Mid-Week Status of Education Bills

Field trip to the Utah Capitol

Field trip to the Utah Capitol

House Bills

HB58SO1 Substitute Protection of Athletes with Head Injuries Act Amendments. Rep. Ray Paul (R-Clearfield) . This bill was passed out of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Monday with a favorable recommendation. It is now in the Senate’s second reading calendar.

HB81S2 Second Substitute Cytomegalovirus Public Health Initiative. Rep. Ronda Menlove (R-Garland). This bill amends the Utah Health Code and directs the Department of Health to establish a public education program regarding the impacts and dangers of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and the methods of prevention of CMV infection. The bill passed the house on Tuesday with a vote of 71-4. It was introduced in the Senate today (Wednesday).

H.B. 278 Substitute Public School Seismic Studies. This bill imposes requirements on a school district regarding seismic safety evaluations of school buildings. Rep. Gage Froerer (R-Huntsville). This bill failed in the House of Monday. A motion to reconsider the bill was passed on Tuesday. It is circled in the House at the moment.

HB285 Modification of Education-related Reporting Requirements. Rep. Francis Gibson (R-Mapleton). This bill eliminates requirements to submit certain reports to the Education Interim Committee, the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee, and the governor. The bill moved to the Senate rules committee on Monday and received a favorable recommendation by the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday.

HB298 Parent Seminar on Youth Protection. Rep. Steve Eliason (R-Sandy). The bill requires school districts to offer an annual seminar to parents with information on substance abuse, bullying, mental health, and Internet safety. Districts can opt out of the seminar if the local board decides it is not needed. The House passed this bill 61-11-3 on Monday. It moved to the Senate Education Committee today (Wednesday).

Senate Bills:

SB10 Retirement Eligibility Amendments. Sen. Todd Weiler (R- Woods Cross). This bill modifies the Utah State Retirement and Insurance Benefit Act by amending 12 retirement eligibility provisions. The House passed this bill today (Wednesday) with a vote of 72-3.

SB43 Financial and Economic Literacy Amendments. Sen. Patricia Jones. (D- Salt Lake City). The bill requires the State Board of Education to establish a task force to study and make recommendations to the board on how to improve financial and economic literacy education. The Senate passed the bill on Tuesday and it is now in the House Education Committee.

SB122 Student Leadership Skills Development. Sen. Aaron Osmond (R-South Jordan) . This bill establishes a pilot program to develop students’ behaviors and skills that enhance learning and are vital to success in a career. The Senate passed the bill with a vote of 28-1 on Tuesday. The bill is now in the House Education Committee.

SB141 Education Contribution on Tax Returns. Sen. Daniel Thatcher (R-West Valley City) . This provides an individual income tax contribution for the Invest More for Education Account. The House Revenue and Taxation Committee passed the bill with a favorable recommendation to the House of Tuesday. The bill is in the House’s consent calendar.

SB162 Concurrent Enrollment Amendments. Sen. Stephen Urquhart (R-St. George) . This bill modifies provisions related to charging partial tuition for concurrent enrollment courses. The Senate passed this bill on Tuesday with a vote of 26-2-1. The bill moves to the House Education Committee.

SB184 Youth Suicide Prevention Revisions. Sen. Luz Robles (D-Salt Lake City) . This bill requires a school to notify a parent: if the parent’s student threatens to commit suicide; or of an alleged incident of bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, hazing, or retaliation involving the parent’s student; and requires a school to have a parent sign a statement acknowledging that the parent was notified of the suicide threat or bullying. The bill was introduced to the Senate today. (Wednesday)

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