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Bill # Sponsor Description  Status USBA Position
HB 10 Peterson
Public Education Recodification - State System
This bill reorganizes and renumbers certain provisions of the public education code related to statewide administration of the public education system.
https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=HB0010&sessionid=2018GS Support
HB 11 Peterson
Public Education Recodification - Funding
This bill reorganizes and renumbers certain provisions of the public education code 12 related to public education system funding.
https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=HB0011&sessionid=2018GS Support
HB 21 McCay
Certified Tax Rate Amendments
This bill modifies the calculation of the certified property tax rate.
https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=HB0021&sessionid=2018GS Support
HB 28 Moss
Retirement Systems Amendments
This bill clarifies that the Utah State Retirement Investment Fund may sue and be sued in its own name; requires a participating employer to provide certain records to the Utah Retirement Systems or its independent auditors; modifies when a domestic relations order must be received by the Utah Retirement Systems to be valid for determining benefits following a member's death; modifies cancellation, reinstatement, and calculation provisions for a retiree's retirement allowance affected by reemployment; requires a participating employer to maintain a list of employee exemptions instead of filing it annually with the Utah Retirement Systems; and makes technical changes.
https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=HB0028&sessionid=2018GS Support
HB 40 or HB 46 Peterson
Educator Licensing Revisions
This bill authorizes the State Board of Education to implement an educator licensing system; repeals sections of code regarding educator licensing that are obsolete under the new educator licensing system; modifies provisions of existing code sections that are related to the previous educator licensing system, including endorsements and letters of authorization; repeals the requirement that a district superintendent hold a license; modifies provisions related to youth suicide prevention training for employees; repeals the Compact for Interstate Qualification of Educational Personnel; and makes technical corrections and conforming changes.
https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=HB0040&sessionid=2018GS Support
HB 48 Snow
Parenting Plan Amendments
This bill lists decisions related to an education plan; addresses who makes the education plan; and makes technical changes.
https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=HB0048&sessionid=2018GS Support
HB 132 Snow
Snow, Juvenile Justice Modifications
Committee bill modifies provisions related to parenting plans; lists decisions related to an educational plan; and addresses who makes the education plan; and makes technical changes.
   Support
HB164 Cutler
Early Learning Task Force
This bill creates the Early Learning Task Force, including provisions related to task force membership; quorum requirements; compensation; and task force duties.
https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=HB0164&sessionid=2018GS Support
HB 175 Stratton
Oversight Committee Creation
This bill: defines terms; creates the Joint Committee on Governmental Oversight and establishes the committee's membership; establishes that the purpose of the Joint Committee on Governmental Oversight is to increase the transparency, efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of state and local governmental entities; establishes powers and requirements for the committee; grants the Joint Committee on Governmental Oversight investigatory powers; requires the governor, upon recommendation from the committee, to repeal an administrative rule unless certain conditions are met; requires a proposed administrative rule to be approved by the Legislature and governor through a concurrent resolution before taking effect; establishes sunset dates; and makes conforming changes.
https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=HB0175&sessionid=2018GS Oppose
HB 178 Stratton
Power of Attorney Amendments
Provides for a local school district to determine that a child lives within the district if certain conditions are met related to a power of attorney; clarifies that the parent or guardian powers that can be delegated include decisions related to school; and makes technical changes.
https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=HB0178&sessionid=2018GS  Support
HB 227 Pulsipher 
Minimum School Reporting Modifications  
This bill repeals requirements on local education boards related to class size reduction, including: a requirement that a local education board submit a plan to the State Board of Education to qualify for class size reduction money; and a requirement that a local education board report on the use of class size reduction money in the prior school year; repeals reporting requirements related to the K-3 Reading Improvement Program and federal Title I money; repeals an annual required report from the State Board of Education to the Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee related to class size; and makes technical and conforming changes.
 https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=HB0227&sessionid=2018GS  Support 
HB 228  Romero
 Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training Amendments 
This bill requires school districts and charter schools to provide: on an annual basis, certain child sexual abuse prevention training and instruction; and upon request of the State Board of Education, certain evidence of compliance; and makes technical and conforming corrections.
 https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=HB0228&sessionid=2018GS  Support 
HB 230 Fawson 
Related to Basic Program Reviews  
This bill requires the Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee to review no later than November 30, 2018, each related to basic school program and establish a review schedule going forward.
https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=HB0230&sessionid=2018GS   Support 
HB 231 Last 
Charter School Funding Amendments
This bill defines terms; requires a charter school to include in a charter agreement the maximum number of students the charter school will serve; provides, if legislative appropriations are insufficient, for funding distribution to charter schools for charter students enrolled in a charter school that are below or exceed the charter school's maximum number of students; and makes technical corrections.
https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=HB0231&sessionid=2018GS   Support 
HB 234  Moss
 Compulsory Education Revisions 
This bill amends a definition to specify that "valid excuse" means a physical or mental illness.
 https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=HB0234&sessionid=2018GS  Support 
HB 236  Moss
Public Education Reference Check Amendments
This bill requires a local education agency to make reference check requests under certain circumstances; and requires a local education agency to respond to certain reference check requests within 20 business days.
 https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=HB0236&sessionid=2018GS  Support 
HB 237  Winder
Concurrent Enrollment Enhancements  
This bill defines terms; requires the State Board of Regents to establish a policy describing required qualifications for an individual to be an eligible instructor for a concurrent enrollment course; repeals a requirement that certain eligible instructors be approved as adjunct faculty by an institution of higher education; requires that certain individuals meet requirements established by the State Board of Regents in order to be eligible instructors; and makes technical and conforming changes.
 https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=HB0237S01&sessionid=2018GS  Support 
HB 238  Moss
School Trust Fund Amendments
This bill amends the contents of the Trust Distribution Account within the Uniform School Fund; amends provisions related to the funding of the School LAND Trust Program; amends the powers and duties of the School and Institutional Trust Fund Office in regard to the School and Institutional Trust Fund Management Account; and makes technical corrections.
https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=HB0238&sessionid=2018GS   Support 
HB 270 Peterson
Teacher Employment Amendments 
This bill defines terms; and requires the State Board of Education to ensure that a public education database for teacher credentials performs in a certain manner.
 https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=HB0270&sessionid=2018GS  Support 
HB 282 Ivory 
 State Student Information System Amendments
Many LEAs using Aspire (USBE SIS) are charters and small school districts. Requiring them to pay the annual per student cost may become financially challenging to individual LEAs and therefore to the public education system.
This bill defines terms; and requires the State Board of Education to: charge a fee to a local education agency that uses the State Board of Education's student information system; and report to the Business and Labor Interim Committee regarding the fee.
https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=HB0282&sessionid=2018GS  Oppose
HB 264  Eliason
Elementary School Counseling Program
This bill defines terms; authorizes the State Board of Education (board) to award grants to local education agencies to provide targeted school-based mental health supports in elementary schools; authorizes the board to make rules for grant applications and awards; and requires a local education agency that receives a grant to submit an annual report to the board.
 https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=HB0264&sessionid=2018GS   Support
HB 289  Moss
Public Education Exit Survey 
This bill defines terms; requires the State Board of Education to make certain rules regarding exit surveys for licensed public education employees; and requires a local education agency to create an exit survey in accordance with board rule; make certain effort to administer an exit survey under certain circumstances; and report certain information from an administered exit survey to the State Board of Education.
https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=HB0289&sessionid=2018GS    Support
HB 293  Last
Education Funding Amendments  
 
Addresses the JLC priorities of supporting property tax poor districts using the statewide basic rate and increasing state funding for pupil transportation and NESS.
This bill amends and enacts defined terms for the Minimum School Program; amends for a five-year period the calculation of the minimum basic local amount and minimum basic tax rate; establishes the equity pupil tax rate; directs the State Board of Education to deposit proceeds from the equity pupil tax rate into the Local Levy Growth Account; directs the Legislature to annually appropriate money from the Local Levy Growth Account to guarantee local levy increments; directs the State Board of Education to use the appropriation to increase: the number of guaranteed local levy increments to 20, giving first priority to guaranteed voted local levy increments and second priority to guaranteed board local levy increments; and the guaranteed amount for each local levy increment per weighted pupil unit after increasing the number of guaranteed local levy increments; directs a local school board to use funds received from the state local levy guarantee programs for public education purposes; creates the Local Levy Growth Account; modifies the property tax rate cap for the school board local levy to subject all school districts to the same rate cap; repeals the following outdated levies prohibited since January 1, 2012: the board-approved leeway; the capital outlay levy; the additional levy for debt service, school sites, buildings, buses, textbooks, and supplies; and the board leeway for reading improvement; repeals outdated language, including language related to school capital outlay in counties of the first class repealed December 31, 2016; modifies the definition of "certified revenue levy" in the Property Tax Act; modifies provisions governing notice requirements for a proposed tax increase by the state; provides a repeal date; and makes technical and conforming changes.
 https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=HB0293&sessionid=2018GS   Support
HB 308 Ivory 
Telehealth Mental Health Pilot Program 
This bill defines terms; requires the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health to create a telehealth mental health pilot project grant program creates a reporting requirement; and repeals the provisions of this bill on December 31, 2021.
https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=HB0308S01&sessionid=2018GS   Support
HB 313 McCay 
Charter School Revisions  
JLC is concerned that this bill removes the USBE, an elected body, from the role of approving/denying charter school authorizations brought forward by the State Charter Board and Institutions of Higher Education.

This bill amends definitions; enacts provisions related to the powers and duties of charter school authorizers; requires the State Board of Education to adopt rules establishing minimum standards for a charter school application or charter school compliance; amends provisions related to the status and powers of the State Charter School Board; repeals outdated provisions; repeals provisions related to State Board of Education approval of an application for a charter school authorized by the State Charter School Board; or a board of trustees of a higher education institution; and makes technical corrections.

https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=HB0313S01&sessionid=2018GS  Oppose
HB 317  Pulsipher
Special Education Amendments
This bill amends a provision related to the State Board of Education's responsibility for the education of certain individuals; amends a provision related to the ages for free, appropriate public education for students with disabilities; amends the definition of "blind student"; repeals provisions related to the appointment and duties of a state director of special education; and makes technical and conforming changes.
https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=HB0317&sessionid=2018GS   Support 
SB 11  Milner/Peterson Public Education Recodification - Local Administration This bill reorganizes and renumbers certain provisions of the public education code13 related to local administration of the public education system. https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=SB0011&sessionid=2018GS  Support
SB 12  Milner/Peterson
Public Ed Recodification - Cross References & Repeals
This bill repeals outdated provisions related to the public education code; makes technical cross reference changes to provisions related to the public education code; and makes technical and conforming changes.
https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=SB0012&sessionid=2018GS  Support
SB 87  Weiler
School Security Locks
This bill: amends the International Building Code and International Fire Code regarding: hardware height on a door for certain occupancies in lockdown or during a lockdown drill; and door operations provisions for locks and bolt locks, and latching and unlatching, for certain occupancies in lockdown or during a lockdown drill.
https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=SB0087&sessionid=2018GS  Support
SB 95  Iwamoto Educator Postretirement Reemployment Amendments This bill modifies the Postretirement Reemployment Restrictions Act by amending provisions relating to postretirement reemployment for educators. https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=SJR001&sessionid=2018GS  Support
SB 117 Stephenson
Language Immersion Program Amendments
The committee encourages the sponsor to amend or substitute to allow retired teachers to return to work at the same entity in counties of the 4th, 5th, and 6th
Provides definitions; allows certain educator retirees to be reemployed with a participating employer after a certain period from the retiree's retirement date if the retiree: does not receive certain employer provided retirement benefits for the reemployment; and is reemployed by a different participating employer than the participating employer that employed the retiree at the time of retirement; and requires a participating employer to pay certain amounts for a reemployed retiree in certain circumstances; requires the Utah State Retirement Office to report certain information to an interim committee of the Legislature; specifies penalties for violating the reemployment provisions; and makes technical changes.
 https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=SB0117&sessionid=2018GS Support 
SB 122  Stephenson
Bond Election Amendments
 
School districts are committed to transparency for taxpayers. However, this bill restricts districts’ ability to fully participate in national capital bond markets which could result in increased costs to taxpayers due to higher long-term interest rates.
This bill provides that a local political subdivision may not receive, from the issuance of certain bonds approved by the voters at an election, an aggregate amount that exceeds the maximum principal amount stated in the bond proposition plus 2%.
 https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=SB0122&sessionid=2018GS Oppose
SB 124  Filmore
 Budget and Certified Tax Rate Deadline
This bill amends the deadline by which a taxing entity is required to adopt certain proposed budgets or certified property tax rates; and makes technical changes.
 https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=SB0124S01&sessionid=2018GS Support 
SB 148  Hemmert
 Public Education Enrollment Application Amendments
This bill enacts language related to local school board standards for accepting or rejecting an application for enrollment; and makes technical and conforming changes.
 https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=SB0148&sessionid=2018GS Support 
SB 132 Stephenson 
 Competency Based Education Amendments
This bill repeals a limit on the number of planning grants the State Board of Education may award for competency-based education; and makes technical and conforming changes.
https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=SB0132&sessionid=2018GS  Support 
SB 153 Zhender 
 Carson Smith Scholarship Amendments
This bill includes deaf-blindness as a qualifying disability for scholarship eligibility; enacts provisions governing the term of a scholarship and participation in other specified education programs; amends requirements for eligible private schools; enacts language governing payment of scholarships; authorizes the State Board of Education to award additional scholarships in certain circumstances; requires the State Board of Education to adopt rules on payment procedures to eligible private schools; repeals outdated language; and makes technical and conforming amendments.
https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=SB0153&sessionid=2018GS  Support
SJR 1  Iwamoto Joint Resolution Recognizing Deaf and American Sign Language instructors

This resolution highlights the history of American Sign Language in the United States; expresses support for the Deaf Community in the state; and recognizes the efforts of Utah's educators of the deaf and American Sign Language instructors in sharing American Sign Language with students and community members across the state.

 

https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/status.jsp?bill=SJR001&sessionid=2018GS  Support

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