lt. Governor Bell about ithe intrusion. He asked Senator Dayton to run the bill that became SB 287. It had several triggers that said Utah shall exit but what passed was Utah “”may”” exit.
Governor Herbert acknowledged we are to get out of the agreement that violates certain triggers. If a federal law conflicts then .. National database, teachers database, tracking of home school or private. One school has to start the ball rolling. We need to reclaim our power. Who will stand up to the federal government. In exchange for small portion of our own money.
The initial resolution wassent to legislators and they added their amendments and support. I ask you adopt the amended version. We do not take from Title I or reduce spending. It stopes Utah from sending money to feds. Representative Dave Lifferth has agreed to opening a bill file to do this.
Pass this resolution to support this.”
1/23/2016 11:40:50 AM Motion Motion to amend the resolution as posted.
1/23/2016 11:41:26 AM Second David Clark
1/23/2016 11:41:38 AM Discussion I just want to say that every student succeeds at during Christmas – a little over a day. 1065 pages long. I enlisted hel pfrom mothers around Utah. We droppeed everything and every page. It was really concerning. There have been a lot of press resleases – but those of us who read really disagree. We need to hold our elected representatives to not let these fundamental rights be lost.
1/23/2016 11:43:08 AM Opposition Ada Wilson “There are lots of names ocnnected with this of people that I resepsect. Everything that I have heard actually says that the agreement gives more flexibility to the state. This si not a good time to dismiss federal funds.
This is partly a struggle of parental and political control, not the Fed and State. This seems like a play for political control. I am very possessive of the control. I feel this is an intrusion of the party.
In this raising of all these fears. Who is benefitting?”
1/23/2016 11:45:28 AM Favor For those who may not have paid attention. This is re-auth of NCLB. Our elected officials voted agasint this bill. Senator Hatch might have voted for it. And it passed here at the state we can make these changes here in Utah.
1/23/2016 11:46:27 AM Opposition Really this is more Provo 19, I am mainly asking for clarification. What is the withholding?
1/23/2016 11:47:18 AM Answer With in the input from the Legislator. We have a bill of the taxes that the legislators. We are still paying our allocation but we don’t.
1/23/2016 11:49:00 AM Answer There are funds that we allocate (14.5 – 7.4%) that comes back to us. The Governor
1/23/2016 11:51:05 AM Call the Question
1/23/2016 11:51:15 AM Vote Craig Frank “Unanimous
1/23/2016 11:51:55 AM Call the Question
1/23/2016 11:51:59 AM Vote Craig Frank Amended resolution.
1/23/2016 11:52:30 AM Business Craig Frank Adopted and passed as amended.
1/23/2016 11:52:44 AM Adjourn
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