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This is the Granite School District Legislative tracker for the 2023 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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Priority BillsHB 61S02Rep. Ryan D. Wilcox
SCHOOL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
This bill creates the School Security Act and a task force to address school security issues.
▸ creates a state security chief position within the Department of Public Safety;
▸ creates the School Security Task Force;
▸ requires the task force to develop the qualifications, duties, and scope of authority
of the state security chief;
▸ requires that all secondary schools have a school resource officer; and
▸ makes technical and conforming amendments.
House 3rd Reading Calendar

FN (1/13) = $(391,100) GF
$(108,100) one-time
$(283,000) ongoing
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HB 118S01Rep. Jordan D. Teuscher
EDUCATION FALSE CLAIMS AMENDMENTS
This bill makes changes to procurement provisions for the public education system.
▸ makes changes to procurement provisions for school districts, public schools, and
the State Board of Education;
▸ enacts false claims provisions for educational procurement units
House 3rd Reading Calendar

1/20 circled
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HB 154Rep. Dan N. Johnson
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER AMENDMENTS
This bill addresses allocation of funding for additional English language learner
instructional materials and support.
▸ requires the state board to, subject to legislative appropriations, allocate funding to
LEAs for instructional materials and licenses used for English language learner
instruction and support.
House Education Committee
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HB 175Rep. Mark A. Strong
SCHOOL FEES AMENDMENTS
This bill amends and enacts provisions related to elementary and secondary school fees.
▸ prescribes the fees an LEA may charge a secondary school student for a curricular
activity or portions of a co-curricular activity;
▸ authorizes an LEA to charge a secondary school student a fee for an extracurricular
activity;
▸ prohibits and 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;
▸ repeals outdated language

House Education Committee

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HB 215S03Rep. Candice B. Pierucci
Sen. Kirk A. Cullimore
FUNDING FOR TEACHER SALARIES AND OPTIONAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
This bill establishes the Utah Fits All Scholarship Program and provides funding for the
program and a doubling of a teacher salary supplement.
▸ amends provisions to codify and double the amount of the state-provided educator
salary adjustment;
▸ establishes the Utah Fits All Scholarship Program (program);
▸ requires the state board to contract with, no later than September 1, 2023, a program
manager to administer the program;
▸ authorizes the program manager to establish scholarship accounts on behalf of
eligible students to pay for approved education goods and services starting in the
2024-2025 school year;
▸ prohibits a program manager from accepting scholarship funds in certain
circumstances and requires other fiscal safeguards, auditing, and accountability
measures;
▸ requires eligible schools and service providers to meet certain standards to be
eligible to receive scholarship funds;
▸ establishes an annual and private portfolio submission to the program manager as an
eligibility qualification;
▸ allows for a scholarship student to receive a prorated scholarship award if the
student participates part-time in a local education agency;
▸ authorizes the program manager to administer the program and distribute
scholarship funds;
▸ requires the state board to provide limited oversight of the program manager,
including an appeal process for the program manager's administrative decisions;
▸ prohibits certain regulations of eligible schools and eligible service providers;
▸ requires background checks for employees and officers of a program manager;
▸ enacts program funding provisions;
▸ requires a program manager and the State Board of Education (state board) to
submit reports on the program to the Public Education Interim Committee;
▸ classifies scholarship student's and scholarship account information as protected
records;
Governor Signed




FN (1/23) = $(198,002,400) GF/ITF/USF

$41,448,700 one-time ITF
$42,536,700 ongoing ITF

$196,914,400 ongoing USF

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HB 304S01Rep. Karianne Lisonbee
JUVENILE JUSTICE REVISIONS
This bill amends provisions related to juvenile justice.
▸ requires the State Board of Education to provide a report on certain law
enforcement and disciplinary actions on school grounds to the State Commission on
Criminal and Juvenile Justice;
▸ creates a juvenile crime prevention and intervention program to be administered by
the State Board of Education;
▸ modifies requirements related to referrals for offenses committed by minors on
school property;
▸ amends the requirements for the Criminal Justice Database;
▸ removes a repeal date relating to referrals for offenses committed by minors on
school property;
▸ modifies the duties of the State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice in
regards to juvenile justice;
▸ makes it a crime for a minor to possess an auto sear;
▸ enacts data collection and reporting requirements for the State Commission on
Criminal and Juvenile Justice and the Administrative Office of the Courts in regards
to offenses committed, or allegedly committed, by minors;
▸ amends provisions related to the detention of a child in a holding room if the child
is alleged to have committed an act that would be an offense if committed by an
adult;
▸ clarifies provisions relating to a nonjudicial adjustment;
▸ modifies the eligibility requirements for a nonjudicial adjustment; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
House 3rd Reading Calendar

FN (2/1) = $(1,726,500) GF

$1,577,800 GF ongoing
$143,700 GF one-time

$5,000 ITF one-time
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HB 311Rep. Jordan D. Teuscher
Sen. Kirk A. Cullimore
SOCIAL MEDIA USAGE AMENDMENTSThis bill regulates interactive computer services and the use and design of social media platforms.
▸ enacts the Utah Social Media Regulation Act;
▸ requires a social media company to verify the age of Utah residents;
▸ prohibits a Utah resident who is under the age of 16 from holding an account for the
use of certain social media platforms;
▸ requires a social media company to obtain the consent of a parent or guardian before
a Utah resident under the age of 18 may open or continue to use an account on a
social media platform;
▸ prohibits a Utah resident who is a minor from entering into a contract online unless
the minor's parent or legal guardian consents;
▸ prohibits a social media company from using a design or feature that the company
knows causes a minor to become addicted to a social media platform;
▸ directs the Division of Consumer Protection to receive and investigate complaints
of violations of the requirements established under the act and impose
administrative fines for violations;
▸ authorizes the division to seek enforcement through an injunction, civil penalties,
and other relief through the judicial process;
▸ requires fines and civil penalties to be deposited into the Consumer Protection
Education and Training Fund;
▸ requires an annual report from the division;
▸ authorizes a private right of action to collect attorney fees and damages from a
social media company for harm incurred in relation to a violation of the
requirements established by the act;
▸ provides a severability clause
House Judiciary Committee


FN (2/1) = $(401,500) GF
$(220,500) Ongong
$(181,000) One-time
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HB 16S01Rep. Susan Pulsipher
Sen. Ann Millner
BLOCK GRANT FUNDING FOR PREVENTION PROGRAMS IN PUBLIC EDUCATION
This bill establishes block grant funding for the implementation of comprehensive
prevention programs in local education agencies.
▸ establishes block grant funding for the implementation of comprehensive prevention
programs in local education agencies (LEAs);
▸ requires the State Board of Education (State Board) to:
• make rules to establish and administer the grant application process; and
• provide LEAs with certain resources and support;
▸ provides for the allowable uses of the block grant funding;
▸ allows LEAs to:
• choose to implement a comprehensive prevention plan with block grant funding
or implement individual prevention plans with existing funding restrictions; and
• submit one comprehensive report instead of individually required reports if the
LEA implements a comprehensive prevention plan;
▸ amends a list of programs for which the Legislature annually determines the cost of
automatic increases for inflation and enrollment growth to include the block grant
funding;
▸ amends existing prevention programs to accommodate the opportunity for block
grant funding;
▸ authorizes the use of certain excess funds in the Underage Drinking and Substance
Abuse Prevention Program Restricted Account for distribution through block grant
funding.
Senate Rules

FB 1/11 = $(35,700) ITF ongoing
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HB 17Rep. Melissa G. Ballard
Sen. Lincoln Fillmore
UTAH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES ADVISORY COMMISSION SUNSET EXTENSION
This bill extends the repeal date for the Utah Professional Practices AdvisoryCommission.
▸ extends the repeal date for the Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission.
House Concurrence Calendar
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HB 21Rep. Joel K. Briscoe
OPEN AND PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT AMENDMENTS
This bill modifies the Open and Public Meetings Act relating to public comment
requirements.
▸ requires a public body holding an open meeting to allow a reasonable opportunity
for the public to provide verbal comment at the meeting, with certain exceptions;
and
▸ requires a public body to adopt a resolution, rule, or ordinance allowing public
comment in a public meeting.
House Rules Committee

1st Reading
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HB 48Rep. Susan Pulsipher
Sen. Ann Millner
EARLY CHILDHOOD AMENDMENTS
This bill addresses state programs and services for children in early childhood.
▸ repeals the Governor's Early Childhood Commission (the commission);
▸ requires the Department of Health and Human Services to provide administrative
and staff support to the Early Childhood Utah Advisory Council (the council);
▸ expands the duties of the council to include duties previously fulfilled by the
commission;
▸ requires the council to report certain information to the executive officers of the
Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Workforce Services,
and the State Board of Education;
▸ extends the sunset date of the council from 2026 to 2029;
Legislative Research & General Counsel

Enrolling
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HB 82Rep. Melissa G. BallardSCHOOL ASSEMBLY NOTICE REQUIREMENTS
This bill requires prior parental notice of school assemblies.
▸ requires local education agencies to provide:
• prior notice of certain school assemblies to parents and guardians; and
• resources related to certain school assemblies for home use by parents and
guardians.
House Education Committee

(2/2) Held
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HB 83Rep. Kera BirkelandTAX CREDIT FOR EDUCATOR EXPENSES
This bill enacts a nonrefundable income tax credit for certain educator expenses.
▸ enacts a nonrefundable individual income tax credit that an eligible educator may
claim for certain out-of-pocket classroom expenses.
House Rules

1/17 First Reading

FN (1/12) = $(27,750,000)
$(28,200,000) Ongoing ITF
$450,000 One-Time ITF
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HB 87S01Rep. Melissa G. BallardYOUTH SPORT SAFETY AMENDMENTS
▸ requires the State Board of Education (state board), in coordination with the
Department of Health, to develop training and informational materials regarding
warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest;
▸ requires the board to publish the training and informational materials online;
▸ requires a school coach to annually participate in the training;
▸ allows a school to hold an informational meeting regarding warning signs of sudden
cardiac arrest before the beginning of an athletic season;
▸ requires a student who participates in a school athletic activity and the student's
parent or guardian to sign an acknowledgment of receipt of information on the
warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest;
▸ requires a coach and certain other individuals to remove a student from participation
in a school athletic activity if the student shows certain symptoms and limits the
liability of the coach or other individual for certain action or inaction;
▸ requires a student who is removed from participation in a school athletic activity to
be evaluated by a physician before returning to participation; and
▸ provides rulemaking authority.
House Health & Human Services Committee

FN (1/23) = $(5,500) GF/ITF
$2,500 GF one-time
$3,000 ITF one-time
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HB 97Rep. Andrew Stoddard
GOVERNMENT RECORDS ACCESS AMENDMENTS
This bill modifies provisions of the Government Records Access and Management Act
related to records on a personal electronic device.
▸ modifies the definition of "record" and enacts a definition of "personal electronic
device" for purposes of the Government Records Access and Management Act;
▸ provides a process for searching the personal electronic device of an officer or
employee of a governmental entity for records that are responsive to a record
request;
▸ provides criminal penalties for an officer or employee who refuses to conduct a
search or who submits a materially false sworn declaration;
▸ modifies a provision allowing a governmental entity to impose disciplinary action
against an employee; and
House Rules

1/17 First Reading
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HB 101Rep. Judy Weeks Rohner
Sen. John D. Johnson
FOOD SALES TAX AMENDMENTS
This bill reduces the tax imposed on amounts paid or charged for food and food
ingredients.
House Rules
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HB 107Rep. Karianne LisonbeeCONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT FEE AMENDMENTS
This bill amends who is eligible for a waiver to a concealed weapons permit fee.
▸ waives the fee for a school employee to obtain a concealed weapons permit in
certain circumstances.
House 3rd Reading Calendar
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HB 124Rep. Dan N. JohnsonSALARY SUPPLEMENT FOR SCHOOL SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS AND AUDIOLOGISTS
This bill makes certain speech-language pathologists and audiologists eligible for the
Teacher Salary Supplement Program.
▸ makes certain speech-language pathologists and audiologists eligible for the
Teacher Salary Supplement Program;
House Education Committee
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HB 125Rep. Kera BirkelandPOSTRETIREMENT REEMPLOYMENT AMENDMENTS
This bill modifies the postretirement reemployment restrictions for a retiree who was a
public safety service employee or a teacher.
▸ provides the circumstances under which a retiree who was a public safety service
employee or a teacher immediately before retirement may be reemployed with a
participating employer within the one-year separation period without cancellation of
the retiree's retirement allowance;
House Rules

FN (1/11) = $(542,500) GF / ITF

$498,400 GF ongoing
$44,100 ITF ongoing
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HB 126Rep. Kera BirkelandPOSTRETIREMENT REEMPLOYMENT MODIFICATIONS
This bill modifies the postretirement reemployment restrictions for a retiree who was a
public safety service employee or a teacher.
▸ allows a retiree who was a public safety service employee or a teacher to be
reemployed with a participating employer within the one-year separation period if
the retiree does not earn more than $35,000 per year in postretirement
reemployment;
▸ applies an inflation adjustment to the earnings limitation;
House Rules

FN (1/11) = $(881,500) GF / ITF

$810,900 GF ongoing
$70,600 ITF ongoing
HOLD
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HB 131

35 Cosponsors
Rep. Walt BrooksVACCINE PASSPORT PROHIBITION
This bill enacts a prohibition on the use of an individual's immunity status by places of
public accommodation, governmental entities, and employers.
▸ makes it unlawful for a place of public accommodation to discriminate against an
individual based on the individual's immunity status;
▸ with certain exceptions, prohibits a governmental entity from requiring proof of
immunity status;
▸ with certain exceptions, makes it unlawful discrimination for an employer to require
proof of immunity status; and
▸ prohibits a governmental entity or employer from requiring an individual to receive
a vaccine.
Senate Health And Human Serviced Committee



FN (1/11) = $(315,700) GF ongoing
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HB 134Rep Susan PulsipherCHARTER SCHOOL CLOSING REQUIREMENTS
This bill addresses treatment of assets of a charter school.
▸ addresses when payments may be made from the Charter School Closure Reserve
Account;
▸ modifies language related to a charter school authorizer and the closure of a charter
school;
▸ amends provisions related to how charter school assets are treated when a charter
school is closed; and
▸ makes technical changes.
Senate Education Committee
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HB 136S01Rep. Melissa G. BallardSAFE SCHOOL ROUTE EVALUATIONS
This bill requires a school traffic safety committee to include recommendations for
infrastructure improvements in a child access routing plan.
▸ 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 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
recommended by a school traffic safety committee; and
• infrastructure improvements the highway authority has prioritized for the
following year;
▸ requires school traffic safety committees to report to the State Board of Education
and the Transportation Advisory Committee on recommended infrastructure
improvements included in a child access routing plan, and deliver recommendations
for new approved bus routes; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
Senate RulesNP
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HB 138Rep. Melissa G. Ballard
Sen. Lincoln Fillmore
DIGITAL SCHOOL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS
This bill requires certain provisions in a contract between a state and local education
agencies and a vendor in a contract for digital instructional material.
▸ defines terms;
▸ requires provisions in a contract between the State Board of Education (state board)
or a local education agency (LEA) and a vendor in a contract for digital instructional
material that:
• requires notice of changes to the digital instructional material; and
• allows the relevant state board or LEA to reject the changes or terminate the
contract in certain circumstances; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
House Education Committee

(2/1) Held
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HB 140Rep. Dan N. JohnsonSTANDARD RESPONSE PROTOCOL TO ACTIVE THREATS IN SCHOOLS
This bill codifies and expands on existing administrative rules related to required
emergency drills in public schools.
▸ codifies portions of existing administrative rules made by the State Board of
Education (state board) regarding required emergency preparedness plans,
emergency response plans, training, and drills;
▸ requires monthly and developmentally appropriate training or drills regarding an
active threat within the school; and
▸ grants certain rulemaking authority to the state board.
House 3rd Reading Calendar
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HB 149Rep. Andrew Stoddard
Sen. Luz Escamilla
STUDENT GRADUATION ATTIRE REVISIONS
This bill allows individuals to wear cultural attire during graduation ceremonies.
▸ allows all public school students to wear items of religious or cultural significance
as part of their graduation attire.
House Rules

1/17 First Reading
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HB 161Rep. Candice B. Pierucci FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION FUNDING AMENDMENTS
This bill amends provisions related to the funding of foreign language education.
▸ includes the state's dual language immersion program in the list of programs for
which the Legislature determines the cost of annual enrollment growth and inflation
increases;
▸ prohibits a local education agency that provides foreign language instruction from
seeking or accepting funding support from a restricted foreign entity; and
▸ makes technical changes.
House Education Committee

FN (1/12) = $(2,657,200)
$(2,337,200) ongoing USF
$(320,000) one-time ITF
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HB 163Rep. Candice B. Pierucci PROTECTING STUDENT RELIGIOUS AND MORAL BELIEFS REGARDING ATHLETIC UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS
This bill addresses requirements for uniforms worn while participating in certain school
athletic activities.
▸ provides that certain associations and educational organizations may not prohibit a
student athlete from wearing religious clothing, or other clothing consistent with the
student athlete's beliefs, while participating in an athletic activity; and
▸ requires certain associations and educational organizations to provide the clothing
described in the preceding paragraph if the association or educational organization
requires that the clothing be a certain material, style, or color.
House Education Committee

Not Considered
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HB 170Rep. Susan PulsipherCHILD CARE TAX CREDIT AMENDMENTS
This bill enacts a child care tax credit.
▸ enacts a nonrefundable child care tax credit; and
▸ provides for apportionment of the child care tax credit.
House Rules

FN $(41,820,000) ITF Ongoing
$41,820,000 ITF One-time
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HB 173Rep. Kera BirkelandGOVERNMENT ATTORNEY FEES AMENDMENTS
This bill allows a private party to recover attorney and expert fees as the prevailing party in certain civil actions adverse to a governmental entity.
▸ requires a court to award reasonable attorney fees to a private party who prevails in
certain civil actions adverse to a governmental entity;
▸ permits a court to award reasonable expert fees to a private party who prevails in
certain civil actions adverse to a governmental entity; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
House Political Subdivisions Committee
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HB 182Rep. Neil R. WalterINTERVENTIONS FOR READING DIFFICULTIES PROGRAM AMENDMENTS
This bill repeals the Interventions for Reading Difficulties Program.
▸ repeals the Interventions for Reading Difficulties Program;
▸ repeals a sunset date that the repeal renders obsolete; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
Senate Education Committee

FN (1/16) = $350,000 ITF ongoing
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HB 185Rep. Susan Pulsipher PUBLIC EDUCATION ENROLLMENT OPTIONS
This bill addresses public education enrollment options.
▸ allows a local education agency to provide a home-centered, school-supported
enrollment option allowing students to complete a portion of the students' course
work from home;
▸ establishes certain requirements for local education agencies that provide a
home-centered, school-supported enrollment option;
▸ prohibits home school students from participating in a home-centered,
school-supported enrollment option; and
▸ clarifies the effect of student participation in a home-centered, school-supported
enrollment option on statewide assessment requirements and certain public
education funding.
House Education Committee
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HB 189Rep Carol Spackman MossINTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM
This bill repeals appropriation limitations for International Baccalaureate programs.
▸ removes language limiting the state board's allocation of funds toward the
International Baccalaureate program to align with other early college programs.
House Education Committee

1/17 First Reading
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HB 190Rep. Melissa G. Ballard
Sen. Michael K. McKell
LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCY SALARY AND PERSONNEL AMENDMENTS
This bill establishes additional mechanisms for salary and growth opportunities for
certain school employees.
▸ broadens the scope of the Teacher Salary Supplement Program by removing a
requirement for a given number of years in a qualifying teaching background;
▸ broadens the scope of the Grow Your Own Educator Pipeline Program to include
individuals seeking education to become a school psychologist or school social
worker;
▸ adds psychologists and social workers to a non-inclusive list of local education
agency (LEA) employees for whom an LEA may establish a separate salary
schedule;
▸ requires LEAs to ensure that the salary rate for certain positions meets a relative
minimum; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
House Rules

1/17 First Reading

FN (1/15) = $(17,300,000) USF ongoing
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HB 191Rep. Steve EliasonSTUDENT GRADUATION ATTIRE AMENDMENTS
This bill addresses cultural and religious attire requirements worn during a high school
graduation ceremony.
▸ provides that students may wear recognized cultural or religious adornments during
a high school graduation unless the adornment substantially disrupts or materially
interferes with the graduation ceremony.
House Rules

1/17 First Reading
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HB 193Rep. Kera BirkelandONLINE EDUCATION COURSE AMENDMENTS
This bill requires notification to students of the opportunity to complete high school
graduation requirements and exit high school early.
▸ requires notification to students of the opportunity to complete high school
graduation requirements and exit high school early;
▸ replaces an obsolete term for the correct term for "average daily membership;" and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
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HB 195Rep. 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 SecretaryO
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HB 197Rep. Melissa G. BallardHIGHER EDUCATION FINANCIAL AID AMENDMENTS
This bill amends provisions related to higher education scholarships.
▸ allows a president of a state institution of higher education to waive tuition for
students who are members of certain tribes;
▸ extends the length of eligibility for promise grants;
▸ allows the Utah Board of Higher Education to name a promise partner grant after a
business that has funded the grant;
▸ extends promise partner grants to dependents of promise partner employees;
▸ allows Veterans Tuition Gap Program funds to be applied to education-related
supplies and housing allowances; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
House Rules

1/17 First Reading
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HB 209S02Rep. Jordan D. TeuscherPARTICIPATION IN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AMENDMENTS
This bill provides students attending private school, home school, charter school, and
online school a process for requesting participation in extracurricular activities outside
of the student's school of residence.
▸ allows a private school student, a home school student, a charter school student, or
an online school student to participate in extracurricular activities outside of the
student's public school of residence under certain circumstances; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
Senate Education CommitteeS
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HB 217S01Rep. Gay Lynn BennionSCHOOL ENERGY AND WATER REDUCTIONS
This bill addresses grant money for energy and water reductions.
▸ authorizes the state board to issue grants related to energy and water reductions;
▸ provides for prioritizing certain projects;
▸ requires rulemaking;
▸ requires use of an evaluation panel;
▸ requires reporting; and
▸ provides a repeal date.
House Education Committee

FN(1/18) = $(9,900,000) ITF one-time
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HB 229Rep. Melissa G. Ballard
TEACHER PARENTAL AND POSTPARTUM RECOVERY LEAVE
This bill requires local education agencies to provide certain paid leave to general and
special education teachers.
▸ requires local education agencies to:
• provide certain paid leave to general and special education teachers that is at a
minimum equivalent to leave provided to state employees;
• establish a leave sharing mechanism;
• establish certain leave policies; and
• provide certain notice to qualified employees.
House Health & Human Services Committee

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HB 234Rep. Carol Spackman Moss
Sen. Ann Millner
UNIVERSITY RECOGNITION FOR INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE ACHIEVEMENT
This bill enacts and amends provisions related to credit for prior learning in higher
education.
▸ amends the board's requirement for acceptance of credit for prior learning;
▸ requires institutions to award credit for International Baccalaureate programme
subject scores under certain circumstances;
▸ allows institutions, in collaboration with the International Baccalaureate State
Association and school International Baccalaureate program coordinators, to
determine to what degree requirements the credit will be awarded;
▸ requires the board to consult with the International Baccalaureate State Association
and school International Baccalaureate program coordinators to develop policies
regarding standards for awarding International Baccalaureate programme credits;
House Education Committee
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HB 241Rep. Jordan D. Teuscher
LABOR UNION AMENDMENTS
This bill amends provisions governing public employers and labor organizations.
▸ 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
activities;
▸ requires a labor organization to provide the number of members in the labor
organization upon request of a public employer;
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HB 270S02Rep. Trevor Lee
SCHOOL CELLPHONE USAGE AMENDMENTS
This bill addresses the use of cellphones and smart watches in classrooms.
▸ subject to certain exceptions, prohibits a student from possessing a cellphone or
smart watch in a classroom; and
▸ requires a local education agency (LEA) to enforce the provisions of this bill, in the
manner determined by the LEA.
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HB 271Rep. Angela Romero
EDUCATOR SALARIES ADJUSTMENTS INCREASE
This bill provides an increase to the educator salary adjustment.
▸ amends provisions to codify and increase the amount of the state-provided educator
salary adjustment;
House Rules

FN (1/25) = $(281,306,300) USF ongoing
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HB 273Rep. Phil Lyman
STATE TRUST LANDS ADMINISTRATION AMENDMENTS
This bill modifies the administration of state trust lands.
▸ creates rulemaking authority for the sale, exchange, lease, or other disposition or
conveyance of trust lands;
▸ adds criteria for the sale, lease, exchange, or other disposition of trust lands; and
▸ makes technical changes.
House Rules
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HB 293Rep. Stewart E. BarlowEDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST AMENDMENTS
This bill enacts provisions relating to the professional licensure of an educational
psychologist
▸ creates a new license category under the Psychologist Licensing Act for an
educational psychologist;
▸ allows a licensed educational psychologist to practice within the scope of the
educational psychologist's training and experience; and
▸ specifies the requirements to receive a license as an educational psychologist.
House Rules

FN (2/3) = $5,000 GF
$8,000 ongoing
$(3,000) one-time
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HB 295Rep. Norman K. Thurston
EDUCATOR LICENSE AMENDMENTS
This bill addresses the licensing of educators by the State Board of Education.
▸ allows individuals who complete certain educator training programs, without
receiving a bachelor's degree, to obtain an educator license from the State Board of
Education;
▸ requires the State Board of Education to establish licensing standards for educator
training programs
House Rules

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HB 306Rep. Jefferson Moss
SCHOOL 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 308Rep. Douglas R. Welton
Sen. Scott D. Sandall
SCHOOL GRADING MODIFICATIONS
This bill amends provisions related to school overall ratings under the school
accountability system.
▸ removes the requirement on the State Board of Education to use a letter grade when
assigning a school an overall rating;
▸ amends provisions related to school turnaround and leadership development that
reference letter grades under the school accountability system;
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HB 335Rep. Ryan D. WilcoxALTERNATIVE CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT OPTIONS FOR CAPACITY FLEXIBILITY
This bill amends provisions related to concurrent enrollment courses.
▸ provides that a local education agency (LEA) may contract with a nondesignated
institution of higher education to provide concurrent enrollment courses under
certain circumstances.
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HB 344Rep. Jordan D. TeuscherLOCAL POLICIES FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION CURRICULUM TRANSPARENCY
This bill requires local education agency governing boards to establish student
instruction transparency policies that include certain determinations.
▸ requires each local education agency (LEA) governing board to establish a course
content transparency policy that includes certain determinations;
▸ requires each LEA to:
• make the LEA's course content transparency policy publicly available on the
LEA's website; and
• annually report on the LEA's policy and determinations to the State Board of
Education (state board);
▸ requires the state board to establish an annual deadline for the LEA report; and
▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
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HB 348Rep. Cheryl K. Acton
CURRICULUM PARTICIPATION WAIVER REQUIREMENTS
This bill repeals the requirement for a school to require participation in certain
curriculum or an activity when a waiver of participation is requested.
▸ repeals the requirement for a school to require a student to participate in curriculum
or in an activity that interferes with a student's religion or conscience when a waiver
of participation is requested
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HB 363Rep. Steve Eliason
SUMMER EDUCATION GRANTS
This bill establishes a grant program for summer school days and other educational
summer programs.
▸ establishes a grant program for summer school days and other educational summer
programs; and
▸ requires the State Board of Education to:
• award grants to qualifying local education agencies to meet measurable goals;
and
• make rules regarding the administration and measurement of the grant program.
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HB 372Rep. James F. Cobb
LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM AMENDMENTS
This bill addresses actions of a local school district that may be subject to a referendum.
▸ provides that a new tax or a tax increase passed by a local school board may be
referred to voters for their approval or rejection; and
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HJR 3Rep. Jefferson S. BurtonJOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING SCHOOL TEACHERS
This resolution recognizes Utah's public school educators for their extraordinary efforts
to educate students during a public health crisis.
▸ acknowledges the challenges educators in Utah's public schools faced in providing
instruction during a public health crisis, including the challenges of remote
instruction;
▸ highlights Utah's history of education innovation; and
▸ declares that curricular decisions should be made at the local level.
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