Mar. 10 Agenda

Senate Education Committee, 8:00 a.m., 210 Senate Bldg.

1. SB0299 Classroom Instruction Time (M. Madsen)
2. HB0186S02 State School Board Membership and Election Amendments (F. Gibson)
3. HB0335S01 Southern Utah Stem Initiative (J. Stanard)
4. HB0363 School Land Trust Program Amendments (R. Cunningham)
5. HB0367 Education Ethics Training Requirement (J. Briscoe)

House Education Committee, 10:15 a.m., 30 Houes Bldg.

1. HB0447S01 Protections on Parental Guidance in Public Schools (B. Dee)
2. SB0270 Carson Smith Scholarship Amendments (J. Adams)
3. SB0175S02 School Safety and Crisis Line (D. Thatcher)
4. SB0227S02 Charter School Revisions (D. Henderson)

Senate Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee, 2:00 p.m., 215 Senate Bldg.

1. HB0068S03 Student Privacy Act (J. Anderegg)
2. HB0337S01 Career and Technical Education Comprehensive Study (R. Cunningham)
4. HB0414S01 Utah Broadband Outreach Center (S. Handy)

Senate Revenue and Taxation  Committee, 2:00 p.m., 250 State Capitol

3. HB0360S01 Utah Education Amendments (L. Christensen)
4. HB0403 Online Education Survey Program Amendments (S. Eliason)

House Judiciary Standing Committee, 2:00 p.m., 20 House Bldg.

4. SB0296 Antidiscrimination and Religious Freedom Amendments (S. Urquhart)

Updated Bills and Bill Status

March 9 Agenda

House Education Committee,7:30 a.m., 30 House Bldg.

1. SB0195 Amendments to State Board of Education (A. Millner)
2. SJR005 Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution — State Board of Education Changes (A. Millner)
3. SB0037 Data Reporting Regarding Front-line Teachers (A. Osmond)
4. SB0204S01 Parental Rights in Public Education Amendments (A. Osmond)
5. SB0145S01 Physics Education Proposal (H. Stephenson)

House  Public Utilities and Technology Standing Committee, 7:30 a.m., 450 Capitol

3. SB0255S01 Data Security Management Council (W. Harper)

Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee, 4:10 p.m., 250 Capitol

1. HB0093S01 School District Amendments (C. Hall)

House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee, 4:10 p.m., 445 Captiol

2. SB0048S01 Evaluating Federal Land (A. Osmond)

Senate Government Operations and Political Subdivisions Committee, 4:14 p.m. 415 Captiol

7. HB0312S01 Reporting and Expenditure of Public Funds Amendments (S. DiCaro)

Updated Bills and Bill Status

Mar. 6 Agenda

House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee, 8:00 a.m., 445 State Capitol

3. HB0438 Amendments to the Nominating Committee for the School and Institutional Trust Lands Board of Trustees

Senate Government Operations and Political Subdivisions Committee, 8:23 a.m., 415 State Captiol

6. HB0306 Fees for Government Records Requests (Brian S. King)

Senate Education Committee, 4:00 p.m., 215 Senate Bldg.

1. HCR007 Concurrent Resolution Urging Development of Methods to Minimize Excessive Testing and its Negative Impacts on the Schoolchildren of Utah (M. Poulson)
2. HB0293 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Program Amendments (V. Peterson)
3. HB0210S01 Early College High Schools (V. Peterson)
4. HB0345S02 Education Abuse Policy (D. McCay)
5. HB0331 Professional Learning Grant Program (B. Last)
6. SB0295 Education Revisions (A. Jackson)

House Political Subdivisions Committee, 4:10 p.m., 450 State Capitol

1. HB0397 Local School Funding Options (N. Thurston)
6. SB0157S02 Government Records Amendments (C. Bramble)

House Revenue and Taxation Committee, 4:10 p.m., 415 State Captiol

3. SB0078 School District Property Tax Amendments (H. Stephenson)

Updated Bills and Bill Status

March 5 Agenda

Senate Education Committee, 8:00 a.m., 210 Senate Bldg.

1. HB0203S01 Teacher Salary Supplement Program Amendments (B. Last)
2. SB0260 Teacher Termination Procedures (H. Stephenson)
3. SB0245 School Grading Amendments (A. Millner)
4. HB0049S02 Clean Fuel School Buses and Infrastructure (S. Handy)
5. HB0124S01 Education Background Check Amendments (S. Handy)
6. HB0197 Educator Licensing Amendments (K. Coleman)
7. HB0208 School District Postemployment Health Insurance Benefits (S. Eliason)
8. HB0213S02 Safe Technology Utilization and Digital Citizenship in Public Schools (K. Stratton)
9. HB0233 Military Education Amendments (C. Oda)
10. HB0293 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Program Amendments (V. Peterson)
11. HCR007 Concurrent Resolution Urging Development of Methods to Minimize Excessive Testing and its Negative Impacts on the Schoolchildren of Utah (M. Poulson)
12. HB0210S01 Early College High Schools (V. Peterson)
13. HB0345S02 Education Abuse Policy (D. McCay)

House Revenue and Taxation Committee, 8:00 a.m., 445 State Capitol

1. HB0358 Voted and Board Levy Amendments (J. Briscoe)
2. SB0078 School District Property Tax Amendments (H. Stephenson)
3. SB0097S03 Property Tax Equalization Amendments (A. Osmond)

Senate Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee, 4:00, 415 State Captiol

3. . HB0349 School and Institutional Trust Lands Budget Amendments (M. Brown)

House Health and Human Services Committee, 4:10, 20 House Bldg.

5. HB0399 Guardianship of Adult Children with Disabilities (R. Edwards)
7. HB0424 Epilepsy Training in Public Schools (D. Sagers)
8. SB0147 Epinephrine Auto-injector Use Expansion (M. Dayton)

House Education Committee, 4:10, 30 House Bldg.

1. SB0106 Class Size Reduction Program Amendments (W. Harper)
2. SCR005 Concurrent Resolution Regarding Western Governors University (W. Harper)
3. HCR009 Concurrent Resolution on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (S. Eliason)
4. HR0005 House Resolution Regarding Mathematics Proficiency among High School Students (S. Eliason)
5. SB0037 Data Reporting Regarding Front-line Teachers (A. Osmond)
6. SB0116S02 Public School Dropout Recovery (A. Osmond)

Updated Bills and Bill Status

March 4 Agenda

House Education Committee, 8:00 a.m., 30 House Bldg.

1. HB0360 Utah Education Amendments (L. Christensen)
2. HB0337 Career and Technical Education Comprehensive Study (R. Cunningham)
3. HB0392 Requirements for Career and Technical Education Teachers (B. Daw)
4. HB0403 Online Education Survey Program Amendments (S. Eliason)
5. SB0114 Board of Education Compensation Amendments (A. Osmond)
6. SB0117 Interventions for Reading Difficulties Pilot Program (A. Osmond)
7. SB0196S01 Math Competency Initiative (A. Millner)
8. SB0106 Class Size Reduction Program Amendments (W. Harper)

House Health and Human Services Committee, 8:00 a.m., 20 House Bldg.

2. SB0147 Epinephrine Auto-injector Use Expansion (M. Dayton)

Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee, 8:00 a.m., 250 State Captiol

1. SB0276 Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention in Public Schools (T. Weiler)

Senate Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee, 4:00 p.m. 215 Senate Bldg.

1. HB0282S01 Online Education Program Amendments (B. Daw)
3. HB0346 School Building Costs Reporting Amendments (J. Knotwell)

Senate Government Operations and Political Subdivisions Committee, 4:12 p.m., 415 State Capitol

1. HB0242 State and Local Government Employee Policies (J. Miller)

2. HB0251S01 Amendments to the Interlocal Act (Johnny Anderson)

Updated Bills and Bill Status

Mar. 3 Agenda

Senate Retirement and Independent Entities Committee, 7:05 a.m., 216 Senate Bldg.

2.  HB0077S02 Postretirement Employment Task Force (R. Cunningham)

House Transportation Committee, 8:30 a.m., 30 House Bldg.

1. HB0359 Driver Training Revisions (R. Spendlove)

Senate Education Committee, 4:00 p.m., 210 Senate Bldg.

1. SB0151 National Board Certification Scholarships for Teachers (A. Osmond)
2. SB0084 Federal Nutrition Standards Exemptions (A. Osmond)
3. SB0260 Teacher Termination Procedures (H. Stephenson)
4. SB0279 Student Assessment Task Force (H. Stephenson)
5. SB0283 Post-secondary Career and Educational Choice Amendments (H. Stephenson)
6. SB0284 Charter School Funding Revisions (H. Stephenson)
7. SB0285 Student-centered Learning Pilot Program (H. Stephenson)
8. SB0245 School Grading Amendments (A. Millner)
9. HB0118S01 Public Education Human Resource Management Act Revisions (B. Last)
10. HB0203S01 Teacher Salary Supplement Program Amendments (B. Last)

House Revenue and Taxation Committee, 4:10 p.m. 445 State Captiol

4. HB0134 Tax Credit for Home-schooling Parent (D. Lifferth)

Updated Bills and Bill Status

March 2 Agenda

Senate Education Committee, 8:00 a.m., 210 Senate Bldg.

1. HB0049S02 Clean Fuel School Buses and Infrastructure (S. Handy)
2. SB0253 Exceptions for Privately Funded Scholarships (S. Jenkins)
3. SB0263 Early Reading Amendments (S. Urquhart)
4. SB0270 Carson Smith Scholarship Amendments (J. Adams)
5. SB0275 Educator Licensure Amendments (J. Stevenson)
6. SB0268 Student Leadership Skills Grant (A. Osmond)
7. HB0198 Strengthening College and Career Readiness (P. Arent)

Senate Business and Labor Committee, 8:00 a.m., 215 Senate Bldg.

12. HB0105S01 Antidiscrimination Modifications (J. Miller)

Senate Health and Human Services Committee, 8:00 a.m., 450 Capitol

5. HB0237S01 Vision Screening Amendments (M. Brown)

House Government Operations Committee, 8:00 a.m., 30 House Bldg.

2. HB0312 Reporting and Expenditure of Public Funds Amendments (S. DiCaro)

House Revenue and Taxation, 8:00 a.m., 445 State Capitol

1.  HB0328 Tax Changes (D. McCay)

House Political Subdivisions Committee, 8:00 a.m., 450 State Capitol

4. SB0132S03 Fiscal Requirements for Local Governments and Nonprofits (C. Bramble)

House Education Committee, 4:10, 30 House Bldg.

1. HB0360 Utah Education Amendments (L. Christensen)
2. HB0335 Stem Action Center Amendments (J. Stanard)
3. HB0093 School District Amendments (C. Hall)
4. HB0068S01 Student Privacy Act (J. Anderegg)
5. HB0367 Education Ethics Training Requirement (J. Briscoe)
6. HB0363 School Land Trust Program Amendments (R. Cunningham)

Updated Bills and Bill Status

Feb. 27 Agenda

House Judiciary Committee, 8:00 a.m., 20 House Bldg

3. HB0109S02 Expungement of Administrative Action (B. Greene)

Revenue and Taxation, 8:00, 450 State Capitol

3. HB0207S01 Educator Tax Credit and Related Study (S. Eliason)

House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee, 8:00, 445 State Captiol

1.  HB0349 School and Institutional Trust Lands Budget Amendments (M. Brown)

Senate Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee, 8:30, 215 Senate Bldg.

3. SB0262 Intergenerational Poverty Education Amendments (A. Osmond)

House Retirement and Independent Entities Committee, 12:30, 215 Senate Bldg.

1. HB0347 Retirement Window Amendments (R. Cunningham)

Bill Update and Status

Much Ado About the State Board

The House Education Committee had a fascinating discussion today on the block of bills that would change the Board of Education election process. In the discussion, the Committee considered 6 bills and one joint resolution.  (See Tab 3 of the Tracking Sheet for a side by side comparison of each bill.) The bills included modifications to the current Board of Education election to both partisan and non-partisan elections. The board also considered a joint resolution that would call for a constitutional amendment to change the process to one of governor appointment. The discussion broke the bills down to 3 categories: local partisan election, state partisan election and non-partisan. At one point in the discussion Rep. Last made the suggestion that they send all bills to the House floor for a full discussion of each. Ultimately, the board voted to send 3 bills representing each of the 3 categories to the floor and the rest were held in Committee. Here is the break-down:

Those passed out of Committee for floor discussion:
HB 186 (Gibson) – An individual may be placed on the ballot as a nonpartisan candidate by filing a declaration of candidacy, and obtaining 2,000 signatures from members in his district.
SB 105 Sub. 5 (Jackson) – Provides for partisan elections (requiring 4,000 signatures to seek party nomination.
HJR 16 (McCay) – This resolution calls for a constitutional amendment to allow the Governor to appoint State Board of Ed members.

Several bills were held in committee – possibly for future passage if the original bills fail on the House floor. These include:
HB 305 (McCay) – This bill was proposed with the joint resolution that did pass. This would call for partisan elections until 2016, at which point the Governor would appoint (assuming passage of the joint resolution). The board would then be cut from 9 members to 15.
HB 342 (Powell) – Requires a candidate be a member of a current school
HB 297 (Thurston) – Provides that USBE members are chosen by electors from newly created state board districts which are made up of 15 combinations of local districts, the largest districts being their own state board district. This bill is believed to have a high probability of being ruled unconstitutional as an “appointment” rather than election.

Feb. 26 Agenda

House Education Committee, 8:00, 30 House Bldg.

1. HB0186 State School Board Membership and Election Amendments (F. Gibson)
2. HB0305 State Board of Education Membership Amendments (D. McCay)
3. HJR016 Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution — Governance of Public Education (D. McCay)
4. SB0104S03 Education Elections and Reporting Amendments (A. Jackson)
5. HB0297 State School Board Elections Amendments (N. Thurston)
6. HB0342 Amendments to State School Board Election Process (K. Powell)
7. HB0360 Utah Education Amendments (L. Christensen)

House Public Utilities and Technology Committee, 9:00, 450 State Capitol

1. SB0107 Computer Science Initiative for Public Schools (H. Stephenson)

Updated Bills and Bill Status