Chief Sponsor: Jefferson Moss

Senate Sponsor: Ann Millner

6     Cosponsors:
7     Nelson T. Abbott
8     Cheryl K. Acton
9     Carl R. Albrecht
10     Melissa G. Ballard
11     Stewart E. Barlow
12     Gay Lynn Bennion
13     Kera Birkeland
14     Brady Brammer
15     Joel K. Briscoe
16     Walt Brooks
17     Jefferson S. Burton
18     Kay J. Christofferson
19     Clare Collard
20     Jennifer Dailey-Provost
21     James A. Dunnigan
22     Steve Eliason
23     Joel Ferry
24     Matthew H. Gwynn
25     Stephen G. Handy
26     Suzanne Harrison
27     Timothy D. Hawkes
28     Jon Hawkins
Sandra Hollins
Ken Ivory
Dan N. Johnson
Marsha Judkins
Brian S. King
Michael L. Kohler
Karen Kwan
Bradley G. Last
Rosemary T. Lesser
Karianne Lisonbee
Steven J. Lund
A. Cory Maloy
Ashlee Matthews
Kelly B. Miles
Carol Spackman Moss
Calvin R. Musselman
Merrill F. Nelson
Doug Owens
Michael J. Petersen
Karen M. Peterson
Val L. Peterson
Candice B. Pierucci
Stephanie Pitcher
Susan Pulsipher
Judy Weeks Rohner
Angela Romero
Douglas V. Sagers
Mike Schultz
Travis M. Seegmiller
Rex P. Shipp
V. Lowry Snow
Robert M. Spendlove
Jeffrey D. Stenquist
Andrew Stoddard
Keven J. Stratton
Mark A. Strong
Jordan D. Teuscher
Steve Waldrip
Raymond P. Ward
Christine F. Watkins
Elizabeth Weight
Douglas R. Welton
Mark A. Wheatley
Stephen L. Whyte
Ryan D. Wilcox
Brad R. Wilson

29     Mike Winder


32     General Description:
33          This bill requires the State Board of Education to provide funding to local education
34     agencies for additional paid professional hours for educators.
35     Highlighted Provisions:
36          This bill:
37          ▸     requires the State Board of Education (state board) to provide funding to local
38     education agencies (LEAs) for additional paid professional hours for educators;
39          ▸     describes the professional development LEAs will provide with state board funding;
40     and
41          ▸     requires the Executive Appropriations Committee, in preparing budget bills, to use
42     one-time appropriations in the Public Education Economic Stabilization Restricted
43     Account for a certain amount of paid professional hours for educators.
44     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
45          This bill appropriates in fiscal year 2023:
46          ▸     to State Board of Education - Minimum School Program - Related to Basic
47     Programs, as a one-time appropriation:
48               •     from the Public Education Economic Stabilization Restricted Account,
49     One-time, $64,000,000.
50     Other Special Clauses:
51          This bill provides a special effective date.
52     Utah Code Sections Affected:
53     AMENDS:
54          53F-9-204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2020, Chapter 207

55     ENACTS:
56          53F-7-202, Utah Code Annotated 1953

58     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
59          Section 1. Section 53F-7-202 is enacted to read:
60          53F-7-202. Paid professional hours for educators.
61          (1) Subject to legislative appropriations, the state board shall provide funding to each
62     LEA to provide additional paid professional hours to the following educators in accordance
63     with this section:
64          (a) general education and special education teachers;
65          (b) counselors;
66          (c) school administration;
67          (d) school specialists;
68          (e) student support;
69          (f) school psychologists;
70          (g) speech language pathologists; and
71          (h) audiologists.
72          (2) The state board shall distribute funds appropriated to the state board under
73     Subsection 53F-9-204(6) to each LEA in proportion to the number of educators described in
74     Subsection (1) within the LEA.
75          (3) An LEA shall use funding under this section to provide paid professional hours
76     that:
77          (a) provide educators with the knowledge and skills necessary to enable students to
78     succeed in a well-rounded education and to meet the challenging state academic standards; and
79          (b) may include activities that:
80          (i) improve and increase an educator's:
81          (A) knowledge of the academic subjects the educator teaches;

82          (B) time to plan and prepare daily lessons based on student needs;
83          (C) understanding of how students learn; and
84          (D) ability to analyze student work and achievement from multiple sources, including
85     how to adjust instructional strategies, assessments, and materials based on the analysis;
86          (ii) are an integral part of broad school-wide and LEA-wide educational improvement
87     plans;
88          (iii) allow personalized plans for each educator to address the educator's specific needs
89     identified in observation or other feedback;
90          (iv) advance educator understanding of:
91          (A) effective and evidence-based instructional strategies; and
92          (B) strategies for improving student academic achievement or substantially increasing
93     the knowledge and teaching skills of educators;
94          (v) are aligned with, and directly related to, academic goals of the school or LEA; and
95          (vi) include instruction in the use of data and assessments to inform and instruct
96     classroom practice.
97          (4) An educator shall:
98          (a) before the first day of instruction in a given school year, create a plan, in
99     consultation with the educator's principal, on how the educator plans to use paid professional
100     hours provided under this section during the school year; and
101          (b) before the end of a given school year, provide a written statement to the educator's
102     principal of how the educator used paid professional hours provided under this section during
103     the school year.
104          Section 2. Section 53F-9-204 is amended to read:
105          53F-9-204. Public Education Economic Stabilization Restricted Account.
106          (1) There is created within the Uniform School Fund a restricted account known as the
107     "Public Education Economic Stabilization Restricted Account."
108          (2) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(b), the account shall be funded from the

109     following revenue sources:
110          (i) 15% of the difference between, as determined by the Office of the Legislative Fiscal
111     Analyst:
112          (A) the estimated amount of ongoing Education Fund and Uniform School Fund
113     revenue available for the Legislature to appropriate for the next fiscal year; and
114          (B) the amount of ongoing appropriations from the Education Fund and Uniform
115     School Fund in the current fiscal year; and
116          (ii) other appropriations as the Legislature may designate.
117          (b) If the appropriation described in Subsection (2)(a) would cause the ongoing
118     appropriations to the account to exceed 11% of Uniform School Fund appropriations described
119     in Section 53F-9-201.1 for the same fiscal year, the Legislature shall appropriate only those
120     funds necessary to ensure that the ongoing appropriations to the account equal 11% of Uniform
121     School Fund appropriations for that fiscal year.
122          (3) Subject to the availability of ongoing appropriations to the account, in accordance
123     with Utah Constitution, Article X, Section 5, Subsection (4), the ongoing appropriation to the
124     account shall be used to fund:
125          (a) except for a year described in Subsection (3)(b), one-time appropriations to the
126     public education system; and
127          (b) the Minimum School Program for a year in which Education Fund revenue and
128     Uniform School Fund revenue are insufficient to fund:
129          (i) ongoing appropriations to the public education system; and
130          (ii) enrollment growth and inflation estimates, as defined in Section 53F-9-201.1.
131          (4) (a) The account shall earn interest.
132          (b) All interest earned on account money shall be deposited in the account.
133          (5) On or before December 31, 2023, and every three years thereafter, the Office of the
134     Legislative Fiscal Analyst shall:
135          (a) review the percentages described in Subsections (2)(a)(i) and (2)(b); and

136          (b) recommend to the Executive Appropriations Subcommittee any changes based on
137     the review described in Subsection (5)(a).
138          (6) In preparing budget bills for a given fiscal year, the Executive Appropriations
139     Committee shall make the one-time appropriations described in Subsection (3)(a) by
140     appropriating at least the lesser of 10% of the total amount of the one-time appropriations or
141     the cost of providing 32 paid professional hours for teachers in accordance with Section
142     53F-7-202.
143          Section 3. Appropriation.
144          The following sums of money are appropriated for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
145     2022, and ending June 30, 2023. These are additions to amounts previously appropriated for
146     fiscal year 2023. Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures
147     Act, the Legislature appropriates the following sums of money from the funds or accounts
148     indicated for the use and support of the government of the state of Utah.
149     ITEM 1
150          To State Board of Education - Minimum School Program - Related to Basic School
151          Programs
152               From Public Education Economic Stabilization
153                Restricted Account, One-time

154               Schedule of Programs:
155                    Educator Professional Time               $64,000,000
156          Section 4. Effective date.
157          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2022.