Bills in Committee, Monday Feb. 6

Stack of Bills

Bills in Committee

Monday, February 6

*HB15 Statewide Adaptive Testing — Rep. Greg Hughes (R-Draper)

  • WHAT: This bill modifies the Utah Performance Assessment System for Students (U-PASS), including requiring school districts and charter schools to administer computer adaptive tests aligned with the common core. This bill appropriates to the State Board of Education, as on ongoing appropriation from the Education Fund, $6,700,000. This bill takes effect on July 1, 2012. This bill has the Utah State Board of Education’s support. Implementing Computer Adaptive Testing is the Board’s No. 1 legislative priority.

  • WHEN: HB15 is scheduled to come before the Senate Education Committee, which will meet at 8 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 6 in Room 415 of the Utah State Capitol Building. It was scheduled to be heard by the Senate Education Committee last week but the hearing was moved to Monday. HB15 has already passed the House, where it received unanimous support. The bill also is the top legislative priority for the Utah State Board of Education.

HB261 Dividing of School Districts Amendments — Rep. Ken Sumsion (R-American Fork)

  • WHAT: This bill modifies requirements for the imposition of property taxes in a new district and remaining school district after a school district split.

  • WHEN: HB261 is on the agenda for the Senate Education Committee, which is scheduled to meet Monday, February 6, at 8 a.m. in Room 415 of the State Capitol Building.

*SB48 Mission of Public Education — Sen. Pat Jones (D-Salt Lake City)

  • WHAT: This bill adds a vision statement for the public education system; adds language to broaden and update the mission statement of public education; and makes technical changes. This bill has the support of the Utah State Board of Education.

  • WHEN: SB48 is on the agenda for the Senate Education Committee, which is scheduled to meet Monday, February 6, at 8 a.m. in Room 415 of the State Capitol Building.

*SCR5 Concurrent Resolution Encouraging Parental Engagement in the Education of Children — Sen. Pat Jones (D-Salt Lake City)

  • WHAT: This concurrent resolution of the Legislature and the Governor recognizes and supports parental engagement in the education of their children and efforts to increase parent engagement. This bill has the support of the Utah State Board of Education.

  • WHEN: SCR5 is on the agenda for the Senate Education Committee, which is scheduled to meet Monday, February 6, at 8 a.m. in Room 415 of the State Capitol Building.

HB19S1 State Issued Identification Numbers — Rep. Wayne Harper (R-West Jordan)

  • WHAT: This bill enacts the “State Issued Identification Number Act”; defines terms; exempts the State Tax Commission; and requires a government entity to phase out the use of a nine digit number as an identifying number for an individual if: the government entity can phase out the use of the number under existing appropriations; or the government entity is re-designing its information technology system and can phase out the nine digit number.

  • WHEN: HB19S1 is on the agenda for the House Government Operations Committee meeting, scheduled for Monday, February 6 at 8 a.m. in Room 20 of the House Building in the State Capitol Complex.

HB271 Public School Seismic Safety Committee — Rep. Larry Wiley (D-West Valley City)

  • WHAT: This bill creates the Public School Seismic Safety Committee that shall advise and make recommendations to the Legislature, governor, state superintendent, and State Board of Education on seismic safety issues in public schools.

  • WHEN: HB271 is on the agenda for the House Political Subdivisions Committee, which is scheduled to meet 8 a.m., Monday, February 6, in Room 450 of the State Capitol Building.

HB94 Government Competition with Private Enterprise — Rep. Johnny Anderson (R-Taylorsville)

  • WHAT: This bill defines terms; requires a government entity to conduct a study and contact private enterprise before engaging in certain commercial activity; requires the Privatization Policy Board to hold a public meeting and issue an advisory opinion about a government entity’s proposed commercial activity; grants a private enterprise a private right of action to compel compliance with requirements of the part; addresses attorney fees and court costs; and makes technical changes.

  • WHEN: The House Political Subdivisions Committee is scheduled to hear HB94 on Monday, February 6 at 8 a.m. in Room 450 of the State Capitol Building.

*HB230 Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Amendments — Rep. Jennifer Seelig (D-Salt Lake City)

  • WHAT: This bill requires the State Board of Education to make rules regarding the qualifications, terms of employment, and duties for the superintendent of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind; make rules regarding the operation of the Advisory Council for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind; and report annually to the Education Interim Committee on the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind; deletes provisions regarding the superintendent and the Advisory Council for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind; and makes technical changes.

  • WHEN: HB230 is scheduled to be heard in the House Education Committee meeting, set for 2 p.m. on Monday, February 6, in Room 445 of the State Capitol Building.

HB218 Local School Board Business Administrator — Rep. Daniel McCay (R-Riverton)

  • WHAT: This bill defines terms; prohibits a local school board from appointing a business administrator during an interim vacancy period; and entering into a contract on or after May 8, 2012, that contains an automatic renewal provision with a business administrator; and makes technical changes.

  • WHEN: The House Education Committee is slated to hear HB218 in its meeting scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday, February 6, in Room 445 of the State Capitol Building.

* Utah State Board of Education Position

* Green = Support

* Light Green = Support the Concept

* Yellow = Hold for further Study

* Orange = Recommend for Interim Study

* Red = Oppose

* Purple = Unncessary

* Light Blue = Watch

* Blue = No Position

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