2019 Utah Legislative Session 

January 28 through March 14

This issues page is intended to provide a brief summary of legislative actions related to the priorities of the Alpine School District.

ALPINE SCHOOL DISTRICT PRIORITIES

Impact Fees

  • Restore impact fee option for schools.
  • Allow density credit for school sites.
  • Define schools as infrastructure.

Support 21st Century Learning

  • 5.5 % WPU increase to maintain current levels of services, attract, develop and retain quality educators, and to support ongoing local improvement initiatives.
  • $5 million/year, as part of the 2nd year in a 5 year plan, to attain 85% state support for to and from transportation costs as provided in statute.
  • $500,000/year, as part of the 2nd year in a 5 year plan to increase Necessarily Existent Small Schools (NESS) funding to provide greater equity in educational opportunity.

Support Student and School Safety

  • Support ongoing funds to expand social workers and school nurses.

Policy Requests

  • Be transparent.
  • Be accountable.
  • Help all students to do their best.

Contact Your Legislators

To find out which legislators represent you and how to contact them, go to the Utah Legislature website, scroll to the bottom of the page, and enter your home address under the “Who Represents Me?” heading.

PRIORITY BILLS

During the legislative session, we will provide a list of priority bills for the students, families, educators and taxpayers of Alpine School District and links to more detailed information.

PRIORITY BILLS Sponsor PURPOSE-BRIEF INTENT UT SCHOOL BOARD ASSOC. POSITION ASD POSITION
HB85 Stenquist, Jeffrey Requires a county that proposes a minor adjustment to the county’s boundaries to provide certain notification to certain political subdivisions. SUPPORT SUPPORT
HB118 Winder, Mike Amends provisions related to the use of student assessments SUPPORT SUPPORT
HB120 Ward, Raymond Amends provisions of the International Fire Code related to routine emergency SUPPORT SUPPORT
HB198 Poulson, Marie Amends provisions related to school overall ratings under the school accountability system SUPPORT SUPPORT
HB206 Moss, Jefferson Enacts land use provisions that allow for density bonus in cases of certain donations for school property SUPPORT SUPPORT
HB242 Ballard, Melissa Changes USBE governance from elected to appointed; Reduces number of board members from 15 to 9; Changes composition to 4 at-large; 4 aligned with Senate districts; and 1 charter school member OPPOSE OPPOSE
HB248 Judkins, Marsha Limit Higher Ed to 15% of Education Fund Appropriations SUPPORT SUPPORT
HB250 Lisonbee, Karianne School Fee amendments SUPPORT
HB375 Hall, Craig Exempts certain exempt providers from a background check administered by the Department of Health SUPPORT
HJR13 Ballard, Melissa Joint resolution of the Legislature proposing to amend the Utah Constitution to modify a provision relating to the State Board of Education OPPOSE OPPOSE