Policy Documents

Utah’s Parent Choice in Education Act

prepared by The Heartland Institute –
March 1, 2007

On February 2, the Utah House of Representatives passed, by a 38-37 vote, a landmark measure that would give Utah the nation's first statewide universal voucher program.

The Parent Choice in Education Act, H.B. 148, would give all parents in Utah a voucher valued between $500 and $3,000 per school-age child (depending on family income) for use at the school of their choice. State Rep.
Steve Urquhart (R-St. George) was the bill's chief sponsor.

"I am proud of the House of Representatives for passing this important piece of legislation," said Greg Curtis (R-Sandy), Speaker of the House. "This historic bill offers the first statewide voucher system for all parents.
More importantly, it offers a choice in education for the students of Utah."