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Utah House passes resolution backing later start times for high school

Posted at 8:30 PM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 22:40:24-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A resolution in support of later start times for high schools has passed the House of Representatives.

In a 51-20 vote, the House approved House Concurrent Resolution 3, sponsored by Rep. Suzanne Harrison, D-Draper. It recommends school districts consider a later start to high school.

"We need family solutions as well as policy solutions to help them be healthy," Rep. Harrison told the House.

She argued Monday that later start times are better for teens when it comes to learning and development, including combatting depression. The bill earned bipartisan support on the House floor.

It now goes to the Senate for consideration.