2009 Legislature - January 26 - March 12

 

Summary of 2009 Legislative Budget Adjustments for USU

 

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FY 2010 Legislative Reports Regarding Utah State University

 

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    Higher Ed. Appropriations Subcommittee Schedules and Information

     

    2009 Active House & Senate Bills affecting USU

    Bill

    Title / Sponsor / Status

    General Description

    Highlighted Provisions

    HB003 Current Fiscal Year Supplemental Appropriations

     

    Ron Bigelow

     

    Enrolled
    This bill supplements or reduces appropriations previously provided for the use and operation of state government for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2008 and ending June 30, 2009. This bill: provides budget increases and decreases for the use and support of certain state agencies; provides budget increases and decreases for the use and support of certain institutions of higher education; provides budget increases and decreases for other purposes as described.
    HB0015 Career and Technical Education Amendments

     

    Ron Bigelow

     

    Enrolled
    This bill modifies provisions relating to career and technical education, including governance structures. This bill: modifies terminology, definitions, and other provisions relating to career and technical education; modifies the governance structure for post-secondary career and technical education; modifies the nonvoting membership of the State Board of Education; modifies the membership of the State Board of Regents; modifies the membership, appointment procedures, and duties of the Utah College of Applied Technology's Board of Trustees; restructures the Salt Lake/Tooele Campus of the Utah College of Applied Technology as follows: establishes a School of Applied Technology at Salt Lake Community College; transfers the Salt Lake portion of the Salt Lake/Tooele Applied Technology College to Salt Lake Community College's School of Applied Technology; and retains the Tooele portion of the campus as the Tooele Campus of the Utah College of Applied Technology; creates a career and technical education board of directors at Salt Lake Community College and specifies its membership and duties; modifies career and technical education reporting provisions; prohibits the State Board of Regents from conducting a feasibility study or performing another act relating to merging Utah College of Applied Technology institutions with another institution of higher education; prohibits UCAT personnel from conducting a feasibility study or performing another act related to offering a degree or awarding credit; requires legislative appropriations for career and technical education programs at Salt Lake Community College, Snow College, and the College of Eastern Utah to be made as separate line items; and makes technical corrections.
    HB0035 S3 Nonrefundable Higher Education Tuition Credit

     

    John Dougall

     

    Enrolled
    This bill creates a tax credit for higher education tuition and fees. This bill: allows a claimant to claim a nonrefundable tax credit for tuition and mandatory fees for the claimant's enrollment in an institution within the state system of higher education; limits the nonrefundable tax credit to 5% of the claimant's tax liability before tax credits; and allows the claimant to carry forward the nonrefundable tax credit if the amount of the tax credit exceeds 5% of the claimant's tax liability before tax credits.
    HB0045 Per Diem and Travel Expenses for State Boards and Commissions

     

    Douglas C. Aagard

     

    Enrolled
    This bill modifies the Administrative Services Code by amending provisions related to the establishment of per diem and travel expenses for a member of a board, commission, council, or committee in the executive branch of state government. This bill: defines terms; modifies procedures for the establishment of per diem rates by the Division of Finance for a member of a state board, commission, council, or committee in the executive branch of state government; amends the exemption for higher education employees to apply only if higher education is paying the per diem or travel expenses; allows other governmental entities to adopt the established rates by reference; provides that a member who is a government employee that is being paid as an officer or employee while performing the member's service may not receive additional per diem or travel expenses; allows a member of the board or commission to decline to receive per diem; modifies procedures for the establishment of travel expenses by the Division of Finance for a member of a board, commission, council, or committee in the executive branch of state government; allows a member of the board or commission to decline to receive travel expenses; and makes technical changes.
    HB0147 Resource Recovery by Governmental Entities

     

    Tim M. Cosgrove

     

    Status
    This bill requires certain state and local governmental entities to recycle certain materials. This bill: defines terms; and requires a first or second class county and a state or municipal agency located in a first or second class county to recycle certain materials.
    HB0207 S1 Concurrent Enrollment Amendments

     

    Kory M. Holdaway

     

    Status
    This bill modifies concurrent enrollment programs provisions. This bill: modifies requirements governing concurrent enrollment programs and courses; modifies the distribution of concurrent enrollment appropriations; requires the State Board of Regents to annually report to the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee on concurrent enrollment participation and growth; and makes technical corrections.
    HB0208 Modification of Exemption from Nonresident Tuition

     

    Richard A. Greenwood

     

    Status
    This bill modifies eligibility criteria for an exemption from the nonresident portion of total tuition at a state institution of higher education. This bill: limits an exemption from the nonresident portion of total tuition at a state institution of higher education to students who are not employed or do not earn income in the United States during the calendar year without federal authorization; and makes technical corrections.
    HB0238 Exemption of University Housing from Eviction Laws

     

    Kory M. Holdaway

     

    Status
    This bill amends the Forcible Entry and Detainer chapter of the Judicial Code as it relates to student housing. This bill: defines terms; permits an institution of higher education to exclude or evict a student from student housing, if the student has violated the student's lease, without resorting to a judicial process; establishes procedures and due process requirements for the exclusion or eviction of a student from student housing; and makes technical changes.
    HB0287 Utah Education Network Amendments

     

    Kory M. Holdaway

     

    Enrolled
    This bill modifies provisions related to the Utah Education Network (UEN) This bill: modifies UEN's duties and authority related to the provision of telecommunication services in support of education and government agencies, including local government; and makes technical corrections.
    HB0297 Budgetary Procedures Act Recodification

     

    Ron Bigelow

     

    Enrolled
    This bill recodifies and makes technical amendments to the Budgetary Procedures Act. This bill: organizes and groups existing sections of the Budgetary Procedures Act into consistent categories; simplifies structure and language in the act; modifies provisions to list requirements and procedures in chronological order; consolidates, modifies, and provides definitions in the act; removes references to the currently unused term "allotment"; updates and coordinates cross references; and makes technical and grammatical changes.
    HB0364 Border and Nonresident Student Amendments

     

    Don L. Ipson

     

    Enrolled
    This bill modifies State System of Higher Education provisions relating to resident and nonresident students. This bill: amends the definition of a resident student for tuition purposes within the state system of higher education; increases the number of nonresident partial tuition scholarships that may be awarded; authorizes Dixie State College of Utah to offer a good neighbor waiver of the nonresident differential in tuition rates charged to undergraduate students; authorizes institution presidents to waive an amount up to the full nonresident portion of tuition for alumni legacy nonresident scholarships; and makes technical corrections.
    HB0432 Higher Education Budget Authority Amendments

     

    Kory M. Holdaway

     

    Enrolled
    This bill modifies provisions related to the budget authority of individuals and institutions within the state system of higher education. This bill: authorizes the president of each institution, after consultation with the institution's board of trustees, to exercise certain powers relating to the institution's employees; authorizes the presidents of institutions of higher education and the State Board of Regents to reallocate designated appropriations between line items for specific fiscal years, and encourages the presidents to exercise the budget authority provided to balance budgets in a timely manner; removes requirements for certain appropriations to be made as separate line items; restructures the Jobs Now Economic Development Initiative and its appropriations; and makes technical changes.
    SB0002 New Fiscal Year Appropriations Act

     

    Lyle W. Hillyard

     

    Enrolled
    This bill appropriates funds for the support and operation of state government for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2009 and ending June 30, 2010 This bill: provides appropriations for the use and support of certain state agencies; provides appropriations for the use and support of certain institutions of higher education; provides appropriations for other purposes as described; provides intent language; approves employment levels for internal service funds; approves capital acquisition amounts for internal service funds; authorizes rates and fees.
    SB0003 Appropriations Adjustments

     

    Lyle W. Hillyard

     

    Enrolled
    This bill supplements or reduces appropriations previously provided for the use and operation of state government for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 2008 and ending June 30, 2009 and beginning July 1, 2009 and ending June 30, 2010. This bill: provides budget increases and decreases for the use and support of certain state agencies; provides budget increases and decreases for the use and support of certain institutions of higher education; provides funds for the bills with fiscal impact passed in the 2009 General Session; provides budget increases and decreases for other purposes as described; approves capital acquisition amounts for internal service funds; authorizes rates and fees; provides intent language.
    SB0018 S1 Utah Transparency Advisory Board Amendments

     

    Wayne L. Niederhauser

     

    Enrolled
    This bill requires certain local governments and other entities to provide information to and participate in the Utah Public Finance Website. This bill: defines terms; changes the composition of the Utah Transparency Advisory Board; provides for financial information from certain local entities to be included on the local entities' websites and linked to the Utah Public Finance Website; provides for an exception from liability provisions for improper disclosure of records under Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act; provides time periods for the provision of financial information by local entities; and makes technical changes.
    SB0081 S1 Concurrent Enrollment Program Amendments

     

    Margaret Dayton

     

    Enrolled
    This bill modifies concurrent enrollment programs provisions. This bill: modifies requirements governing concurrent enrollment programs and courses; modifies the distribution of concurrent enrollment appropriations; requires the State Board of Regents to annually report to the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee on concurrent enrollment participation and growth; authorizes the State Board of Regents to establish a concurrent honors program and charge student fees for participation in the program; and makes technical corrections.
    SB0100 Financial and Economic Literacy Education Amendments

     

    Patricia W. Jones

     

    Enrolled
    This bill requires a public school to provide certain financial and economic literacy information to the parents or guardians of kindergarten students. This bill: requires a public school to provide the following to the parents or guardians of a kindergarten student: a financial and economic literacy passport; and information about higher education savings options, including information about opening a Utah Educational Savings Plan account; and makes technical corrections.
    SB0104 Higher Education Scholarship Program Amendments

     

    Lyle W. Hillyard

     

    Enrolled
    This bill makes adjustments to certain higher education scholarship programs. This bill: beginning with the 2010 high school graduating class, changes the New Century scholarship to a set total amount of $5,000; adjusts the time period that a student may use the New Century scholarship monies; modifies the institutions at which a student may use a Regents' Scholarship; modifies the time that a student has to complete the requirements for a Regents' Scholarship; modifies the requirements to qualify for a Regents' Scholarship; removes International Baccalaureate provisions related to qualifying for a Regents' Scholarship; modifies provisions related to the Board of Regents' ability to adjust certain scholarship amounts; beginning with the 2010 high school graduating class, changes the Exemplary Academic Achievement Scholarship to a set total amount of $5,000; adjusts the time period that a student may use the Exemplary Academic Achievement Scholarship monies; removes certain provisions related to a Regents' Diploma Endorsement; and makes technical changes.
    SB0105 Engineering and Computer Science Initiative Amendments

     

    Lyle W. Hillyard

     

    Enrolled
    This bill makes adjustments to the engineering and computer science initiative. This bill: modifies duties of the Technology Initiative Advisory Board; changes the engineering, computer science, and related technology student loan program to a scholarship program; and makes technical changes.
    SB0111 Health Care Workforce Financial Assistance Program Amendments

     

    Gene Davis

     

    Enrolled
    This bill amends the Utah Health Care Workforce Financial Assistance chapter of the Utah Health Code to include loan repayment assistance to geriatric professionals. This bill: defines the term, "geriatric professional"; provides that the professional education scholarships and loan repayment assistance provided by the Health Care Workforce Financial Assistance Program are to be provided within the funds appropriated by the Legislature for that purpose; provides for loan repayment assistance, within funds appropriated by the Legislature for this purpose, to geriatric professionals; adds two members to the Utah Health Care Workforce Financial Assistance Program Advisory Committee; and makes technical changes.