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This is the Granite School District Legislative tracker for the 2024 session.
If you see bills that should be on this tracker, or if there are any issues that need correction, please contact us at communications@graniteschools.org.
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Click on the bill number to see the full bill text and status information. Click on the legislator's name to contact that bill's sponsor.
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BillSponsorTitle and DescriptionSTATUSJLC Position and CommentsOther Positions
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Position Key - NP=No Position, , S=Support, O=Opposed, LI= Local Issue, R=Reserve H=Hold, U=Unnecessary, SC= Support Concept W= Watch, FC=Funding Concerns
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Priority Bills Priority Bills Priority Bills Priority Bills Priority Bills HB 14Rep. Ryan D. Wilcox
Sen. Don L. Ipson
SCHOOL THREAT PENALTY AMENDMENTS
This bill addresses threatening or falsely reporting an emergency at a school.
▸ requires a student to be suspended or expelled from a public school if the student
makes a false emergency report targeted at a school;
▸ enhances the penalties for making a threat against a school;
▸ makes it a second degree felony for an actor to make a false emergency report in
certain circumstances; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
Senate 3rd Reading Calendar Table 1/31

FN (12/18) = $(45,000) GF ongoing
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HB 29 S02Rep. Ken Ivory
Sen Todd D. Weiler
SENSITIVE MATERIAL REVIEW AMENDMENTS
This bill amends provisions regarding the evaluation of instructional material to
identify and remove pornographic or indecent material.
▸ defines terms;
▸ requires the prioritization of protecting children from illicit pornography over other
considerations in evaluating instructional material;
▸ specifies individuals who may trigger a formal sensitive material review;
▸ establishes certain required processes for the evaluation and review of sensitive
material allegations, including distinct requirements for objective sensitive material
and subjective sensitive material;
▸ requires certain actions statewide if a certain threshold
of local education agencies determine that the instructional material constitutes
objective sensitive material, subject to a vote of the state board to overturn the
statewide action in certain circumstances;
▸ provides indemnification for claims arising from sensitive materials requirements;
▸ requires the Office of the Legislative Auditor General to audit school district
compliance with sensitive materials requirements; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
Legislative Research and General Counsel 2/22

Enrolling

FN Revised1/29 = $(10,000) ITF Ongoing
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HB 82 S01Rep. Candice B. Pierucci
Sen. John D. Johnson
PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAM MODIFICATIONS
This bill amends and makes technical and conforming changes to certain provisions of
the Utah Code regarding public education.
▸ amends certain provisions of the education code, including:
• defining terms;
• amending certain reporting requirements;
• amending certain school fee requirements;
• consolidating student data advisory groups;
• providing for parent seminars to be held on Saturday and virtually;
• providing rulemaking authority for educator licensing complaints; and
• clarifying existing code; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.

Senate 2nd Reading Calendar 2/22

FN 2/6 =$(5,000) ITF ongoing
No Position
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HB 84 S03Rep. Ryan D. Wilcox
Sen. Don L. Ipson
SCHOOL SAFETY AMENDMENTS
This bill establishes a system for school safety incidents.
▸ amends the International Fire Code;
▸ requires certain state buildings and schools to have emergency communication
systems;
▸ requires school resource officer training to be developed by the state security chief;
▸ establishes duties of the state security chief and a county security chief in relation to
school safety initiatives;
▸ establishes a school guardian program;
▸ requires threat reporting by state employees and others if they become aware of
threats to schools;
▸ establishes some reporting from the SafeUT Crisis Line to the state's intelligence
databases;
▸ requires certain school safety data to be included in the annual school disciplinary
report;
▸ expands requirements for school resource officer contracts and policies;
▸ requires designation of certain school safety personnel;
▸ requires panic alert devices and video camera access for schools and classrooms;
▸ requires coordination of emergency call information with the state's intelligence
system;
▸ amends process for secure firearm storage under certain circumstances to include
school guardians; and
▸ makes technical changes.
Senate Education Committee 2/23

Not considered 2/23

FN 2/13 = $(5,613,400) GF/ITF

$1,339,600 GF one-time
$2,118,100 GF ongoing

$10,000 ITF one-time
$2,145,700 ITF ongoing
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HB 112Rep. Tim JimenezSEX EDUCATION INSTRUCTION AMENDMENTS
This bill removes human sexuality from the definition of sex education instruction.
▸ removes human sexuality from the definition of sex education instruction; and
▸ makes technical changes
Senate Education Committee 2/23

FN (1/2) = $(11,300) ITF one-time
No Position
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HB 119 S01Rep. Tim Jimenez
SCHOOL EMPLOYEE FIREARM POSSESSION AMENDMENTS
This bill creates a program regarding the possession of a firearm by a school employee
▸ defines terms;
▸ creates the Educator-Protector Program to incentivize school teachers to responsibly
secure or carry a firearm on school grounds by providing reimbursements and
liability protection; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
House 3rd Reading Calendar 2/23

FN 1/16 = $(1,671,100) one-time ITF
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HB 121 S02Rep. Trevor LeeEDUCATOR BACKGROUND CHECK AMENDMENTS
This bill prohibits a Local Education Agency from collecting background check fees
from licensed employees and non-licensed substitute teachers.
▸ defines terms; and
▸ prohibits a local education agency (LEA) from collecting background check fees
from licensed employees and non-licensed substitute teachers;
▸ allows entities to clone background information between LEAs or qualifying private
school; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
Senate 2nd Reading Calendar 2/22O
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HB 161 S01Rep. Rex P. ShippSCHOOL BOARD AMENDMENTS
This bill addresses actions of a school district that may be subject to a referendum.
▸ defines terms;
▸ subject to certain exceptions, provides that a law passed by a local school board,
other than a law imposing a new tax or tax increase, may be referred to the voters of
the school district for the voters approval or rejection; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
Senate / Waiting for introduction 2/15O
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HB 167S01Rep. Douglas R. Welton
Sen. Lincoln Fillmore
EDUCATION INNOVATION PROGRAM AMENDMENTS
This bill amends certain provisions of the Education Innovation Program and requires the director of ULEAD to market the program to educators.
This bill:
▸ amends certain teacher application requirements for the Education Innovation
Program (program), including:
• the number of signatures from parents of prospective students; and
• the time for submission of the application;
▸ amends the time for a local education agency governing board to approve or deny a
program application;
▸ converts the grant program into a permanent program;
▸ requires the director of ULEAD to market the program to educators; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
Legislative Research & General Counsel 2/12

Enrolling 2/12
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HB 173S01Rep. Candice B. PierucciLOCAL SCHOOL BOARD AMENDMENTS
This bill addresses actions of a school district that may be subject to a referendum.
▸ defines terms;
▸ subject to certain exceptions, provides that a law passed by a local school board
that increases tax or imposes or a tax may be referred to the voters
of the school district for the voters approval or rejection; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
Senate / 1st Reading (introduced) 2/16O
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HB 182S05
Rep. Karianne Lisonbee
Sen. Keith Grover



STUDENT SURVEY AMENDMENTS
This bill amends student survey requirements.
▸ removes references to the Utah Student Health and Risk Prevention Statewide
Survey;
▸ requires an LEA to:
• update policies to require parental consent for certain surveys given to a
student;
• obtain the certain parental consent annually in writing;
• obtain new parental consent from parent's of a transferring student; and
• provide a parent a list of recipients of any data collected;
▸ prohibits an LEA from offering a reward or consequence to a student related to
survey participation;
▸ allows an LEA to opt into administering the model school climate survey created by
the State Board of Education; and
▸ makes technical changes.
Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared 2/19

FN 1/25 = $(7,000) ITF one-time


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HB 192 S03Rep. Melissa G. Ballard
Sen. Ann Millner
LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCY EMPLOYEE PAID LEAVE
This bill requires a local education agency (LEA) to develop certain paid leave policies.
▸ defines relevant terms;
▸ outlines the criteria of a required parental and postpartum recovery leave policy.
Senate / placed on 2nd Reading Calendar 2/20O
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HB 341S01Rep. Brady BrammerSCHOOL CLOSURE AMENDMENTS
This bill amends processes for school closures or school boundary changes.
▸ defines a term;
▸ requires a local school board, before closing a school or changing the boundaries of
a school, to make a motion to notify the affected students' parents of a school
closure or boundary change;
▸ allows the local school board, after a public hearing, to vote on the school closure or
school boundary change;
▸ requires the local school board to complete the school closure or school boundary
change or process on or before a certain date;
▸ allows parents of students affected by boundary changes to request enrollment
within a certain time after the boundary change takes effect; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
Senate / 2nd Reading Calendar 2/20S
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HB 354Rep. Tyler ClancyTRUTH IN TAXATION REVISIONS
This bill modifies requirements for property tax increases.
▸ defines terms;
▸ requires voter approval for taxing entities to impose property tax increases in
specified tax years; and
▸ makes technical changes.
House Revenue and Taxation Committee 1/26O
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HB 415Rep. Mark A. StrongSCHOOL FEES AMENDMENTS
This bill amends and enacts provisions related to elementary and secondary school fees.
▸ amends definitions;
▸ prescribes fees a local education agency (LEA) may charge a secondary school
student for a curricular or co-curricular activity for a certain duration;
▸ authorizes an LEA to charge a secondary school student a fee for an extracurricular
activity for a certain duration;
▸ prohibits an LEA from charging a general fee;
▸ amends provisions related to fees for textbooks;
▸ prohibits charging a student in grade 6 a fee for a remediation program; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
Senate 2nd Reading Calendar 2/23O
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HB 1S01Rep. Susan Pulsipher
Sen. Lincoln Fillmore
PUBLIC EDUCATION BASE BUDGET AMENDMENTS
This bill supplements or reduces appropriations otherwise provided for the support and
operation of public education for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2023, and ending
June 30, 2024, and appropriates funds for the support and operation of public education
for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2024, and ending June 30, 2025.
▸ clarifies application of statute regarding prior-year plus growth hold harmless
provisions;
▸ requires the State Board of Education to establish a uniform amount for the Beverley Taylor
Sorenson Elementary Arts Learning Program;
▸ 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 $4,443 for fiscal year
2024-2025;
▸ adjusts the number of WPUs in certain programs for student enrollment changes
and statutory formula calculations;
▸ appropriates funds to the Uniform School Fund Restricted - Public Education
Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared 1/29

FN 1/24 = $(5,683,991,100)

$9,157,400 GF Ongoing

$621,162,200 ITF Ongoing

$5,044,548,600 USF Ongoing
$9,122,900 USF one-time
Hold
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HB 11S02Rep. Doug OwensWATER EFFICIENT LANDSCAPING REQUIREMENTS
This bill addresses use of overhead spray irrigation.
▸ defines terms;
▸ restricts the use of overhead spray irrigation by certain governmental entities; and
▸ makes technical changes.
Legislative Research and General Counsel 2/22

Enrolling
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HB 12Rep. James A. Dunnigan
Sen. Wayne A. Harper


TAX INCENTIVE REVISIONS
This bill modifies provisions relating to tax incentives for new development projects.
This bill:
▸ authorizes a community reinvestment agency to enter into a participation agreement
and moves the language relating to a participation agreement from the definition of
participation agreement to the provision authorizing the agency to enter into a
participation agreement;
▸ modifies a provision relating to information that an agency is required to provide to
the Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity for inclusion in a database
maintained by the Office;
▸ requires an agency with no active project area to submit a report to the Office;
▸ requires the Office to refer an agency to the state auditor and post a notice on the
Office's website or report the agency to the county auditor and treasurer if an agency
fails to comply with applicable reporting requirements;
▸ requires an agency with unexpended project area funds more than five years after
the expiration of the project area funds collection period to use those funds for
housing;
▸ requires an analysis of whether project development would be likely to occur with
the use of tax incentives; and
▸ makes technical changes.
Legislative Research and General Counsel /

Enrolling 2/7
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HB 20S01Rep. Kera Birkeland
Sen. Luz Escamilla
PARENTAL RIGHTS AMENDMENTS
This bill addresses the voluntary relinquishment of parental rights.
▸ clarifies the requirements and procedure for an individual to consent to the
termination of parental rights or voluntarily relinquish parental rights.
Legislative Research and General Counsel Enrolling 2/12
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HB 22Rep. Val L. Peterson
Sen. Lincoln Fillmore
CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT REVISIONS
This bill expands the eligibility of a PRIME program certificate.
▸ expands the eligibility options to earn a TRANSFORM certificate;
▸ requires the Utah Board of Higher Education to determine scholarship amounts; and
▸ makes technical changes.
Legislative Research and General Counsel Enrolling 2/1S
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HB 35Rep. Jordan D. TeuscherMETRO TOWNSHIP MODIFICATIONS
This bill modifies and enacts provisions relating to metro townships.
▸ converts metro townships into municipalities;
▸ provides for the classification and governance of the converted municipalities;
▸ enacts language governing the transition from a metro township to a municipality;
and
▸ makes conforming changes and repeals obsolete language due to the elimination of
metro townships.
House Speaker 2/23
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HB 36S03Rep. James A. Dunnigan
Sen. Michael K. McKell


OPEN AND PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT AMENDMENTS
This bill modifies provisions of the Open and Public Meetings Act.
▸ modifies definitions applicable to the Open and Public Meetings Act, including:
• deleting the definitions of "convening," "monitor," and "transmit";
• modifying the definitions of "anchor location," "meeting," and "quorum"; and
• enacting a definition for "relevant matter";
▸ modifies a provision relating to the transmission of electronic messages;
▸ repeals language relating to posting a written notice of an electronic meeting;
▸ modifies a provision relating to an anchor location for an electronic meeting;
▸ modifies language relating to the recording of a vote at an electronic meeting;
▸ repeals language relating to chance or social meetings and replaces it with language
prohibiting individuals constituting a quorum of a public body from taking certain
action; and
▸ repeals obsolete language and makes conforming and technical changes.
Senate President 2/23
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HB 45Rep. Steve Eliason
Sen. Luz Escamilla
SAFEUT AND SCHOOL SAFETY COMMISSION AMENDMENTS
This bill extends the repeal date for the SafeUT and School Safety Commission.
Senate/2nd Reading 2/23

Consent Calendar 2/23
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HB 80 S01Rep. Paul A. Cutler
CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE MODIFICATIONS
This bill modifies provisions related to conflicts of interest and campaign finance
disclosure statements.
▸ requires an elected officer of a political subdivision and a member of a state land
use authority to annually file a conflict of interest disclosure statement;
▸ requires the clerk of the political subdivision or state land use authority described
above to:
• post an electronic copy of the conflict of interest disclosure statement on the
political subdivision's or state land use authority's website; and
• provide the lieutenant governor's office with a link to the electronic posting
described above;
▸ requires the lieutenant governor to post the link described above on the state conflict
of interest disclosure website;
▸ standardizes the monetary amount that triggers an elected officer's disclosure
obligation;
▸ establishes penalties for an elected officer or a member of a state land use authority
who fails to file a conflict of interest disclosure statement;
▸ requires a municipal or county clerk to provide the lieutenant governor with an
electronic link to the campaign finance statement filed by a candidate for municipal
or county office;
▸ requires the lieutenant governor to post the link described above on the lieutenant
governor's website; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
Senate Government Operations and Political Subdivisions Committee 2/23

FN 2/19 = $(4,000) GF

$500 GF Ongoing
$3500 GF One-time

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HB 103Rep. Dan N. Johnson

SALARY SUPPLEMENT FOR SCHOOL SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS AND AUDIOLOGISTS
This bill makes certain speech-language pathologists and audiologists eligible for the
Teacher Salary Supplement Program.
▸ defines terms;
▸ makes certain speech-language pathologists and audiologists eligible for the
Teacher Salary Supplement Program; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
Senate Rules 2/13

FN 1/16 = $(4,739,900) ongoing USF
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HB 105 S02Rep. Kera Birkeland TAX CREDIT FOR EDUCATOR EXPENSES
This bill provides for distribution of an appropriation for teaching supplies and
materials.
▸ defines terms;
▸ provides for the distribution of teaching supplies and materials money among
teachers;
▸ provides for the use of the Public Education Economic Stabilization Account to fund
teaching supplies and materials; ;and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
Senate / 2nd Reading Calendar 2/20

FN 2/5 = $(8,400,000) USF one-time
No Position
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HB 109S01Rep. Melissa G. Ballard
Sen. Todd D. Weiler
SAFE SCHOOL ROUTE EVALUATIONS
This bill requires a school traffic safety committee to include recommendations for
infrastructure improvements in a child access routing plan.
▸ defines terms;
▸ requires a school traffic safety committee to:
• submit a child access routing plan to the Department of Transportation and
municipal and county highway authorities; and
• include priority recommendations for infrastructure improvements in a child
access routing plan;
▸ requires a highway authority to provide feedback on:
• the estimated time and cost to complete infrastructure improvements that a
school traffic safety committee recommends; and
• infrastructure improvements the highway authority has prioritized for the
following year;
▸ requires school traffic safety committees to make recommendations to the local governing board for the local governing board's consideration and discretionary referral to the State
Board of Education and the Transportation Advisory Committee to approve new
bus routes; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
Senate Education Committee 2/6

Favorable Recommendation 2/13
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HB 127 S04Rep. Doug OwensVICTIM TARGETING REPORTING
This bill creates the victim targeting reporting system.
▸ directs the attorney general to create and operate the victim targeting reporting system; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
House 3rd Reading Calendar 2/23


FN (2/8) = $(50,300) GF

$(8,300) Ongoing GF
$(42,000) One-time GF
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HB 172 S03Rep. Jordan D. TeuscherSTUDENT ATHLETE PARTICIPATION AMENDMENTS
This bill amends provisions related to student athletes within the public education system.
▸ amends indemnification provisions to clarify the intent of state indemnification in
public education athletics;
▸ provides that an athletic association may collect documentation for a student that is
homeless or not a United States citizen that confirms the student's date of birth and
sex; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes
House Clerk 2/22

Enrolled bill to Printing
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HB 183Rep. Kay J. Christofferson

Rep. Chris H. Wilson
INCOME TAX REDUCTION
This bill modifies income tax provisions.
▸ amends the corporate franchise and income tax rates; and
▸ amends the individual income tax rate.
House Rules 1/16

House 1st Reading (Introduced) 1/16

FN 1/15 = $(204,800,000) ITF

$(37,100,000) one-time
$(167,700,000) ongoing
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HB 202 S1Rep, Jordan D. TeuscherSTUDENT ATHLETE AMENDMENTS
This bill enacts provisions relating to the use of the name, image, or likeness of a
student athlete who participates in an institution's intercollegiate athletic program.
▸ defines terms;
▸ provides for certain allowed and prohibited uses of a student athlete's name, image,
or likeness;
▸ prohibits an Institution of Higher Education from using appropriated funds for
purposes related to a student athlete agreement.
Senate 2nd Reading Calendar 2/22
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HB 208 S02Rep. Norman K. Thurston
Sen. Lincoln Fillmore
TEACHER LICENSURE AMENDMENTS
This bill addresses changes in teacher licensure requirements.
▸ amends legislative findings on teacher competency;
▸ directs the State Board of Education (state board) and the Utah Board of Higher
Education to develop a strategy for modifying traditional and alternative programs
for training and licensing teachers;
▸ prohibits the state board from requiring a pedagogical performance assessment to obtain
licensure;
▸ amends rulemaking authority for the State Board of Education;
▸ limits the delegation of authority regarding preparation programs;
▸ clarifies roles for local education agencies; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
Senate 2nd Reading Calendar 2/22

FN 2/21 = $(89,800) GF ongoing
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HB 221S01Rep. Karen M. Peterson
Sen. Chris H. Wilson
STIPENDS FOR FUTURE EDUCATORS
This bill creates the Stipends for Future Educators Grant Program.
▸ defines terms;
▸ creates the Stipends for Future Educators Grant Program; and
▸ provides a sunset date.
Senate 3rd Reading Calendar 2/14

FN 1/30 = $(8,400,000) USF one-time
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HB 242 S02Rep. Melissa G. Ballard
Sen. David P. Hinkins
WATER USAGE DATA AMENDMENTS
This bill addresses water usage data.
▸ requires reporting of water usage by a state agency;
▸ defines terms;
▸ requires the Division of Water Resources to conduct a study of public school water
use in certain areas;
▸ requires publication and reporting of study findings and recommendations;
▸ provides for procurement of smart irrigation controllers; and
▸ makes technical changes.
House / filed 2/22


FN 2/13 = $(85,000) GF one-time
No Position
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HB 247S02Rep. Dan N. JohnsonSTATEWIDE ONLINE EDUCATION PROGRAM AMENDMENTS
This bill amends the Statewide Online Education Program (the program).
▸ requires the Utah State Board of Education to:
• update operating systems to allow for transfer of student information with the
program;
• dedicate staff to offer technical support for the program;
• create a model cooperative agreement between a primary local education agency
and an authorized online provider;
• provide certain itemized reports to a primary LEA
• create a mandatory training for certain LEA staff about the program;
• create a communication dashboard; and
• collaborate with the Utah System of Higher Education to offer online concurrent
enrollment options including within the program;
▸ requires a primary LEA to coordinate accommodations of a student's individualized
education plan or section 504 accommodation plan;
▸ establishes a deadline to acknowledge a course enrollment;
▸ requires certain coordination between a primary LEA and an authorized online
course provider; and
▸ makes technical changes.
Senate Rules 2/13

FN 1/18 = $(904,000) ITF

$(624,000) one-time
$(280,000) ongoing
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HB 250Rep. Ariel DefayDRIVER EDUCATION MODIFICATIONS
This bill makes changes to the way an local education agency may fund driver
education classes.
▸ allows for additional funding to be used by an local education agency to fund driver
education classes; and
▸ increases driver education student reimbursement amounts.
Senate Transportation, Public Utilities, Energy, and Technology Committee 2/20

Favorable Recommendation 2/22
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HB 251Rep. Matthew H. Gwynn
Sen. Wayne A. Harper
POSTRETIREMENT REEMPLOYMENT RESTRICTIONS
This bill modifies provisions governing postretirement reemployment.
▸ defines terms;
▸ creates an alternative method for a retiree within the Utah Retirement Systems
(URS) to be eligible to return to work with a URS participating employer and
receive a retirement allowance;
▸ establishes reporting requirements; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
Legislative Research and General Counsel 2/20

Enrolling 2/20
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HB 257S05Rep. Kera Birkeland
Sen. Daniel McCay
SEX-BASED DESIGNATIONS FOR PRIVACY, ANTI-BULLYING, AND WOMEN'S OPPORTUNITIES
This bill establishes a standard regarding distinctions on the basis of sex and applies the
standard in certain facilities and opportunities where designations on the basis of sex
address individual privacy, bullying, and women's opportunities.
This bill:
▸ defines terms;
▸ defines certain terms for the entire Utah Code;
▸ establishes a legal standard for distinctions on the basis of sex in certain publicly
owned or controlled circumstances;
▸ establishes acceptable and prohibited distinctions on the basis of sex;
▸ enacts provisions regarding sex-designated restroom, shower, or locker room
facilities that students use within the public education system;
▸ requires local education agencies to establish a privacy plan with parents and
students in certain cases to address gender identity and fear of bullying;
▸ enacts provisions regarding sex-designated shower or locker room facilities where
the general public has an expectation of privacy;
▸ establishes components of the crimes of voyeurism and criminal trespass for certain
actions within a covered sex-designated shower or locker room;
▸ requires government entities to:
• report allegations of certain criminal offenses to law enforcement;
• adopt a privacy compliance plan;
• provide a single-occupant facility in new construction; and
• consider the feasibility of certain retrofit or remodel projects;
▸ provides indemnification for government entities for certain claims;
▸ requires the state auditor to investigate government entity compliance with certain
requirements;
▸ requires the attorney general to impose fines on political subdivisions that fail to
cure noncompliance that the state auditor identifies;
▸ amends certain crimes to establish a reasonable expectation of privacy in public
restrooms, including enhanced penalties for:
• committing multiple offenses concurrently within a public restroom, shower, or
locker room; and
• committing certain offenses within a public restroom, shower, or locker room
that is designated for the opposite sex;
▸ enacts a criminal offense for loitering in a restroom, shower, or locker room where
the general public has an expectation of privacy;
▸ establishes elements of the crime of emergency reporting abuse for making repeated
false reports alleging a violation of a sex-designation in a publicly owned or
controlled shower or locker room facility where the general public has an
expectation of privacy; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
Signed by Governor 2/5


FN 1/29 = $(20,000) GF one-time
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HB 261 S04Rep. Katy Hall
Sen. Keith Grover
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INITIATIVES
This bill prohibits an institution of higher education, the public education system, and a
governmental employer from taking certain actions and engaging in discriminatory practices.
▸ defines terms;
▸ prohibits an institution of higher education, the public education system, and a
governmental employer from:
• requiring an individual, before, during, or after admission or employment, to
provide certain submissions or attend certain training that promotes differential
treatment;
• using an individual's certain characteristics in decisions regarding aspects of
employment or education; and
• engaging in certain practices;
▸ requires the Utah Board of Higher Education (board), the State Board of Education
(state board), and the state auditor to ensure compliance with certain requirements;
▸ prohibits an institution of higher education, the state board, and a governmental
employer from establishing or maintaining an office that engages in certain practices;
▸ requires an institution of higher education to:
• contract with a third party to conduct campus climate surveys;
• provide certain training; and
• collect and send the surveys to the Office of Legislative Research and General
Counsel (OLRGC);
▸ requires OLRGC to provide campus climate survey summaries to the Education
Interim Committee at certain times;
▸ provides for certain measures of legislative oversight;
▸ appropriates funding for a certain institution of higher education program;
▸ provides that an individual may submit a complaint for noncompliance to:
• for an institution, the board; or
• for public education, the state board;
▸ provides limited exceptions to the prohibitions in this bill; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
Signed by Governor 2/5


FN 1/23 = $(797,000) GF / ITF
$(345,000) one-time
$(452,000) ongoing

$15,000 one-time GF
$300,000 ongoing GF

$330,000 one-time ITF
$152,000 ongoing ITF



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HB 263Rep. Dan N. JohnsonSTATEWIDE ONLINE EDUCATION PROGRAM FUNDING
This bill provides rulemaking authority to the Utah State Board of Education (USBE)
for Statewide Online Education Program (the program) funding.
▸ authorizes the USBE to create an administrative rule regarding funding distribution
for the program; and
▸ makes technical changes.
Senate / 1st Reading (introduced) 2/23


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HB 264S04Rep. Carol Spackman Moss
HEALTH EDUCATION AMENDMENTS
This bill amends provisions related to health education.
▸ defines terms;
▸ requires the State Board of Education to establish curriculum requirements that
include instruction in:
• sexual assault resource strategies;
• sexual violence behavior prevention; and
• the legal implications of electronically distributing sexually explicit images;
▸ amends provisions related to when a student receives health education instruction;
▸ requires a local education agency (LEA) to:
• review data, including data on sexual assault, for each county in which the LEA
is located;
• use the reviewed data to inform the LEA's policies on health education; and
• as appropriate, incorporate the data into health education; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
House Rules Committee 1/17
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HB 265 S01Rep. Jon HawkinsINTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATIONS REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
This bill amends required budgetary reporting and the member of an appeal panel for an
athletic association.
▸ requires certain reports be made to the Public Education Appropriations
Subcommittee;
▸ amends the requirements of certain reports;
▸ expands the allowable reasons for an appeal;
▸ amend the membership of an appeal panel for an athletic association; and
▸ makes technical changes.
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HB 269 S01Rep. Michael J. Petersen
PUBLIC SCHOOL HISTORY CURRICULA AMENDMENTS
This bill adds the "Ten Commandments" and the Magna Carta to a list of historical
documents and principles that school curricula and activities may include for a thorough study.
▸ defines terms;
▸ adds the "Ten Commandments" and the Magna Carta to a list of historical
documents and principles that school curricula and activities may include for a
thorough study; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
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HB 284Rep. Jason B. Kyle
Sen. Lincoln Fillmore
INITIATIVE AMENDMENTS
This bill modifies provisions relating to a statewide initiative.
▸ contingent on the passage of a constitutional amendment, modifies the vote
percentage required to pass a statewide initiative that would impose a new tax or
increase a tax rate;
▸ modifies requirements for a statewide initiative application and a fiscal impact
statement in relation to funding a law proposed by initiative; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
Senate 2nd Reading Calendar 2/13

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HB 285 S02Rep. Jordan D. Teuscher
Sen. Curtis S. Bramble
LABOR UNION AMENDMENTSThis bill amends provisions governing public employers and labor organizations.
▸ requires public employee labor organizations to conduct a recertification election
every five years;
▸ prohibits a public employer from deducting union dues from a public employee's
wages, except in certain circumstances;
▸ prohibits using public money or public property to assist, promote, or deter union
organizing or administration;
▸ prohibits a public employer from compensating a public employee for union
activity, with certain exceptions;
▸ requires certain labor organizations to provide the number of members in the labor
organization to a public employer upon request;
▸ defines terms; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
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HB 287Rep. Carol Spackman MossADVANCED DEGREE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
This bill enacts an advanced degree scholarship program.
▸ defines terms;
▸ enacts an advanced degree scholarship program for educators who pursue advanced
degrees in education;
▸ grants the State Board of Education rulemaking authority to create and administer
the program;
▸ provides for the use of the Public Education Economic Stabilization Account to
fund an advanced degree scholarship grant program to assist educators seeking
advanced degrees in education; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
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HB 296Rep. Susan Pulsiper
Sen. Ann Millner
READING DISABILITY AMENDMENTS
This bill amends provisions for benchmark assessments in reading.
This bill:
▸ defines terms; and
▸ makes technical changes.
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HB 301S02Rep. Karianne Lisonbee
Sen. Curtis S. Bramble
CHARTER SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY AMENDMENTS
This bill amends provisions of the charter school code.
▸ defines terms;
▸ amends the State Charter School Board compilation;
▸ amends certain charter school performance measures;
▸ requires the State Charter School Board to create bylaws;
▸ amends certain charter school accountability measures;
▸ replaces the State Charter School Board duties regarding certain application
requests with charter school authorizers;
▸ allows charter schools found in noncompliance of certain requirements opportunity
for a review of evidence of noncompliance before the charter school authorizer;
▸ amends provisions regarding transfer of operations from a terminated charter school
to certain other entities; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
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HB 303Rep. Jeffrey D. StenquistSCHOOL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS
This bill amends provisions that prohibit school officials and employees from
endorsing, promoting, or disparaging certain beliefs or viewpoints.
▸ amends provisions that prohibit school officials and employees from endorsing,
promoting, or disparaging certain beliefs or viewpoints;
▸ clarifies the application of the prohibition on viewpoint partiality;
▸ provides indemnification for claims arising from the prohibition on viewpoint
partiality; and
▸ makes technical changes.
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HB 310Rep. Ken IvoryTEACHER EDUCATION QUALIFICATION AMENDMENTS
This bill requires the Utah Board of Higher Education to establish admission pathways
for accepting students who earn a degree from a non-accredited college or university
into a graduate program.
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HB 320Rep. Phil Lyman
SCHOOL AND INSTITUTIONAL TRUST LANDS ADMINISTRATION AMENDMENTS
This bill modifies provisions related to the School and Institutional Trust Lands
Administration.
▸ defines terms;
▸ repeals rulemaking authority;
▸ prohibits state employees or contractors from receiving a financial bonus for
overseeing the sale of trust lands;
▸ creates requirements for the sale, exchange, lease or other disposition or conveyance
of trust lands;
▸ requires a governmental entity to notify legislators of proposed land exchanges less
than 500 acres that impact public lands or trust lands within the legislator's district;
and
▸ makes technical changes.
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HB 331 S01Rep. Douglas R. WeltonSCHOOL AND CLASSROOM AMENDMENTS
This bill addresses school enrollment through kindergarten enrollment requirements
and certain notices to a school regarding students taken into custody.
▸ requires the State Board of Education to create rules regarding toilet training as a
condition for kindergarten enrollment;
▸ amends a provision regarding notices from a peace or probation officer regarding a
student taken into custody to include a superintendent's designee; and
▸ makes technical changes.
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HB 339Rep. Jefferson MossSCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL AMENDMENTS
This bill grants the State Board of Education certain rulemaking authority regarding
school community councils for which there are insufficient members to fill certain
positions.
▸ grants the State Board of Education certain rulemaking authority regarding school
community councils for which there are insufficient members to fill certain
positions.
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HB 345Rep. Robert M. Spendlove
DRIVING PENALTY AMENDMENTS
This bill increases fines and penalties for speeding in a school zone and failure to obey
school bus signals.
▸ increases fines for speeding in a school zone;
▸ increases fines and compensatory services for failure to obey school bus signals; and
▸ makes technical changes.
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HB 347 S03Rep. Raymond P. Ward
Sen. Lincoln Fillmore
EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AMENDMENTS
This bill requires an LEA provide a safe and minimally disrupted educational environment.
▸ requires an LEA provide an educational environment that is safe for all students and
staff;
▸ requires an LEA to ensure an educational environment has minimal disruptions;
▸ forecloses certain private rights of action and waivers of governmental immunity; and
▸ makes technical changes.
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HB 362 S03Rep. Karianne LisonbeeJUVENILE JUSTICE REVISIONS
This bill amends provisions related to juvenile justice.
▸ defines terms;
▸ modifies the requirements for the juvenile gang and other violent crime prevention
and intervention program;
▸ amends the definition of an evidence-based program for purposes of responses to
school-based behavior;
▸ modifies the requirements for referring an offense that occurs when school is in
session or during a school-sponsored activity;
▸ provides the requirements for referring a minor who is alleged of being a habitual
truant;
▸ modifies provisions regarding reintegration plans for students who have committed
a serious offense;
▸ requires a school employee to report an offense that is committed by a minor on
school grounds when school is in session or at a school-sponsored activity;
▸ makes it a crime to solicit a minor to commit a felony or a class A misdemeanor
offense;
▸ clarifies the crime of criminal solicitation in regard to adults;
▸ modifies the crime for contributing to the delinquency of a minor;
▸ modifies the crime for the possession of a dangerous weapon on or about school
grounds;
▸ modifies the crime for the possession of a dangerous weapon by a minor;
▸ amends the jurisdiction of the juvenile court;
▸ addresses the referral of a minor who is a habitual truant to the juvenile court;
▸ modifies the requirements for the notification by a juvenile court to a school;
▸ repeals statutes related to criminal solicitation and possession of a dangerous
weapon by a minor; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
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HB 391Rep. Paul A. CutlerHOME SCHOOL STUDENT TRANSFER TO PUBLIC SCHOOL AMENDMENTS
This bill addresses what a local education agency is required to do when a home school
student transfers to a public school within the local education agency.
▸ requires each local education agency to create a policy regarding the transfer of a
home school student to a school within the local education agency; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
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HB 397Rep. Jennifer Dailey-ProvostEDUCATOR SALARY MODIFICATIONS
This bill removes variability in the amount of the educator salary adjustment.
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HB 400Rep. Joel K. BriscoeSTUDENT TESTING AMENDMENTS
This bill requires certain approved entities who participate in state funded scholarship
programs to administer certain student assessments adopted by the State Board of
Education.
▸ defines terms;
▸ requires certain approved entities who participate in state funded scholarship
programs to administer certain student assessments adopted by the State Board of
Education;
▸ provides certain exceptions; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
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HB 412S01Rep. Melissa G. Ballard
LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR GENERAL AMENDMENTS
This bill amends provisions related to legislative oversight of government entities.
▸ amends the requirements for an agency to conduct a self-assessment as part of the legislative
budget review process; and
▸ make technical and conforming changes.
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HB 413 S01Rep. Steve Eliason STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH AMENDMENTS
This bill amends provisions related to the student mental health screening program.
▸ amends the student mental health screening program to extend the deadline to allow
a local education agency (LEA) to determine whether to be a participating or
non-participating LEA;
▸ requires reporting from the State Board of Education regarding the mental health
screening program;
▸ provides instructions to the State Board of Education on how to distribute funds to
participating LEAs; and
▸ makes technical changes.
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HB 414 S01Rep. Jordan D. Teuscher
Sen. Todd D. Weiler
DUE PROCESS AMENDMENTS
This bill addresses due process in government proceedings, including disciplinary
proceedings in an institution of higher education.
▸ defines terms;
▸ enacts provisions related to disciplinary proceedings in institutions of higher
education, including:
• 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;
▸ requires an institution to adopt policies and procedures consistent with the
provisions of this bill;
▸ amends governmental immunity provisions; and
▸ amends applicable governmental immunity provisions.
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HB 417Rep. Ken IvorySCHOOL MATERIALS AMENDMENTS
This bill amends provisions regarding student access to sensitive material within the
public education system.
▸ defines terms;
▸ requires local education agencies (LEAs) to:
• prioritize protecting children and ensuring the least sexualized content when
reviewing and selecting instructional material; and
• inform parents of certain information regarding instructional material that is
available to student access;
▸ prohibits LEA governing boards from prohibiting the public display or recitation of
certain material in a meeting of the board if the material is available to student
access within the LEA;
▸ provides a private right of action against LEAs that provide student access to
sensitive material;
▸ waives governmental immunity for a violation regarding sensitive material;
▸ amends criminal provisions regarding pornographic or indecent material on school
property and indecent public displays; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
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HB 418Rep. Ashlee Matthews
Sen. Keith Grover
STUDENT OFFENDER REINTEGRATION AMENDMENTS
This bill enacts provisions related to a student who has committed a violent or sexual
crime.
▸ requires an LEA to adopt a policy regarding a student who commits a violent or
sexual crime;
▸ prohibits a student who has committed a violent or sexual crime from attending
school in certain circumstances;
▸ creates civil liability for a parent of a student under certain circumstances; and
▸ makes technical changes.
Senate 2nd Reading Calendar 2/22
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HB 420 S01Rep. Matt MacPhersonSCHOOL CODE OF CONDUCT PROTECTIONS
This bill requires local education agencies to adopt a code of conduct and provides
certain protections from retaliation.
▸ defines terms;
▸ requires each local education agency to adopt a code of conduct for staff members;
▸ prohibits retaliation against a staff member that reports a violation of the code of
conduct or takes other reasonable action to protect a student;
▸ provides a process for a staff member to seek review of an adverse employment
action that is taken in retaliation for compliance with the code of conduct; and
▸ grants rulemaking authority to the State Board of Education to implement a process
to review adverse actions.
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HB 431 S01Rep. Candice B. PierucciTEACHER RETENTION
This bill creates multiple programs to support teacher retention efforts.
▸ creates the educator support hotline;
▸ requires the state board to administer the support hotline;
▸ creates the Mentoring and Supporting Teacher Excellence and Refinement Program
(the program);
▸ establishes the required criteria for a local education agency or regional education
service agency (LEA) or regional education service agency to apply for a grant
under the program; and
▸ requires an LEA to provide paid postpartum recovery leave.
Senate / 2nd Reading Calendar 2/20

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HB 455Rep. Trevor LeeEDUCATION INDUSTRY EMPLOYEE PRIVACY
This bill provides for the personal privacy of local education agency employees.
▸ enacts restrictions on a local education agency (LEA) selling or transferring certain
contact information without consent;
▸ prohibits requiring use of certain technologies on personal devices;
▸ requires an LEA to provide accommodations for mandatory technology use under
certain circumstances;
▸ allows an employee to file written complaints with the State Board of Education
about violations;
▸ permits the State Board of Education to investigate complaints; and
▸ allows for consequences for violations.
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HB 460 S02Rep. Michael J. Petersen
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE CONSCIENCE PROTECTION AMENDMENTS
This bill addresses required reasonable accommodations for government employees in certain
circumstances.
▸ defines terms;
▸ requires a governmental entity to grant an employee's request to be relieved from
performing a certain task if granting the request would not place an undue hardship
on the governmental entity;
▸ creates protections for employees who request to be relieved from a certain task;
▸ creates a cause of action for a government employee whose request to be relieved
from performing a certain task was denied;
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HB 464 S01Rep. Jordan D. TeuscherSOCIAL MEDIA AMENDMENTS
This bill concerns harm to minors from social media.
▸ defines terms;
▸ amends the criminal offense of electronic communication harassment and creates a civil
cause of action to address certain conduct involving minors:
▸ enacts legislative findings regarding potential harms of excessive social media use
by minors;
▸ allows a private right of action related to harms to minors from excessive social
media use and establishes related provisions;
▸ establishes an affirmative defense for a social media company to defend against the
private right of action; and
▸ prohibits waivers of rights and protections; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
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HB468Rep. Rosemary T. LesserSTUDENT HEALTH AMENDMENTS
This bill allows employees of a local education agency to volunteer to administer
certain adrenal insufficiency medication within a public school.
▸ defines terms;
▸ allows employees of a local education agency to volunteer to administer certain
adrenal insufficiency medication within a public school under certain
circumstances;
▸ requires the Department of Health and Human Services, with input from the State
Board of Education and a children's hospital, to develop a certain training program
in the administration of adrenal insufficiency medication;
▸ enacts provisions regarding the authorization and administration of adrenal
insufficiency medication;
▸ provides protections for the training of volunteers and emergency administration of
adrenal insufficiency medication within a public school; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
House 3rd Reading Calendar 2/21

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HB475S01Rep. Mark A. StrongSCHOOL PRESCRIPTION AMENDMENTS
This bill modifies provisions related to certain prescription drugs and schools.
▸ defines terms;
▸ allows certain health care providers to provide a prescription upon request to
certain school employees or a school nurse for epinephrine, and albuterol;
▸ requires the Department of Health and Human Services to issue standing prescription drug
orders for epinephrine and albuterol;
▸ waives liability for certain persons; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
Senate Health and Human Services Committee 2/22

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HB 477Rep. Kera BirkelandCRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS OF SCHOOL EMPLOYEES
This bill requires certain administrative leave for school employees who are the subject
of a criminal investigation.
▸ requires paid administrative leave for a school employee who is the subject of a
criminal investigation;
▸ if the criminal investigation substantiates wrongdoing, requires:
• the local school board to take further employment action; and
• the employee to pay back all salary compensation that the employee received
during the leave period; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
Senate Education Committee 2/23

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HB 485Rep. Marsha Judkins SPECIAL EDUCATION AMENDMENTS
This bill establishes a grant program to support co-teaching models for special
education students.
▸ creates the Special Education Co-teacher Pilot Program (co-teaching program);
▸ outlines the requirements for a local education agency to receive a grant under the
co-teaching program;
▸ provides rulemaking authority to the state board to administer the co-teaching
program; and
▸ specifies allowable uses of grant funding.
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HB 489Rep. Cheryl K. ActonPARTY AFFILIATION DISCLOSURE AMENDMENTS
This bill permits party affiliation to appear on the ballot next to the name of certain
nonpartisan candidates.
▸ permits a candidate for a nonpartisan municipal office or a nonpartisan local board
of education office to choose to have the candidate's party affiliation appear on the
ballot adjacent to the candidate's name;
▸ requires an election officer to, when posting or printing voter information on a
candidate described in the preceding paragraph, include the candidate's party
affiliation adjacent to the candidate's name; and
▸ describes the effect of a candidate's party affiliation appearing on a ballot under the
preceding paragraph.
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HB 492Rep. Marsha Judkins SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARINGS AMENDMENTS
This bill creates a training program for an attorney to be certified in special education
hearings.
▸ creates a training program to certify an attorney to provide special education legal
services;
▸ requires the court administrator to implement the training program;
▸ requires the State Board of Education (state board) and the Utah State Bar to be
consulted for the program; and
▸ establishes the criteria for the training program curriculum.
House Education Committee 2/16

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HB 493Rep. Ryan D. WilcoxCONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PARTICIPATION AMENDMENTS
This bill amends provisions of the concurrent enrollment program.
▸ defines terms;
▸ provides that certain private institutions may participate in the concurrent
enrollment program;
▸ provides additional reporting requirements related to the right of first refusal; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
House Education Committee 2/14

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HB 497Rep. Michael J. PetersenSCHOOL CONSTRUCTION AMENDMENTSThis bill amends provisions on the school plant capital outlay report.
▸ removes a school district or charter school annual school plant capital outlay
reporting requirement.
House Education Committee 2/21
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HB 498Rep. Brett GarnerFIREARM SAFETY IN SCHOOLS
This bill creates a pilot program to provide a firearm safety course in public school.
▸ creates a three-year pilot program to provide a one semester course in the safe
handling of firearms for grades 9 through 12;
▸ requires a local education agency (LEA) to:
• contract with a provider to supply materials and curriculum for the pilot
program; or
• develop curriculum for the pilot program;
▸ requires the State Board of Education to:
• select LEAs to participate in the pilot program;
• award grants to participating LEAs for curriculum and supplies for the pilot
program; and
• make rules, including rules establishing qualifications for instructors; and
▸ defines terms.
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HB 499 S01Rep. Susan Pulsipher EDUCATION REPORTING AMENDMENTS
This bill makes changes regarding training and reporting requirements for LEAs.
▸ modifies the required frequency of certain trainings; and
▸ extends certain due dates for required reporting.
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HB 512Rep. Walt BrooksMINIMUM BASIC TAX RATE REDUCTION
This bill amends provisions related to the minimum basic tax rate that funds public
education.
This bill:
▸ reduces the revenue target for revenue that the minimum basic tax rate generates;
▸ repeals the weighed pupil unit (WPU) value rate; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
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HB514Rep. Keven J. StrattonSCHOOL CHAPLAIN AMENDMENTS
This bill allows an LEA to permit a volunteer chaplain at a school.
▸ permits an LEA to permit a chaplain in the LEA's schools;
▸ requires LEAs to develop policies and requirements for school chaplains; and
▸ requires the State Board of Education to report to the Education Interim Committee
in relation to chaplains in LEA schools.
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HB 517Rep. Trevor LeeHALF-DAY KINDERGARTEN AMENDMENTS
This bill amends provisions regarding half-day kindergarten to ensure that a student
attending half-day kindergarten receives instruction in all of the kindergarten core
competencies.
▸ amends provisions regarding half-day kindergarten to ensure that a student
attending half-day kindergarten receives instruction in all of the kindergarten core
competencies.
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HB 521Rep. Carol Spackman Moss
Sen. Kathleen Riebe
CLASS SIZE REDUCTION AMENDMENTS
This bill makes changes to the allocation of an existing appropriation for class size
reduction.
▸ ensures that funds are directed to school districts and charter schools with the
highest need;
▸ requires an LEA that receives funding to provide a report;
▸ adjusts which grades the funds may be used for; and
▸ permits an adjustment for inflation.
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HB 529 S01Rep. Candice B. PierucciUTAH FITS ALL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AMENDMENTS
This bill amends provisions regarding the Utah Fits All Scholarship Program.
▸ defines terms;
▸ provides for the inclusion of children of military service members;
▸ allows a foster parent who has initiated a process to adopt the foster child to apply
for a scholarship account;
▸ clarifies the use of scholarship funds to pay expenses to a qualifying provider
instead of an individual, including that parents are not eligible service providers;
▸ allows the Utah State Tax Commission to provide certain income information to the
program manager in certain circumstances;
▸ amends a provision regarding an appeal process, shifting the requirement from the
State Board of Education to the program manager with the involvement of parents;
▸ amends provisions regarding local education agency participation by removing dual
enrollment proration and establishing local education agency eligibility to serve
home-based scholarship students; and
▸ moves a requirement to analyze cost effectiveness from the State Board of
Education to the state auditor; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
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HB 530Rep. Stewart E. BarlowLICENSED SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGICAL PRACTITIONER AMENDMENTS
This bill enacts provisions relating to the licensure of a licensed school psychological
practitioner.
▸ creates a new license category under the Psychologist Licensing Act for a licensed
school psychological practitioner;
▸ defines the scope of practice for a licensed school psychological practitioner; and
▸ specifies the requirements to receive a license as a licensed school psychological
practitioner.
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HB 555Rep. Joel K. BriscoeSCHOOL POLICY AMENDMENTS
This bill adds provisions related to educational opportunity.
▸ defines terms;
▸ adds gender identity to a list of principles related to individual freedom; and
▸ requires training and curriculum standards related to educational opportunity.
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