It prohibits splits where a new district would have revenues over costs projected to be 5 percent higher than the other district over five years.
He said state law already makes the same requirement for the creation of new cities, and he is trying to apply it to school districts to prevent splits creating one rich and one poor district. The bill withstood several attempts to weaken it by amendment.
"It protects taxpayers. It protects children," Hall said.
Hall said it prevents only city councils from creating such "cherry picking" districts, but still allows citizens to create districts through petition to put initiatives on ballots.
It comes after grumbling that the east-side Canyons School District took much of the best tax base in a 2009 split from Jordan School District.
Also, wealthy South Jordan currently is considering splitting from the Jordan School District, and has been lobbying against the bill.