2015 Education Bills

Legislative Resources

The Utah State Office of Education has an online resource for members of the public following education in the 2015 Legislative Session.

On this page, you will find:

Utah House Bills and Resolutions

HB2 Public Education Budget Amendments D. Sanpei Supplements or reduces appropriations previously provided for school districts, charter schools, and certain state education agencies for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015, and ending June 30, 2016, and modifies related budgetary provisions. PASSED in House and Senate

HB3  Current Fiscal Year Supplemental Appropriations D. Sanpei Supplements or reduces appropriations previously provided for the use and operation of state government for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015. PASSED in House and Senate

HB30 – Math Teacher Training Program Amendments – Rep. Rebecca Edwards (North Salt Lake City) Expands a grant program for teacher training in math by allowing a grant to be used to provide a stipend, professional development, and leadership opportunities to an experienced mathematics teacher to assist the teacher in becoming a teacher leader. PASSED in House and Senate

HB33 – American Indian-Alaskan Native Education – Rep. Jack Draxler (North Logan) Modifies provisions related to American Indian-Alaskan Native education. PASSED in House and Senate

HB38 Supplemental Savings Plan Amendments – Rep. Rich Cunningham (South Jordan) Modifies the Utah State Personnel Management Act by amending provisions related to state employee benefits. PASSED in House and Senate

HB40 Expungement Amendments – Rep. Eric Hutchings (Kearns) Makes specific changes regarding the expungement of information in state agency files and creates a statement of legislative intent with regard to expungement.

HB45S2 Local Governing Body Amendments – Rep. Rich Cunningham (South Jordan) Enacts language related to a municipal or county governing body or local school board. PASSED in House and Senate

HB49 – Clean Fuel School Buses and Infrastructure – Rep. Stephen Handy (Layton) Provides grants to replace school buses and to create infrastructure for alternative fuel vehicles.

HB49S1 Clean Fuel School Buses and Infrastructure S. Handy Provides grants to replace school buses and to create infrastructure for alternative fuel vehicles.

HB54 Public Education Increased Funding Program – Rep. Jack Draxler (North Logan) Amends income tax provisions and provides for public school funding.

HB54S1 Public Education Increased Funding Program J. Draxler Amends income tax provisions and provides for public school funding.

HB67 Grants for Digital Learning – Rep. Jacob Anderegg (Lehi) Provides funding for local education agencies to facilitate digital learning.

HB68 Student Privacy Act – Rep. Jacob Anderegg (Lehi) Creates the Student Privacy Act and addresses the release of public school student information.

HB68S1 Student Privacy Act Rep. Jacob Anderegg (Lehi)  Creates the Student Privacy Act and addresses the release of public school student information.

HB69 English Language Arts Instructional Tool – Rep. Carol Moss Spackman (Salt Lake City) Provides for English language arts instruction in public schools.

HB69S1 English Language Arts Instructional Tool – Rep. Carol Moss Spackman (Salt Lake City) Provides for supplemental English language arts instruction in public schools.

HB70 Posting Political Signs on Public Property  – Rep. Brad Daw (Orem) Addresses the posting of political signs on public property.

HB70S1 Posting Political Signs on Public Property  – Rep. Brad Daw (Orem) Addresses the posting of political signs on public property. PASSED in House and Senate

HB73S2 Nepotism Amendments – Rep.  Bruce Cutler ( Murray) Amends provisions prohibiting a public officer from employing a relative. PASSED in House and Senate

HB77 Postretirement Employment – Rep. Rich Cunningham (South Jordan) Modifies the Utah State Retirement and Insurance Benefit Act by amending provisions for postretirement reemployment.

HB77S2 Postretirement Employment Task Force – Rep. Rich Cunningham (South Jordan) Creates the Postretirement Employment Task Force; providesfor membership, salary, and expenses of the task force members; and provides for task force duties, meetings, and reports.

HB81 Local School Board Meetings Requirements – Rep. Craig Hall (West Valley City) Requires a local school board to hold the local school board’s public meetings within the geographic boundary of the local school board’s school district and provides an exception for meetings held during a declared disaster or local emergency. PASSED in House and Senate

HB81S2 Local School Board Meetings Requirements C. Hall Requires a local school board to hold the local school board’s public meetings within the geographic boundary of the local school board’s school district; and provides an exception for a meeting held during a disaster or local emergency or a meeting held during a site visit. PASSED in House and Senate

HB82 Request for Legislation Amendments – Rep. Kraig Powell (Heber City) Modifies a provision relating to the status of information on a request for legislation form.

HB93 School District Amendments – Rep. Craig Hall (West Valley City) Amends certain provisions related to the creation of a new school district.

HB105 Antidiscrimination Modifications – Rep. Justin Miller (Salt Lake City) Modifies the Utah Antidiscrimination Act to address pregnancy, childbirth, pregnancy-related conditions, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to breastfeeding.

HB105S1 Antidiscrimination Modifications – Rep. Justin Miller (Salt Lake City)  Modifies the Utah Antidiscrimination Act to address breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding. PASSED in House and Senate

HB109 Expungement of Administrative Action – Rep. Brian Greene (Pleasant Grove) Modifies the treatment of agency records, including providing for the administrative expungement of agency records under certain circumstances.

HB109S1 Expungement of Administrative Action – Rep. Brian Greene (Pleasant Grove) Modifies the treatment of agency records, including providing for the administrative expungement of agency records under certain circumstances.

HB109S2 Expungement of Administrative Action  – Rep. Brian Greene (Pleasant Grove) Modifies the treatment of agency records, including providing for the administrative expungement of agency records under certain circumstances

HB113 Dual Enrollment Amendments – Rep. Dean Sanpei (Provo) Defines terms and provides that a dual enrollment student may participate on a
part-time basis in academic activities or programs that are designated as full-time

HB114 Test Preparation Resources – Rep. Bradley Last (Hurricane) Provides for online test preparation programs to prepare students for Advanced
Placement exams and the college placement test most commonly used by institutions within the state system of higher education.

HB114S1 Test Preparation Resources – Rep. Bradley Last (Hurricane) Provides for online test preparation programs to prepare students for Advanced
Placement exams and the college placement test most commonly used by institutions within the state system of higher education.

HB117 Public Meeting Notice Requirements – Rep. Jon Stanard (St. George) Modifies a provision of the Open and Public Meetings Act. PASSED in House and Senate

HB118 Public Education Human Resource Management – Rep. Bradley Last (Hurricane) Modifies the definition of unsatisfactory performance and addresses dismissal procedures for a career employee who exhibits both unsatisfactory performance and conduct that is a cause for dismissal.

HB118S1 Public Education Human Resource Management Act Revisions – Rep. Bradley Last (Hurricane) Modifies the definition of unsatisfactory performance and addresses dismissal procedures for a career employee who exhibits both unsatisfactory performance and conduct that is a cause for dismissal. PASSED in House and Senate

HB119 Charter School Finance Amendments – Rep. Bradley Last (Hurricane) Requires a school district to allocate 25% of district per pupil revenues for each student of the school district who is enrolled in a charter school regardless of the charter school students’ average local revenues. PASSED in House and Senate

HB124 Education Background Check Amendments – Rep. Stephen Handy (Layton) This bill modifies provisions regarding criminal background checks.

HB124S1 Education Background Check Amendments – Rep. Stephen Handy (Layton) This bill modifies provisions regarding criminal background checks.

HB128 Maintenance of Student Records – Rep. Gage Froerer (Huntsville) Amends provisions related to a record a school maintains to verify that a parent was notified of certain incidents or threats. PASSED in House and Senate

HB134 Tax Credit for Home-schooling Parent – Rep. David Lifferth (Eagle Mountain) defines terms; enacts a tax credit for a home-schooling parent; provides that the tax credit is subject to apportionment; and requires the Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee to conduct a study related to the tax credit.

HB148 State Employee Health Clinic – Rep. Stewart Barlow (Fruit Heights) Amends the Public Employees’ Benefit and Insurance Program Act to establish a pilot program for a state employee health clinic.

HB148S1 State Employee Health Clinic – Rep. Stewart Barlow (Fruit Heights) Amends the Public Employees’ Benefit and Insurance Program Act to establish a pilot program for a state employee health clinic. PASSED in House and Senate

HB150 Prohibition on Electronic Data Collection Assistance – Rep. Marc Roberts (Santaquin) Prohibits cooperation between a federal agency that collects electronic data and any political subdivisions of the state.

HB163 Student Data Breach Requirements – Rep. John Knotwell (Herriman) Defines terms; and requires an education entity to make notification if there is a release of personally identifiable student data due to a security breach. PASSED in House and Senate

HB172 Payroll Services Amendments – Rep. Robert Spendlove (Sandy) Amends the definition of executive branch entities that are provided payroll services by the Department of Human Resource Management to exclude Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. PASSED in House and Senate

HB180 Teacher Salary Supplement Program – Rep. Rebecca Edwards (North Salt Lake) Allows a teacher with a bachelor’s degree minor in certain areas to qualify for the Teacher Salary Supplement Program.

HB186 State School Board Membership and Election Amendments – Rep. Francis Gibson (Mapleton) Amends provisions of the Election Code and Title 53A, State System of Public Education, to change the membership of, and the process for election of members of, the State Board of Education.

HB186S2 State School Board Membership and Election Amendments – Rep. Francis Gibson (Mapleton) Amends provisions of the Election Code and Title 53A, State System of Public Education, to change the membership of, and the process for election of members of, the State Board of Education.

HB197 Educator Licensing Amendments – Rep. Kim Coleman (West Jordan) Modifies provisions relating to educator licensing.

HB198 Strengthening College and Career Readiness – Rep. Patrice Arent (Salt Lake City) Creates a program to provide grants to local education agencies for professional development for school counselors.

HB203 Teacher Salary Supplement Program Amendments – Rep. Bradley Last (Hurricane) Amends the definition of an eligible teacher; changes the amount of the salary supplement for eligible teachers; and changes the entity that distributes money for the Teacher Salary Supplement Program.

HB203S1 Teacher Salary Supplement Program Amendments – Rep. Bradley Last (Hurricane) Amends the definition of an eligible teacher; changes the amount of the salary supplement for eligible teachers; and changes the entity that distributes money for the Teacher Salary Supplement Program.

HB204 Tax Increment Amendments – Rep. Jeremy Peterson (Ogden) Modifies a definition and limits what constitutes tax increment under community development and renewal agency provisions.

HB204S1 Tax Increment Amendments – Rep. Jeremy Peterson (Ogden) Addresses tax increment under community development and renewal agency provisions. PASSED in House and Senate

HB207 Educator Tax Credit – Rep. Steve Eliason (Sandy) Defines terms and enacts a nonrefundable tax credit for certain expenses an educator incurs.

HB207S1 Educator Tax Credit – Rep. Steve Eliason (Sandy) Defines terms and enacts a nonrefundable tax credit for certain expenses an educator incurs.

HB208 School District Postemployment Health Insurance Benefits – Rep. Steve Eliason (Sandy) Modifies the State System of Public Education code by amending provisions relating to school district and charter school postemployment health insurance benefits. PASSED in House and Senate

HB210 Early College High Schools – Rep. Val Peterson (Orem) Distinguishes an early college high school from a regularly authorized charter school.

HB210S1 Early College High Schools – Rep. Val Peterson (Orem) Distinguishes an early college high school from a regularly authorized charter school.

HB213 Safe Technology Utilization and Digital Citizenship in Public Schools – Rep. Keven Stratton (Orem) Amends provisions related to educational technology and school community councils.

HB213S1 Safe Technology Utilization and Digital Citizenship in Public Schools – Rep. Keven Stratton (Orem)  Requires a school district or charter school that purchases educational technology to ensure that adequate on and off campus Internet filtering is in place and requires a school community council to fulfill certain duties related to safe technology utilization and digital citizenship.

HB213S2 Safe Technology Utilization and Digital Citizenship in Public Schools – Rep. Keven Stratton (Orem)  Requires a school district or charter school that purchases educational technology to ensure that adequate on and off campus Internet filtering is in place and requires a school community council to fulfill certain duties related to safe technology utilization and digital citizenship. PASSED in House and Senate

HB216 Workplace Abusive Conduct Amendments – Rep. Keven Stratton (Orem) Modifies the Utah State Personnel Management Act to address workplace abusive conduct.

HB216S1 Workplace Abusive Conduct Amendments – Rep. Keven Stratton (Orem) Modifies the Utah State Personnel Management Act to address workplace abusive conduct.

HB216S2 Workplace Abusive Conduct Amendments to Promote a Healthy Workplace – Rep. Keven Stratton (Orem)  Modifies the Utah State Personnel Management Act to address workplace abusive conduct.

HB231 School Board Levy Amendments – Rep. Kraig Powell (Heber City) Provides that all school districts are subject to the same property tax rate cap for the board local levy and makes technical amendments, including deleting old language.

HB237 Vision Screening Amendments – Rep. Mel Brown (Coalville) Amends provisions related to vision screening services for children.

HB237S1 Vision Screening Amendments – Rep. Mel Brown (Coalville) Amends provisions related to vision screening services for children. PASSED in House and Senate

HB242 State and Local Government Employee Policies – Rep. Justin Miller (Salt Lake City) Enacts language related to the accommodation of public employees who are breastfeeding. PASSED in House and Senate

HB257 Educator Licensing Modifications – Rep. Norman Thurston (Provo) Modifies provisions relating to educational personnel preparation programs.

HB263 State School Board Powers Modifications – Rep. Norman Thurston (Provo) Modifies provisions relating to state school board powers.

HB264 Competency Licensing for Educators – Rep. David Lifferth (Eagle Mountain) Amends educator competency-based licensing requirements.

HB270 Building Certification Standards – Rep. Stewart Barlow (Fruit Heights) Establishes a program to certify buildings that meet certain construction standards.

HB282 Online Education Program Amendments – Rep. Brad Daw (Orem) Expands the entities that may offer secondary school level and concurrent enrollment courses through the Statewide Online Education Program and authorizes institutions within the state system of higher education to offer secondary school level and concurrent enrollment courses through the Statewide Online Education Program.

HB282S1 Online Education Program Amendments – Rep. Brad Daw (Orem) Expands the entities that may offer secondary school level courses through the Statewide Online Education Program. PASSED in House and Senate

HB293 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Program Amendments – Rep. Val Peterson (Orem) Modifies provisions related to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Action Center.

HB294 School Transportation Amendments -Rep. Don Ipson (St. George) Amends provisions related to student eligibility for state-supported transportation.

HB297 State School Board Elections Amendments – Rep. Norman Thurston (Provo) Changes the method, and related provisions, for electing members to the State Board of Education.

HB301 Pesticide Application Notification Amendments – Rep. Brian King (Salt Lake City) Requires a local school board or charter school governing board to notify the school community before applying a pesticide inside a school building or on school grounds.

HB301S1 Pesticide Application Notification Amendments – Rep. Brian King (Salt Lake City) Requires a local school board or charter school governing board to notify the school community before applying a pesticide inside a school building or on school grounds.

HB303 Legislative Approval of Land Transfers – Rep. Norman Thurston (Provo) Describes the procedure for selling, exchanging, or transferring state land.

HB303S1 Legislative Approval of Land Transfers – Rep. Norman Thurston (Provo) Describes the procedure for selling, exchanging, or transferring state land.

HB305 State Board of Education Membership Amendments Rep. Daniel McCay (Riverton) Provides for partisan election of the members of the State Board of Education and provides for appointment of the members of the State Board of Education if the voters pass a constitutional amendment permitting appointment.

HB306 Fees for Government Records Requests – Rep. Brian King (Salt Lake City) Modifies provisions of the Government Records Access and Management Act relating to fees charged for record requests.

HB309 Living Wage – Rep. Justin Miller (Salt Lake City) Provides the minimum wage for a private or public employee within the state and addresses the circumstances under which the minimum wage shall increase.

HB312 Reporting and Expenditure of Public Funds Amendments – Rep. Sophia DiCaro ( West Valley City) Modifies provisions related to fiscal matters.

HB316 Parental Leave for State Employees – Rep. Justin Miller (Salt Lake City) Enacts language related to parental leave.

HB331 Professional Learning Grant Program – Rep. Bradley Last (Hurricane) Requires the State Board of Education to establish a professional learning grant program.

HB335 Stem Action Center Amendments – Rep. Jon Stanard (St. George)  Creates the Southern Utah STEM Center, within the STEM Action Center to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in southern Utah.

HB337 Career and Technical Education Comprehensive Study – Rep. Rich Cunningham (South Jordan)  Creates the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Board and provides for the CTE Board to conduct a comprehensive study.

HB342 Amendments to State School Board Election Process Rep. Kraig Powell (Heber City)Amends provisions relating to the election of a member of the State School Board.

HB344 Longitudinal Data Management Act – Rep.Jacob Anderegg (Lehi) Enacts provisions related to longitudinal data.

HB345 Abuse Policy for Educators – Rep. Daniel McCay (Riverton) Modifies provisions related to school personnel employment and licensing procedures and student abuse reporting.

HB345S1 Abuse Policy for Educators – Rep. Daniel McCay (Riverton) Modifies provisions related to school personnel employment and licensing procedures and student abuse reporting.

HB345S2 Abuse Policy for Educators – Rep. Daniel McCay (Riverton) Modifies provisions related to school personnel employment and licensing procedures and student abuse reporting. PASSED in House and Senate

HB346 School Building Costs Reporting Amendments – Rep. John Knotwell (Herriman) Amends requirements for reporting school building costs on the Utah Public Finance Website. PASSED in House and Senate

HB358 Voted and Board Levy Amendments – Rep. Joel Briscoe (Salt Lake City) Amends school district property tax provisions and funding for public schools.

HB360 Utah Education Amendments – Rep. LaVar Christensen (Draper) Enacts provisions related to statewide education policy and planning and amends provisions related to national education programs and state academic standards.

HB363 School Land Trust Program Amendments – Rep. Rich Cunningham (South Jordan) Amends provisions related to the School LAND Trust Program and school community councils.

HB364 Suicide Prevention Amendments – Rep. Steve Eliason (Sandy) Amends State Board of Education and Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health program components for suicide prevention and amends interim committee reporting requirements.

HB367 Education Ethics Training Requirement – Rep. Joel Briscoe (Salt Lake City) Requires a school employee to complete education ethics training.

HB392 Requirements for Career and Technical Education Teachers – Rep. Brad Daw (Orem) Enacts provisions related to teacher qualifications for career and technical education courses.

HB397 Local School Funding Options – Rep. Norman Thurston (Provo) Creates the Block Grant Funding Pilot Program.

HB403 Online Education Survey Program Amendments – Rep. Steve Eliason (Sandy) Extends the pilot online school survey program for an additional year and amends the repeal date related to the pilot online school survey. PASSED in House and Senate

HB424 Epilepsy Training in Public Schools – Rep. Douglas Sagers (Tooele) Provides for the administration of intranasal midazolam to a public school student under certain circumstances.

HB434 Student User Privacy in Education Rights Act – Rep. Mike McKell (Spanish Fork) Defines terms and requires the State Board of Education to make rules regarding requirements of and prohibitions on the collection and use of student personal information by private website, mobile application, or online service providers.

HB438 Amendments to the Nominating Committee for the School and Institutional Trust Lands Board of Trustees Rep. Mel Brown (Coalville)Provides that a member of the State Board of Education may not serve as a member of the nominating committee for the School and Institutional Trust Lands Board of Trustees.

HB444 Charter School Funding Task Force – Rep. Francis Gibson (Mapleton) Creates the Charter School Funding Task Force; provides for membership of the task force and compensation for members; and specifies duties and responsibilities of the task force.

HB447S2 Protections on Parental Guidance in Public Schools B. Dee This bill amends provisions related to human sexuality instruction in public schools. PASSED in House and Senate

HCR7 Concurrent Resolution Urging Development of Methods to Minimize Excessive Testing and its Negative Impacts on the Schoolchildren of Utah – Rep Marie Poulson (Salt Lake City) Urges the development of methods and protocols that will minimize excessive standardized testing and its negative effects on Utah’s public school children.

HJR10 Joint Resolution Regarding Public Employee Health Plan – Rep. James Dunnigan (Taylorsville) Directs the Public Employees’ Benefit and Insurance Program to adjust cost sharing and reserves for the 2015-2016 benefit year. PASSED in House and Senate

HJR16 Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution — Governance of Public Education – Rep. Daniel McCay (Riverton) Proposes to amend the Utah Constitution to modify provisions relating to the State Board of Education.

HJR17 Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution — Limit on Federal Funds Rep. Robert Spendlove (Sandy) Proposes to amend the Utah Constitution to enact a limitation on the amount of federal funds the State may receive.

HJR18 Joint Resolution on Parental Rights Regarding the Education of Their Children – Rep.Jacob Anderegg (Lehi) Asserts parents’ rights to direct their children’s education.

HR5 House Resolution Regarding Mathematics Proficiency among High School Students – Rep. Steve Eliason (Sandy)  Expresses support for a requirement that a Utah high school student be enrolled in, and pass, a mathematics course all four years of high school unless the student demonstrates mathematics proficiency.

Utah Senate Bills and Resolutions

SB1 Public Education Base Budget Amendments – Sen. Howard Stephenson (Draper) Appropriates funds for the support and operation of public education for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015, and ending June 30, 2016.

SB1S1 Public Education Base Budget Amendments – Sen. Howard Stephenson (Draper) Appropriates funds for the support and operation of public education for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015, and ending June 30, 2016.  PASSED in Senate and House

SB11 Utah Retirement Systems Revisions – Sen. Todd Weiler (Woods Cross) Modifies the Utah State Retirement and Insurance Benefit Act by amending provisions relating to the Utah Retirement Systems.  PASSED in Senate and House

SB12S1 Child Care Amendments – Sen. Allen Christensen (North Ogden) Amends provisions of the Utah Health Code related to child care. PASSED in Senate and House

SB29 School Planning and Zoning Process – Sen. Evan Vickers (Cedar City) Amends the notification requirements for a public school to a local government if the public school intends to acquire a school site or construct a school building. PASSED in Senate and House

SB33 Public School Early Graduation Amendments – Sen. Aaron Osmond (South Jordan) Amends and enacts certain early graduation requirements and incentives.

SB33S1 Public School Graduation Amendments – Sen. Aaron Osmond (South Jordan) Amends and enacts certain early graduation requirements and incentives.

SB34 Charter School Authorization Amendments – Sen. Aaron Osmond (South Jordan) Allows a municipal legislative body to authorize a charter school located within the municipality’s boundaries.

SB34S1 Charter School Authorization Amendments – Sen. Aaron Osmond (South Jordan) Allows a municipal legislative body to authorize a charter school located within the municipality’s boundaries.

SB37 Data Reporting Regarding Front-line Teachers – Sen. Aaron Osmond (South Jordan) Defines terms; and requires the State Board of Education to report data to the Education Interim Committee on the allocation of resources for front-line teachers; and make the data available on the Internet.

SB38 Behavioral Testing and Tracking Restrictions – Sen. Aaron Osmond (South Jordan) Eliminates references to behavioral testing or tracking in public schools; and makes technical changes. PASSED in Senate and House

SB55 Community Development and Renewal Agencies Task Force – Sen. Wayne Harper ( Taylorsville) Creates the Community Development and Renewal Agencies Task Force; provides for salary and expenses of task force members; and provides for task force duties, meetings, and reports.

SB58 Municipal and County Officials Attendance At School District Board Meetings – Sen. Wayne Harper ( Taylorsville) Modifies provisions relating to school district board meetings that a mayor or county executive or county manager, or designee, may attend.

SB58S1 Municipal and County Officials Attendance At School District Board Meetings – Sen. Wayne Harper ( Taylorsville) Modifies provisions relating to school district board meetings that a mayor or county executive or county manager, or designee, may attend.

SB58S2 Municipal and County Officials Attendance At School District Board Meetings – Sen. Wayne Harper ( Taylorsville) Modifies provisions relating to school district board meetings that a mayor or county executive or county manager, or designee, may attend. PASSED in Senate and House

SB60 American Civics Education Initiative – Sen. Howard Stephenson (Draper) This bill requires an individual to pass the basic civics test as a condition for receiving a high school diploma or adult education secondary diploma.

SB60S2 American Civics Education Initiative – Sen. Howard Stephenson (Draper) This bill requires an individual to pass the basic civics test as a condition for receiving a high school diploma or adult education secondary diploma.

SB62 Certified Tax Rates Amendments – Sen. Wayne Harper (Taylorsville)Provides for adjustments of the certified tax rates of school districts. PASSED in Senate and House

SB69 Clean-burning Fuel for Motor Pools – Sen. Scott Jenkins (Plain City) Establishes fuel efficiency requirements for government vehicles.

SB75 Elementary Arts Learning Program Amendments – Sen. Curtis Bramble (Provo) Modifies the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Elementary Arts Learning Program.  PASSED in Senate and House

SB78 School District Property Tax Amendments – Sen. Howard Stephenson (Draper) Modifies requirements for the imposition of property taxes in a new district and remaining school district after a school district split. PASSED in Senate and House

SB84 Federal Nutrition Standards Exemptions – Sen. Aaron Osmond (South Jordan) Requires the State Board of Education to make rules allowing exemptions to federal nutrition standards for foods sold for a school-sponsored fund-raiser; and provides direction for the rules described in this bill.

SB91 Postretirement Employment Amendments – Sen. Lyle Hillyard (Logan) Modifies the Utah State Retirement and Insurance Benefit Act by amending provisions for postretirement reemployment.

SB97 Property Tax Equalization Amendments – Sen. Aaron Osmond (South Jordan) Makes changes related to school property taxes and funding.

SB97S1 Property Tax Equalization Amendments – Sen. Aaron Osmond (South Jordan) Makes changes related to school property taxes and funding.

SB97S3 Property Tax Equalization Amendments – Sen. Aaron Osmond (South Jordan) Makes changes related to school property taxes and funding. PASSED in Senate and House

SB100 Antidiscrimination Amendments – Sen. Stephen Urquhart (St. George) Modifies the Utah Antidiscrimination Act and the Utah Fair Housing Act to address discrimination.

SB104 Education Elections and Reporting Amendments – Sen. Alvin A. Jackson (Highland) Amends provisions of the Election Code to make candidates for, and members of, the State Board of Education and local school boards subject to partisan election and modifies the reporting requirements of state school board office candidates and officeholders.

SB104S1 Education Elections and Reporting Amendments – Sen. Alvin A. Jackson (Highland) A. Jackson Amends provisions of the Election Code to make candidates for, and members of, the State Board of Education and local school boards subject to partisan election and modifies the reporting requirements of state school board office candidates and officeholders.

SB104S3 Education Elections and Reporting Amendments – Sen. Alvin A. Jackson (Highland) A. Jackson Amends provisions of the Election Code to make candidates for, and members of, the State Board of Education and local school boards subject to partisan election and modifies the reporting requirements of state school board office candidates and officeholders.

SB104S5 Education Elections and Reporting Amendments – Sen. Alvin A. Jackson (Highland) A. Jackson Amends provisions of the Election Code to make candidates for, and members of, the State Board of Education and local school boards subject to partisan election and modifies the reporting requirements of state school board office candidates and officeholders.

SB106 Class Size Reduction Program Amendments – Sen. Wayne Harper (Taylorsville) Amends provisions related to class size reduction in public schools.

SB107 Computer Science Initiative for Public Schools – Sen. Howard Stephenson (Draper) Provides for computer science instruction in public schools.

SB114 Board of Education Compensation Amendments – Sen. Aaron Osmond (South Jordan)  Amends provisions related to the compensation of members of the State Board of Education.

SB114S1 Board of Education Compensation Amendments – Sen. Aaron Osmond (South Jordan)  Amends provisions related to the compensation of members of the State Board of Education. PASSED in Senate and House

SB116 Public School Dropout Recovery – Sen. Aaron Osmond (South Jordan)  Provides for public school dropout recovery services.

SB116S1 Public School Dropout Recovery – Sen. Aaron Osmond (South Jordan)  Provides for public school dropout recovery services.

SB116S2 Public School Dropout Recovery – Sen. Aaron Osmond (South Jordan)  Provides for public school dropout recovery services.

SB117 Interventions for Reading Difficulties Pilot Program – Sen. Aaron Osmond (South Jordan) Creates a pilot program to provide interventions for students at risk for, or experiencing, reading difficulties, including dyslexia. PASSED in Senate and House

SB132S1 Fiscal Requirements for Local Governments and Nonprofits – Sen. Curtis Bramble (Provo)  Modifies provisions related to fiscal requirements for local governments and nonprofits.

SB132S3 Fiscal Requirements for Local Governments and Nonprofits – Sen. Curtis Bramble (Provo)  Modifies provisions related to fiscal requirements for local governments and nonprofits. PASSED in Senate and House

SB145 Physics Education Pilot Program – Sen. Howard Stephenson (Draper) Creates a pilot grant program for physics education in secondary schools.

SB145S1 Physics Education Proposal – Sen. Howard Stephenson (Draper)Requires the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Action Center Board to make recommendations to the Legislature related to physics education. PASSED in Senate and House

SB147 Epinephrine Auto-injector Use Expansion – Sen. Margaret Dayton (Orem) Amends the Emergency Injection For Anaphylactic Reaction Act in the Utah Health Code. PASSED in Senate and House

SB151 National Board Certification Scholarships for Teachers – Sen. Aaron Osmond (South Jordan) Creates a National Board Certification Scholarship Program for public school teachers.

SB157 Government Records Access and Management Act Amendments – Sen. Curtis Bramble (Provo) Modifies the Government Records Access and Management Act.

SB159 Background Checks for State Accountants – Sen. Deodre Henderson (Spanish Fork) Enacts language related to background checks for certain public employees. PASSED in Senate and House

SB168 Civic Center Amendments – Sen. Curtis Bramble (Provo) Provides for charter school buildings and grounds to be used as civic centers. PASSED in Senate and House

SB170 Career Service Review Amendments – Sen. Todd Weiler (Woods Cross) Allows the administrator of the Career Service Review Office to act as a hearing officer in certain circumstances. PASSED in Senate and House

SB175 School Safety and Crisis Line – Sen. D. Thatcher (West Valley City) Establishes a School Safety and Crisis Line.

SB175S2 School Safety and Crisis Line – Sen. D. Thatcher (West Valley City) Establishes a School Safety and Crisis Line. PASSED in Senate and House

SB176 Governmental Immunity Act Amendments – Sen. Curtis Bramble (Provo) Modifies provisions of the Governmental Immunity Act of Utah.

SB176S1 Governmental Immunity Act Amendments – Sen. Curtis Bramble (Provo) Modifies provisions of the Governmental Immunity Act of Utah.

SB176S2 Governmental Immunity Act Amendments – Sen. Curtis Bramble (Provo) Modifies provisions of the Governmental Immunity Act of Utah. PASSED in Senate and House

SB195 Amendments to State Board of Education – Sen. Ann Millner (Ogden) Provides for partisan election of the members of the State Board of Education and provides for appointment of the members of the State Board of Education if the voters pass a constitutional amendment permitting appointment.

SB196 Math Competency Initiative – Sen. Ann Millner (Ogden) Enacts provisions relating to public school mathematics competency standards.

SB196S1 Math Competency Initiative – Sen. Ann Millner (Ogden) Enacts provisions relating to public school mathematics competency standards.

SB196S2 Math Competency Initiative – Sen. Ann Millner (Ogden) Enacts provisions relating to public school mathematics competency standards. PASSED in Senate and House

SB204 Parental Rights in Public Education Amendments – Sen. Aaron Osmond (South Jordan) Amends provisions related to certain rights of a parent or guardian of a student enrolled in a public school and provisions related to achievement tests.

SB204S1 Parental Rights in Public Education Amendments – Sen. Aaron Osmond (South Jordan) Amends provisions related to certain rights of a parent or guardian of a student enrolled in a public school and provisions related to achievement tests.

SB204S2 Parental Rights in Public Education Amendments – Sen. Aaron Osmond (South Jordan) Amends provisions related to certain rights of a parent or guardian of a student enrolled in a public school and provisions related to achievement tests. PASSED in Senate and House

SB210 Education Testing Amendments – Sen. Alvin A. Jackson (Highland)  Provides that the State Board of Education shall develop, publish, and administer each test that is a part of U-PASS.

SB219 World Language Proficiency Recognition – Sen. Howard Stephenson (Draper) Enacts and amends provisions relating to world language requirements for secondary students.

SB219S1 World Language Proficiency Recognition – Sen. Howard Stephenson (Draper) Enacts and amends provisions relating to world language requirements for secondary students.

SB222 Digital Teaching and Learning Program – Sen. Howard Stephenson (Draper) Creates a digital teaching and learning program for public schools.

SB223 USTAR Governance Amendments – Sen. Aaron Osmond (South Jordan) Modifies provisions regarding the Utah Science Technology and Research Governing Authority.

SB223S1 USTAR Governance Amendments – Sen. Aaron Osmond (South Jordan) Modifies provisions regarding the Utah Science Technology and Research Governing Authority. PASSED in Senate and House

SB227 Charter School Revisions – Sep. Deidre Henderson (Spanish Fork) Amends and enacts provisions related to charter schools.

SB227S1 Charter School Revisions – Sep. Deidre Henderson (Spanish Fork) Amends and enacts provisions related to charter schools.

SB235 School Turnaround and Leadership Development Act – Sen. Wayne Niederhauser ( Sandy) Enacts and amends provisions related to turning around low performing schools and developing school leaders.

SB240 School Districts – Transportation Policies – Sen- J. Stuart Adams (Layton) Modifies provisions relating to eligible regional service centers formed by at least two school districts.

SB243 Department of Workforce Services Participation Amendments T. Weiler Amends the Department of Workforce Services’ participation in the Utah Futures program.

SB245 School Grading Amendments – Sen. Ann Millner (Ogden) Amends provisions related to assigning a letter grade to a school based on the proficiency, learning gains, or college and career readiness of the school’s students.

SB255 Data Security Management Council – Sen. Wayne Harper (Taylosville) Creates a Data Security Management Council to develop recommendations for data security and risk assessment.

SB55S1 Data Security Management Council – Sen. Wayne Harper (Taylosville) Creates the Data Security Management Council and directs the council to study statewide data security issues and develop best practice recommendations.PASSED in Senate and House

SB260 Teacher Termination Procedures – Sen. Howard Stephenson (Draper) Amends provisions in the Public Education Human Resource Management Act.

SB262 Intergenerational Poverty Education Amendments – Sen. Aaron Osmond (South Jordan) Provides education funding for persons in intergenerational poverty by enacting the Intergenerational Poverty Education Act, the Income Tax for Intergenerational Poverty Education Act, and the Intergenerational Poverty Education Funding Act.

SB263 Early Reading Amendments – Sen. Stephen Urquhart (St. George) Amends provisions related to early reading assessments and interventions in public schools.

SB268 Student Leadership Skills Grant – Sen. Aaron Osmond (South Jordan)Modifies provisions related to the Student Leadership Skills Development Pilot Program and converts the pilot program to an ongoing program. PASSED in Senate and House

SB270 Carson Smith Scholarship Amendments – Sen J. Stuart Adams (Layton) Amends provisions related to the Carson Smith Scholarship Program. PASSED in Senate and House

SB275 Educator Licensure Amendments – Sen. Jerry Stevenson (Layton) Enacts provisions that allow a teacher who is licensed out of state to teach students in Utah remotely.

SB276 Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention in Public Schools – Sen. Todd Weiler (Woods Cross) Provides for firearm safety and violence prevention instruction in public

SB279 Student Assessment Task Force – Sen. Howard Stephenson (Draper) Creates the Student Assessment Task Force. SW SB 284 Charter School Funding Revisions H. Stephenson Modifies funding for charter schools.

SB285 Student-centered Learning Pilot Program – Sen. Howard Stephenson (Draper) Creates the Student-Centered Learning Pilot Program.

SCR5 Concurrent Resolution Regarding Western Governors University – Sen. Wayne Harper (Taylosville)  Supports partnering with Western Governors University to create Western Governors University Utah to meet the needs of Utah’s adults.

SJR 5 Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution — State Board of Education Changes – Sen. Ann Millner (Ogden) Proposes to amend the Utah Constitution to repeal language providing for the election of members of the State Board of Education; and provide for members of the State Board of Education to be appointed by the Governor, with the consent of the Senate.

* Utah State Board of Education Position

PHS = Passed the House and Senate
PSH = Passed the Senate and House