2018 JLC Agenda
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SponsorTitle and DescriptionSTATUSJLC Position and CommentsSchool District (s)Other Positions
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Position Key - NP=No Position, , S=Support, O=Opposed, LI= Local Issue, H=Hold, U=Unnecessary, SC= Support Concept W= Watch, FC=Funding Concerns
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HB0001S01
McCay, D. // Hillyard, L.
Public Education Base Budget Amendments This bill provides appropriations for the use and support of school districts, charter schools, and state education agencies; sets the value of the weighted pupil unit (WPU) initially at $3,311 for fiscal year 2019; sets the estimated minimum basic tax rate at .001498 to generate an estimated $408,073,800 in local property tax revenue to support the Basic School Program for fiscal year 2019; provides appropriations for other purposes as described; and provides intent language.Governor Signed 2/21/2018
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HB0010Rep. Peterson, V. // Sen. Millner, APublic Education Recodification - State System This bill reorganizes and renumbers certain provisions of the public education code related to statewide administration of the public education system. Governor Signed 1/24/2018 S
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HB0011Rep. Peterson, V. // Sen. Millner, A.Public Education Recodification - Funding This bill reorganizes and renumbers certain provisions of the public education code 12 related to public education system funding.Governor Signed 1/24/2018 S
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HB0015S01Rep. Handy, S.Community Reinvestment Agency Amendments This bill defines terms; requires a city and a county to report use of a housing allocation; authorizes a public entity to donate the public entity's property to an agency; modifies requirements for notice provided by an agency; modifies the public benefit analysis required for a community reinvestment project area plan; removes the requirement that a taxing entity committee meet at least annually; and makes technical and conforming changes.Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared 2/19/2018
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HB0021S03Rep. McCay, D. // Bramble, C.Changes to Property TaxDraft of Enrolled Bill Prepared 3/9/2018 S
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HB0028Rep. Moss, J.Retirement Systems Amendments This bill clarifies that the Utah State Retirement Investment Fund may sue and be sued in its own name; requires a participating employer to provide certain records to the Utah Retirement Systems or its independent auditors; modifies when a domestic relations order must be received by the Utah Retirement Systems to be valid for determining benefits following a member's death; modifies cancellation, reinstatement, and calculation provisions for a retiree's retirement allowance affected by reemployment; requires a participating employer to maintain a list of employee exemptions instead of filing it annually with the Utah Retirement Systems; and makes technical changes.Governor Signed 2/21/2018 S
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HB0040Rep. Peterson, V. // Sen. Millner, A.Educator Licensing Revisions This bill authorizes the State Board of Education to implement an educator licensing system; repeals sections of code regarding educator licensing that are obsolete under the new educator licensing system; modifies provisions of existing code sections that are related to the previous educator licensing system, including endorsements and letters of authorization; repeals the requirement that a district superintendent hold a license; modifies provisions related to youth suicide prevention training for employees; repeals the Compact for Interstate Qualification of Educational Personnel; and makes technical corrections and conforming changes.House/ filed 3/8/2018 S
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HB0046S01Rep. Peterson, V. // Sen. Millner, A.Educator Licensing Modifications This bill authorizes the State Board of Education to implement an educator licensing system; repeals sections of code regarding educator licensing that are obsolete under the new educator licensing system; modifies provisions of existing code sections that are related to the previous educator licensing system, including endorsements and letters of authorization; repeals the requirement that a district superintendent hold a license; modifies provisions related to youth suicide prevention training for employees; repeals the Compact for Interstate Qualification of Educational Personnel; and makes technical corrections and conforming changes.Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared 2/21/2018
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HB0048Rep. Snow, V. L. // Sen. Hillyard, L.Parenting Plan Amendments This bill lists decisions related to an education plan; addresses who makes the education plan; and makes technical changes. Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared 2/7/2018 S
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HB0053Rep. Eliason, S. // Sen Stephenson, H.Military Spouse Income Tax Amendments This bill authorizes an individual income tax deduction from adjusted gross income for the amount of all income, including income apportioned to another state, of a nonmilitary spouse of an active duty military member in certain circumstances; and makes technical corrections.Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared 2/23/2018
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HB0054S01Rep. Sagers, D. // Sen. Stephenson, H.Individual Income Tax Deduction Amendments This bill authorizes a deduction from adjusted gross income for individual income tax purposes for: certain bonds, notes, or other obligations issued by a local political subdivision; and the interest on certain bonds, notes, or other obligations issued by a local political subdivision; and makes technical corrections.Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared 2/27/2018
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HB0057Rep. Westwood, J.Utah Intergenerational Poverty Work and Self-sufficiency Tax Credit This bill defines terms; enacts a refundable state earned income tax credit for certain individuals who are experiencing intergenerational poverty; requires the Department of Workforce Services to notify individuals who are experiencing intergenerational poverty of the state earned income tax credit and to provide certain information about those individuals to the State Tax Commission; provides for apportionment of the tax credit; addresses the time period for the State Tax Commission to issue a refund of the state earned income tax credit; addresses the State Tax Commission's use of the report provided by the Department of Workforce Services; and requires transfers from the General Fund to reimburse the Education Fund for the amount of the tax credit claimed.House/ filed 3/8/2018
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HB0066 HB0066S01Rep. Handy, S.Local Government Modifications This bill provides that a local district board of trustees is not required to have an odd number of members once the board reaches a certain size.Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared 2/19/2018
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HB0068Fawson, J.Political Party Amendments This bill permits a qualified political party to choose whether an individual may seek the nomination of the qualified political party by the individual choosing: to seek the nomination through the convention process, the signature-gathering process, or both; or to seek the nomination through the convention process or the signature-gathering process, but not both; and shortens the period for filing a notice of intent to gather signatures to qualify for placement on the regular primary election ballot.House/ filed 2/8/2018
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HB0072S02Rep. Fawson, J.Communications of Governmental Entity Employees and Officers This bill provides that a personal communication, otherwise excluded from the definition of "record," is included in the definition if the personal communication relates to certain political activityDraft of Enrolled Bill Prepared 2/19/2018
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HB0082Rep. Coleman, K.Student Right to Active Counsel This bill enacts Title 53B, Chapter 27, Part 3, Student Legal Representation, including enacting provisions: requiring an institution of higher education to allow certain parties to have legal representation at a disciplinary proceeding;
• governing the exchange of evidence at a disciplinary proceeding;
• prohibiting certain conflicts of interest in a disciplinary proceeding; and
• authorizing a cause of action; and amends applicable governmental immunity provisions.
House/ filed 3/8/2018
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HB0116S01 Rep. Coleman, K.Student Civil Liberties Protection Act This bill requires a state institution of higher education to initiate rulemaking proceedings for a policy under certain circumstances; requires each state institution of higher education to:
• review each current policy for direct effects on the civil liberties of students; and
• repeal or initiate rulemaking proceedings for each policy that directly affects a student's civil liberty; permits a student at a state institution of higher education to submit a complaint about a school policy to the State Board of Regents; requires the State Board of Regents to:
• establish a complaint process; and
• report annually to the Administrative Rules Review Committee; amends the Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act; and makes technical and conforming changes.
House/ signed by Speaker/ sent for enrolling 3/8/2018
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HB0128S01Fawson, J.Utah Retirement System Amendments This bill: provides that a member who has service credit from two or more systems is required to retire from the system which most recently covered the member for a minimum of six months when combining service credit for purposes of determining eligibility for retirement; and makes technical changes.
House/ filed 3/8/2018
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HB0134S01Potter, V.Conflict of Interest Disclosure Requirements This bill: exempts a member of the State Board of Education from certain disclosure requirements under the Utah Public Officers' and Employees' Ethics Act; and makes technical changes.Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared 2/19/2018
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HB0132S02Rep. Snow, V. L.Juvenile Justice Modifications
This Bill modifies provisions related to responses to school-based behavior; expands the uses of appropriations for the Enhancement for At-Risk Students Program; clarifies when a prosecutor may file a petition; addresses the inquiry a prosecutor shall conduct before filing a petition; and makes technical changes.
House/ signed by Speaker/ sent for enrolling 3/8/2018S
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HB0142Owens, D.Impact Fees Amendments This bill addresses the definition of public facilities for the purpose of impact fees.Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared 3/6/2018
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HB0143S02Noel, M.Off-highway Vehicle AmendmentsDraft of Enrolled Bill Prepared 3/8/2018O This bill diverts and reduces property tax revenues collected by local school boards.
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HB0148S01Quinn, T.Tax Revisions This bill increases the general state sales and use tax rate; and reduces the state sales and use tax rate on food and food ingredients.House/ filed 3/8/2018
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HB0164S02Cutler, B. R.Early Learning Task Force This bill creates the Early Learning Task Force, including provisions related to task force membership; quorum requirements; compensation; and task force duties.House/ filed 3/8/2018S
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HB0175S04Stratton, K.Oversight Committee Creation This bill: defines terms; creates the Joint Committee on Governmental Oversight and establishes the committee's membership; establishes that the purpose of the Joint Committee on Governmental Oversight is to increase the transparency, efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of state and local governmental entities; establishes powers and requirements for the committee; grants the Joint Committee on Governmental Oversight investigatory powers; requires the governor, upon recommendation from the committee, to repeal an administrative rule unless certain conditions are met; requires a proposed administrative rule to be approved by the Legislature and governor through a concurrent resolution before taking effect; establishes sunset dates; and makes conforming changes.House/ filed 3/8/2018O Sponsor is to be commended for desiring to limit the amount of legislation burdening local entities. The JLC feels this bill as written undermines the authority of locally elected officials, including school board members. There is concern that centralizing power to a legislative committee could potentially dictate actions of state or local governmental entities. If HB 175 is substantially amended or substituted, the JLC may readdress this bill.
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HB0178S01Stratton, K.Power of Attorney Amendments Provides for a local school district to determine that a child lives within the district if certain conditions are met related to a power of attorney; clarifies that the parent or guardian powers that can be delegated include decisions related to school; and makes technical changes.Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared 3/5/2018 S
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HB0227Pulsipher, S.Minimum School Program Reporting Modifications This bill repeals requirements on local education boards related to class size reduction, including: a requirement that a local education board submit a plan to the State Board of Education to qualify for class size reduction money; and a requirement that a local education board report on the use of class size reduction money in the prior school year; repeals reporting requirements related to the K-3 Reading Improvement Program and federal Title I money; repeals an annual required report from the State Board of Education to the Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee related to class size; and makes technical and conforming changesDraft of Enrolled Bill Prepared 2/19/2018 S
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HB0228Romero, A.Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training Amendments This bill requires school districts and charter schools to provide: on an annual basis, certain child sexual abuse prevention training and instruction; and upon request of the State Board of Education, certain evidence of compliance; and makes technical and conforming corrections.Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared 3/5/2018 S
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HB0230Fawson, J.Related to Basic School Programs Review This bill requires the Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee to review no later than November 30, 2018, each related to basic school program and establish a review schedule going forward.Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared 2/19/2018 S
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HB0231Last, B.Charter School Funding Amendments This bill defines terms; requires a charter school to include in a charter agreement the maximum number of students the charter school will serve; provides, if legislative appropriations are insufficient, for funding distribution to charter schools for charter students enrolled in a charter school that are below or exceed the charter school's maximum number of students; and makes technical corrections.Senate/ passed 2nd reading 3/6/2018 S
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HB0233S04
Potter, V. / Stephenson, H.
Teacher Salary Supplement RevisionsHouse/ signed by Speaker/ sent for enrolling 3/7/2018S
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HB0234Moss, J. /Stephenson, H.Compulsory Education Revision This bill amends a definition to specify that "valid excuse" means a physical or mental illness.Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared 2/27/2018 S
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HB0236
Moss, J./ Henderson, D.
Public Education Reference Check Amendments This bill requires a local education agency to make reference check requests under certain circumstances; and requires a local education agency to respond to certain reference check requests within 20 business days. Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared 2/23/2018 S
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HB0237S01
Winder, M. / Millner, A.
Concurrent Enrollment Enhancements This bill defines terms; requires the State Board of Regents to establish a policy describing required qualifications for an individual to be an eligible instructor for a concurrent enrollment course; repeals a requirement that certain eligible instructors be approved as adjunct faculty by an institution of higher education; requires that certain individuals meet requirements established by the State Board of Regents in order to be eligible instructors; and makes technical and conforming changes.Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared 3/5/2018s
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HB0238Moss, J./ Millner, A.School Trust Fund Amendments This bill amends the contents of the Trust Distribution Account within the Uniform School Fund; amends provisions related to the funding of the School LAND Trust Program; amends the powers and duties of the School and Institutional Trust Fund Office in regard to the School and Institutional Trust Fund Management Account; and makes technical corrections.House/ filed 3/8/2018 S
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HB0239Ward, R.Financial Literacy AmendmentsHouse/ filed 3/8/2018
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HB0254S01Coleman, K.Campus Sexual Violence ReportingHouse/ filed 3/8/2018
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HB0264Eliason, S. / Stephenson, H.Elementary School Counselor Programo This bill defines terms; authorizes the State Board of Education (board) to award grants to local education agencies to provide targeted school-based mental health supports in elementary schools; authorizes the board to make rules for grant applications and awards; and requires a local education agency that receives a grant to submit an annual report to the board.House/ signed by Speaker/ sent for enrolling 3/7/2018S
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HB0270Peterson, J.Teacher Employment Amendmentso This bill defines terms; and requires the State Board of Education to ensure that a public education database for teacher credentials performs in a certain manner.Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared 3/5/2018S
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HB0276Westwood, J.Social Security Tax CreditHouse/ filed 3/8/2018
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HB0279S01Christofferson, K.
Design Professionals Liability Amendments
House/ signed by Speaker/ sent for enrolling 3/8/2018O School districts are concerned that the bill limits their ability to include certain terms in their contracts with design professionals, including agreeing upon the standard of care and the extent to which they can indemnify and defend one another. It interferes with the ability of districts and design professionals to freely decide on the terms of their contracts.
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HB0282Ivory, K.State Student Information System Amendments This bill defines terms; and requires the State Board of Education to: charge a fee to a local education agency that uses the State Board of Education's student information system; and report to the Business and Labor Interim Committee regarding the fee.House/ filed 3/8/2018O Many LEAs using Aspire (USBE SIS) are charters and small school districts. Requiring them to pay the annual per student cost may become financially challenging to individual LEAs and therefore to the public education system.
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HB0286S01Fawson, J.Reproductive Education AmendmentsSenate/ to House 3/9/2018S
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HB0289Moss, C.Public Education Exit Survey This bill defines terms; requires the State Board of Education to make certain rules regarding exit surveys for licensed public education employees; and requires a local education agency to create an exit survey in accordance with board rule; make certain effort to administer an exit survey under certain circumstances; and report certain information from an administered exit survey to the State Board of Education.House/ filed 3/8/2018S
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HB0293S05Last, B.Tax Rebalancing RevisionsSenate/ to House 3/9/2018 S Addresses the JLC priorities of supporting property tax poor districts using the statewide basic rate and increasing state funding for pupil transportation and NESS.
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HB0300S02Stanard, J.
Higher Education Governance Amendments
House/ signed by Speaker/ sent for enrolling 3/7/2018
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HB0308S01Ivory, K.Telehealth Mental Health Pilot Program This bill defines terms; requires the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health to create a telehealth mental health pilot project grant program creates a reporting requirement; and repeals the provisions of this bill on December 31, 2021.Senate/ placed on 2nd Reading Calendar 2/28/2018S
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HB0313S03McCay, D.Public School RevisionsHouse/ signed by Speaker/ sent for enrolling 3/8/2018O JLC is concerned that this bill removes the USBE, an elected body, from the role of approving/denying charter school authorizations brought forward by the State Charter Board and Institutions of Higher Education.
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HB0311Perry, L.Retirement AmendmentsHouse/ filed 3/8/2018
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HB0317Pulsipher, SSpecial Education Amendments This bill amends a provision related to the State Board of Education's responsibility for the education of certain individuals; amends a provision related to the ages for free, appropriate public education for students with disabilities; amends the definition of "blind student"; repeals provisions related to the appointment and duties of a state director of special education; and makes technical and conforming changes.Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared 3/8/2018
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HB0331Kennedy, M.Air Pollution Mitigation Education Program This bill requires the Driver License Division and the State Board of Education to each create rules requiring the development and dissemination of educational information regarding: ways drivers can help improve air quality; and the harmful effects of vehicle emissions; requires the educational information to be based on data and information provided by the Division of Air Quality; provided to applicants for a driver license; included in the driver education curriculum of a commercial driver training school; and included in the curriculum of a driver education program in a public school; and makes technical changes. House/ signed by Speaker/ sent for enrolling 3/7/2018S
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HB0356Ray, P.Youth Sports Safety Amendments This bill defines terms; requires the State Board of Education to make rules related to safety standards for high school athletic teams; and requires a high school to annually report to an association on: how the high school met the safety standards for high school athletic teams; and for each safety standard that the high school did not meet, how the high school will meet the standard within one year. House/ filed 3/8/2018O We understand that the Sponsor has agreed to not move this bill forward through an agreement on his concerns with the Utah High School Activities Association.
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HB0357Ivory, K.Evaluating Tax Revenue Foregone from Federally Controlled Lands This bill requires the Commission on Federalism to hold a hearing on the impact of the federal payments in lieu of tax on the state; authorizes the Commission on Federalism to engage each of the state's elected members of Congress in coordinating with the federal government to secure payments in lieu of tax that are equivalent to the property tax the state would generate but for federally controlled land in the state; and requires the Commission on Federalism to communicate the results of the hearing and any action taken to certain individuals and entities, including the state's elected members of Congress.
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HB0380S01Last, B.Utah School Readiness Initiative Amendments This bill: defines terms; moves the School Readiness Board (board) from the Governor's Office of Management and Budget to the Department of Workforce Services; requires the State Boardof Education to develop a school readiness program entry assessment; requires certain school readiness programs to administer school readiness program entry and exit assessments; modifies the membership of the board; requires the board to award a contract to a nonprofit entity to provide program support for results-based contracts; enacts a prioritization for funding school readiness programs; enacts and consolidates provisions related to requirements for recipients of funding through results-based contracts; permits the board to fund a high quality school readiness program directly, if the high quality school readiness program meets certain requirements; requires the board to select at least three independent evaluators; requires the operator of a high quality school readiness program that participates in a results-based contract to select an evaluator to evaluate the high quality school readiness program; and makes technical and conforming changes. Senate/ to House 3/9/2018S
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HB0388Christensen, L.K-12 Public Education Funding Allocation AssuranceHouse/ filed 3/8/2018S
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HB0391S01Peterson, V.Lobbying by State Agencies AmendmentsHouse/ filed 3/8/2018O
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HB0404S01Last, B.Land Trusts Protection and Advocacy ActHouse/ signed by Speaker/ sent for enrolling 3/8/2018O
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HB0408Moss, J.Public Education AmendmentsDraft of Enrolled Bill Prepared 3/8/2018S
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HB0467Christensen, L.Educator Postretirement Reemployment RevisionsHouse/ filed 3/8/2018S
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HR0001S01Hollins, S.House Resolution Urging Restorative Justice in Utah's Education System This resolution: encourages the State Board of Education and Utah's school districts to implement restorative justice programs in Utah's public primary and secondary schools as a way to help Utah's students stay in school and deal with their challenges in a healthier and more constructive way; and encourages the State Board of Education and Utah's school districts to implement restorative justice programs in Utah's public primary and secondary schools as a means to help school districts better manage their student disciplinary issues.Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared 3/5/2018
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