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First Substitute H.B. 191

Representative Bill Wright proposes the following substitute bill:




Chief Sponsor: Carl Wimmer

Senate Sponsor: David P. Hinkins

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill amends provisions related to an exemption from the nonresident portion of
             10      total tuition within the State System of Higher Education.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    requires a student to prove that the student, or the student's parent or legal guardian,
             14      paid Utah income taxes during the prior year to qualify for an exemption from the
             15      nonresident portion of total tuition; and
             16          .    makes technical changes.
             17      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2011.
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      AMENDS:
             23          53B-8-106, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 230
             25      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:

             26          Section 1. Section 53B-8-106 is amended to read:
             27           53B-8-106. Resident tuition -- Requirements -- Rules.
             28          (1) If allowed under federal law, a student, other than a nonimmigrant alien within the
             29      meaning of paragraph (15) of subsection (a) of Section 1101 of Title 8 of the United States
             30      Code, shall be exempt from paying the nonresident portion of total tuition if the student:
             31          (a) attended high school in this state for three or more years;
             32          (b) graduated from a high school in this state or received the equivalent of a high
             33      school diploma in this state; [and]
             34          (c) registers as an entering student at an institution of higher education not earlier than
             35      the fall of the 2002-03 academic year[.]; and
             36          (d) provides proof that the student, or the student's parent or legal guardian, paid Utah
             37      resident income taxes for the previous year.
             38          (2) In addition to the requirements under Subsection (1), a student without lawful
             39      immigration status shall file an affidavit with the institution of higher education stating that the
             40      student has filed an application to legalize his immigration status, or will file an application as
             41      soon as he is eligible to do so.
             42          (3) The State Board of Regents shall make rules for the implementation of this section.
             43          (4) Nothing in this section limits the ability of institutions of higher education to assess
             44      nonresident tuition on students who do not meet the requirements under this section.
             45          Section 2. Effective date.
             46          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2011.

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