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Key Votes

HB 148 - Parent Choice in Education Act - Key Vote

Utah Key Votes

Gregory Bell voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Gregory Bell made in this general time period.

Stages

Family

Issues

Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Parent Choice in Education Act

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (19-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Parent Choice in Education Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill establishing a scholarship program for students to attend private schools.

Highlights:
-Establishes the Parent Choice in Education Program to award scholarships to students to attend an eligible private school on the basis of family income level (sec. 2). - Establishes criteria for eligible private schools, including physical location in Utah and administering a “norm-referenced test… that provides a comparison of… [a] student’s performance… on a national basis (sec. 5).” -Establishes that the scholarship received shall be based on parental income, with the amount of scholarship decreasing with rising income (sec. 6). -Provides for monies for school districts to mitigate the loss of money due to students transferring to private schools (sec. 7).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (38-37) - (Key vote)

Title: Parent Choice in Education Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill establishing a scholarship program for students to attend private schools.

Highlights:
-Establishes the Parent Choice in Education Program to award scholarships to students to attend an eligible private school on the basis of family income level (sec. 2). - Establishes criteria for eligible private schools, including physical location in Utah and administering a “norm-referenced test… that provides a comparison of… [a] student’s performance… on a national basis (sec. 5).” -Establishes that the scholarship received shall be based on parental income, with the amount of scholarship decreasing with rising income (sec. 6). -Provides for monies for school districts to mitigate the loss of money due to students transferring to private schools (sec. 7).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Parent Choice in Education Act

Sponsors

  • Stephen H. 'Steve' Urquhart (UT - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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