Failed House
Taxpayer funds, teachers unions
EDUCATION – Amends and adds to existing law to prohibit the use of taxpayer funds to support teachers unions.

RS31245 / H0602

This legislation would prohibit public officials from allowing public funds, personnel, facilities, and other resources from being used to support teachers unions. Specifically, it would prohibit public officials from:

• Contributing public funds to, or expending those funds on behalf of, a teachers union.

• Compensating or providing paid leave to a teacher to engage in activities on behalf of a teachers union,

unless the union reimburses the district for the value of the teacher’s time.

Increasing a teacher’s pay when that increase is intended to pay teacher union dues.

• Granting a teachers union greater access to or use of the school district’s meetings, events, facilities, communications systems, computer systems, equipment, supplies, or other resources on terms more favorable than extended to any other teachers union or nonprofit organization.

• Providing more of a teacher’s personal information to a union than would be disclosable under the Public

Records Act, unless the teacher authorizes the disclosure.

• Requiring teachers to meet or interact with a teachers union if they do not wish to do so.

• Distributing communications or membership solicitations on behalf of a teachers union.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/20 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
02/21 Reported Printed and Held at Desk
02/22 Bill Previously Held at Desk, Referred to State Affairs
03/04 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
03/05 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
03/06 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day; objection
03/07 Read Third Time in Full – FAILED - 31-38-1
AYES – Alfieri, Andrus, Barbieri, Burns, Cannon, Crane(12), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Ehlers, Gallagher, Hawkins, Healey, Hill, Holtzclaw, Horman, Lambert, Mendive, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Palmer, Pickett, Price, Redman, Scott, Shepherd, Tanner, Vander Woude, Wisniewski, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Achilles, Allgood, Berch, Blanksma, Bundy, Cheatum, Chew(Schmick), Clow, Cornilles, Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehardt, Erickson, Furniss, Galaviz, Gannon, Garner, Green, Handy, Kingsley, Lanting, Manwaring, Mathias(Church), McCann, Mickelsen, Necochea, Nelsen, Petzke, Raybould, Raymond, Roberts, Rubel, Sauter, Skaug, Weber, Wheeler, Wroten, Yamamoto
Absent – Boyle
Floor Sponsors - Dixon(1) & Hawkins
Filed in Office of the Chief Clerk
03/07 Notice to reconsider - Held at Desk
03/07 Motion to reconsider - motion failed
03/07 Filed in Office of the Chief Clerk