PEA 2_2_2018

PEA 2/2/2018 8:00 a.m. Approve Minutes January 29, 2018 8:05 a.m. School & Institutional Trust Fund Office Peter Madsen- Budget request. $36,700 adding to $950.000 total, manage growth (interns + part time + slight increase in salary) and retain talents.  Uncertainty of costs. 8:20 a.m. Fine Arts Outreach POPS (Professional Outreach) reps - Moria Melise – Unique to Utah, praised nationally. Ask - $200,000 additional ongoing funding.  Return on investments. Future plans – 4 smaller organizations Annie B.- Curator of education UMFA.  UMFA, Tanner dance, Prep dance theater, woodbury.  Equitable arts experiences to students and teachers, including use of technology.  Increase bredth and depth of income, low income, rural, etc.  Marianne lee- Tanner Dance; Side by Side, dance specialists and live musicians. Amber Clayton in granite district, over 1,000 students with over 30 first language.  Dance powerful in bridging barriers of language, etc.  Questions? Rep Arandt – Matching funding?                Yes!  All pops funding 2 to 1 match 8:40 a.m. Teacher Pre-Service Preparation “POPS do a great service for teachers and families in schools” Teacher shortages- STEM and special education Filling classrooms with Alt Route (450) Focus on retention.  Enrollment of programs up 20%, but in state retention is not the same Rep Briscoe – Report available?  No powerpoint (UVU recruiters) Fawson- “Schooling is not the same as learning” University’s collaborating with school systems.  Davis district-investing in supporting teachers impact on k-6 learning.  Addressing thinking and processing, rather than just retaining information. Goal 100% proficiency. Rep. Gibson  - Vehement advocating for the struggle that students endure not able to get credit for work they are doing, going into debt, working a part time job, and entering a field that pays $35,000 a year… 4 Specific students Cost/benefit analysis, transfer addressing, focus on preparing teacher on rapidly expanding knowledge base. Rep Gibson- What are you doing for recruitment?  Where is the excitement…etc? ( pay them more maybe?)  We have to work with these young men and young women and stop putting up barriers.  It must not be “my way or the highway”.  Work with them. 9:30 am Minimum School Program – Line Item Consolidation Lots of discussion concerning school nurse shortage 10:30 a.m. Comments on Line Item Consolidation Incentive to throw everything into WPU, hoping that it will trickle down.  “max flexibility” but then a bills limit that flexibility 10:45 a.m. Other Business None 10:50 a.m. Adjourn   Continue reading

EAC 2_1_2018

ECA 2/1/2108 6:10 p.m. Call to Order/Approval of Minutes Unanimous, no other motions because of lack of heads (no technology) 6:15 p.m. Requests for Appropriation Interstate Compact for Education (Sen. Millner) Sen Millner %25 to fully participate in condition in respect to education policy (%25 from governor’s office, %25 from ) 6:20 p.m. Subcommittee Base Budget Reports Retirement and Independent Entities Rep Hawks – Surplus found, reduce costs but $300,000 overall, can be distributed as legislature seems fit.  HB183 eliminated need for court reporter. Sen. Zender/Hemmert? - Added new intent language items.  DHRM Utah futures – not funded last year, but two years before that.  Tracking meaningful data about return for investment?  One time amount ($1 Million) or private or user funding sources assistance to run study Executive Appropriations Committee Agencies Reduced about 3% of state fund base.  Reallocations discussion.  $133.6 Billion dollar budget Public Education   Business, Economic Development, and Labor Sen Waymert, Hammert, Alica gardner and dr. ricole- $4.2 million in reductions, keep and reallocate funds. Joe Briscoe – 2-1 reduce university technology (not eliminate?)               Reduce $180,00, Left 2 million in the fund Rep. Wilson – Grants, repetitive? Multiyear? Use? 12-18 months w/Average of $240,000; Used for research via application, about 15 different proposals to be selected. Dig deeper into this program- lots of questisons about this program. ****Lots of heritage and arts requests, given a budget, anything over $50,000*** Stop they idea that # of requests, way too many through this agency Arts issues not necessarily prioritized by at least vetted, a better understanding of what’s going on. Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality Sen. Hinken- Zoos – $808,000 Subcommittee recommends 8:00 p.m. Other Business/Adjourn Continue reading

BEDL 1.31.18

BEDL 1.31.18   Economic Development, and Labor Appropriations Subcommittee Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 8:00 a.m. 8:00 to 8:05 a.m. Call to Order and Minutes 8:05 to 8:30 a.m. Vote On Base Budgets 8:30 to 8:50 a.m. Heritage and Arts Building Blocks 8:50 to 9:15 a.m. Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Building Blocks 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. Governor’s Office of Economic Development Building Blocks 9:45 to 9:55 a.m. Utah Cultural Alliance Annual Report 9:55 to 10:05 a.m. RFA – Chinese Descendants Golden Spike Conference – Rep. K. Kwan 10:05 to 10:15 a.m. RFA – Hill Air Force Base Air Show – Rep. S. Handy 10:15 to 10:25 a.m. RFA – Peace House Expansion – Sen. K. Van Tassell 10:25 to 10:35 a.m. RFA – Talent Ready Utah – Sen. A. Millner 10:35 to 10:45 a.m. RFA – Talent Development and Retention – Sen. A. Millner 10:45 to 10:50 a.m. Other Committee Business 10:50 a.m. Adjourn   Vote on base budget: Federal Grants Fees in house bill 8 Adopt fees in this in addition to those that are missing Several motions in performance and non lapsing intent measures Continue reading

Natural Resources 1.25.18

Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee  Thursday, January 25, 2018, 8:00 a.m.    Approval of Minutes  Department of Agriculture and Food Base Budget  Most of the discussion revolved around Brand renewal and livestock. Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office Base Budget  Division of Parks and Recreation Base Budget   The Bill (Sponsored by Rep. Noel) 2 line items.  Operations and Capital budgets Three performance measures, including visitation numbers, revenue collections Funding sources – Costumer fees (Majority of funds raised here), Roads, Off-Road Vehicle Registrations 25 of Utah State Parks are self-sustaining and even profitable from self-raised funds, except for golf courses, which receive sub. from other parks around the state.  There is talk about sending Golf Courses to the private sector (Specifically soldier hallow area).  General funds go towards upkeep of museums, curator fees, A/C etc. to preserve artifacts.  User fees going to facilities.  Lower fees for weekdays.  Have not increased fees, just getting more visitors. This Is The Place Heritage Park- very resourceful with the help of Ellis Ivory.  Viable using resources mostly gathered from park and costumer attendance.  There expenses have increased dramatically over the past few years (about 3 to 4 times) but have not requested more money from the state to cover those expenses. Reallocations discussed.  Not recommendations, just possibilities.   Eliminate dead horse campground OnM and support with restricted funds ($20,000) Unused Match intent language for This is the Place, $50,000 from Salt Lake City or County.  Not able to convince them to provide that $50,000.  3 options: Remove intent language and send to park, leave it in the D of P R, or reprioritize it.  (fine with the withdrawal on all fronts) Lots of compliments, grateful for the cleanliness, and outreach to privatized facilities such as zip line, water area, etc. Museums- funding agreements with federal agencies to assist in increased maintenance needs. Senator Dayton- Compliments *Edge of the Cedars Museum* Federal requirements without current funds to support these extensive funds. Any agreements in place? Fred Hayes Response – Close to signing agreement with the Bureau of Land Management to signing an agreement for the following. ***Edge of the Cedars Museum is the reason people started coming to the area.  There is talk of flipping this museum into the eastern visitor center for the bear’s ears area. Sen. Dayton – Good News, Grandfather founded.  Dedicated a room in his house to collections, then donated.  Utilizing this space for more allure is good. Sen. Hayes mentions that along with that comes federal monies to help with sustaining the artifacts, as well as worldwide exposure. Sen.  - Back to the golf course, addressing bond payment, which is the reason for the debt.  Operating statement? Protection of Physical Assets Maintenance Quality care of customers Develop State Park Business (Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands Base Budget) Did not get to, rescheduled for next session (Other Business) None Adjourn

BEDL 1.29.18

Business, Economic, Development and Labor Subcommittee (BEDL) 1/29/18 Agenda Items: 1 - 8:00 to 8:05 a.m. Call to Order and Adopt Minutes 2 - 8:05 to 8:40 a.m. Heritage and Arts Analyst Presentation and Agency Response Base 3 - 8:40 to 9:10 a.m. Financial Institutions Analyst Presentation and Agency Response Base 4 - 9:10 to 9:55 a.m. Tax Commission Analyst Presentation and Agency Response Base 5 - 9:55 to 10:20 a.m. Public Service Commission Analyst Presentation and Agency Response 6 - 10:20 to 10:30 a.m. RFA - Naturalization Initiative for New Americans - Sen. Iwamoto 7 - 10:30 to 10:40 a.m. RFA - Neighborhood House - Rep. S. Hollins 8 - 10:40 to 10:50 a.m. RFA - Utah Summer Games - Rep. J. Westwood 9 - Adjourn   Link to agendas, minutes, related materials, live and archived audio for this committee.   Heritage and Arts Presentation Continue reading

NRAEQ Appropriations

Fred Hayes Response – Close to signing agreement with the Bureau of Land Management to signing an agreement for the following. ***Edge of the Cedars Museum is the reason people started coming to the area.  There is talk of flipping this museum into the eastern visitor center for the bear’s ears area. Sen. Dayton – Good News, Grandfather founded.  Dedicated a room in his house to collections, then donated.  Utilizing this space for more allure is good. Sen. Hayes mentions that along with that comes federal monies to help with sustaining the artifacts, as well as worldwide exposure. Continue reading

EAC 1.25.18

Executive Appropriations 1.25.18 I. Federal Tax Reform’s Impact on Utah Revenue John Valentine, former Senate President and current leader of the Utah Taxpayers Association, reported on the possible impacts of federal tax reform on the state tax coffers.  He presented three scenarios to the committee (see photo) in which state income taxes might be effected, although most of which equaled more money from state income taxes.   Continue reading

BEDL 1.25.18

Notes from the Business, Economic Development, and Labor Appropriations Sub-committee (BEDL) Staff economist Alysha S. Gardner gave an overview of the budget and available funds. Materials: Labor Commission presented. They administer Workers' Compensation Act. The presentation was short. They indicated that they did not like their old performance measures but they like their new ones. Commission is asking for $15,000. Senator Hemmert challenged them to see if they can find that money elsewhere in their budget. Materials: USTAR presented. Analyst spoke first about their budget. Brian Somers presented on behalf of USTAR. Presented what they are and their mission, and then highlighted a few key programs. They brought some great hands on materials and showed videos about projects they've funded or otherwise supported.

PEA 1.23.18

Approve Minutes – PEA subcommittee meeting: Tuesday Jan 23, 2018 @ 8 A.M. 445 State Capitol Building Session Introductions, Schedule, & Procedures Education Plans – Review, update, and Next Steps by the State Board of Education and Governor (Education Elevated & Education Excellence) Continue reading

BEDL 1.23.18

BEDL 1/23/18 Overview of Budget Tools How-to Videos Linked Base Budget Bills Available at subcommittee’s web pages on related links Takes you to COBI Continue reading