Some lawmakers want to make sure teachers who engage in sexual conduct with students never make it back into a Utah classroom.

Under HB286, which passed the House Education Committee Tuesday, the State Board will be required, instead of simply having the option, to permanently revoke the license of a teacher who has committed a sexual offense against a minor student or engages in sexually explicit conduct with a student.

Sponsoring Rep. Carl Wimmer, R-Herriman, said parents should be able to have an expectation that their kids are not going to school to learn how to date their teacher or be flirted with by their teacher.