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Sponsor: Beverly Ann Evans

    Gerry A. Adair
    Sheryl L. Allen
    Ron Bigelow
    Judy Ann Buffmire
    Marda Dillree
    Lloyd W. Frandsen
Kevin S. Garn
J. Brent Haymond
Neal B. Hendrickson
Keele Johnson
Susan J. Koehn
Patricia B. Larson
Nora B. Stephens
Jordan Tanner
A. Lamont Tyler
Bill Wright

    This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
         53A-1-501, as last amended by Chapter 116, Laws of Utah 1995
         53A-1-502 (Effective 07/01/97), as last amended by Chapter 240, Laws of Utah 1996
    Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
        Section 1. Section 53A-1-501 is amended to read:
         53A-1-501. Membership -- Duties -- Advisory decisions -- Annual report.
        (1) (a) There is established within the state's educational system a joint liaison committee.
        (b) The committee [shall consist] consists of the following:
        (i) three [members shall be] State Board of Education members appointed by the board
    [from members who serve on the board's applied technology committee or have other applied
    technology education assignments];
        (ii) three [members shall be] State Board of Regents members appointed by the regents

    [from members who serve on the regent's applied technology committee or have other applied
    technology education assignments];
        (iii) four members representing business and industry appointed by the governor from
    nomination lists submitted by the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House of
        (iv) the state superintendent of public instruction; and
        (v) the state commissioner of higher education.
        (c) A majority of the committee is a quorum for the transaction of business.
        (d) (i) The four members representing business and industry shall serve without
        (ii) The governor shall appoint each of these four members to serve two-year terms and may
    reappoint them to serve consecutive terms consistent with Subsection (1)(b)(iii).
        (e) (i) The committee shall appoint a staff person to assist the committee and establish the
    person's duties and compensation.
        (ii) The staff person shall be officed at the State Office of Education and the costs associated
    with this position handled within the existing budgets of the State Board of Education and the State
    Board of Regents on an equal basis.
        (2) The committee shall meet on a regular basis, at least bimonthly, and has the following
        (a) to review and recommend the resolution of educational policy issues of mutual concern
    to both boards, including such issues as the coordination of teacher education programs, concurrent
    enrollment, advanced placement, the transition of students from high school to postsecondary
    institutions, a tracking system that would allow the sharing of performance levels achieved by
    graduates from both systems, the funding of public and higher education, and the transition of
    students from school to work;
        (b) to coordinate and facilitate the appropriate governance and administration of applied
    technology education programs within the state's educational system;
        (c) to assist in the effective correlation and articulation of educational programs under the

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    jurisdiction of the boards; [and]
        (d) to promote the implementation of policies and practices designed to achieve enhanced
    educational effectiveness and productivity at all levels of instruction, consistent with the
    maintenance of educational quality[.]; and
        (e) to review any proposed change in one system that impacts the other and develop a
    process for communicating the proposed change to the other system for its input prior to
    implementing the change.
        (3) (a) Decisions of the committee are advisory and are not binding on either the State Board
    of Education or the State Board of Regents unless the decisions are ratified by both boards.
        (b) Any proposal for a change in governance or administrative procedures for state or
    regional applied technology education programs that affects both public and higher education shall
    be considered and approved by the committee prior to being considered for ratification by either
        (4) Nothing in this part impairs or limits the authority of either board to take action within
    the scope of its jurisdiction as established by the constitution or other statutory provisions.
        (5) (a) The committee shall make an annual report on its activities to the Education Interim
    Committee and the Task Force on Strategic Planning for Public and Higher Education prior to each
    General Session of the Legislature.
        (b) The report shall include a detailed accounting on issues related to:
        (i) the committee's applied technology education duties under this part and
    recommendations received from the advisory committee and any ad hoc task force established under
    Section 53A-1-502 as well as the committee's response to applied technology action plans proposed
    by the Task Force on Strategic Planning for Public and Higher Education[.]; and
        (ii) the committee's review of and recommendations on teacher preservice and inservice
        (6) The joint liaison committee may establish ad hoc task forces to assist it in carrying out
    its duties under this section.
        Section 2. Section 53A-1-502 (Effective 07/01/97) is amended to read:

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         53A-1-502 (Effective 07/01/97). Advisory committee -- Duties -- Task forces.
        (1) (a) There is established the Joint Liaison Applied Technology Education Advisory
    Committee, hereafter referred to as the advisory committee.
        (b) The advisory committee shall consist of the following:
        (i) two members from the State Board of Education and two members from the State Board
    of Regents who serve on the joint liaison committee established under Section 53A-1-501 and who
    have been given applied technology education assignments by their respective boards, appointed to
    the advisory committee by the joint liaison committee;
        (ii) one staff member from the State Board of Education and one staff member from the
    State Board of Regents appointed by their respective boards;
        (iii) one member from the Department of [Community and Economic Development]
    Workforce Services selected by the director of the department; and
        [(iv) one member from the Division of Employment Development selected by the director
    of the division;]
        [(v) one representative from the State Council on Vocational and Applied Technology
    Education selected by the council; and]
        [(vi)] (iv) four members from four different counties within the state representing business
    and industry selected by at least a majority of the other members of the advisory committee.
        (c) The [staff] members appointed under Subsection (1)(b)[(ii)](iv) [are nonvoting members
    and not counted as members for the purpose of a quorum under Subsection (2)(b)] shall serve
    two-year terms and may be reappointed to consecutive terms.
        (2) (a) The advisory committee shall meet at least monthly.
        (b) A majority of the advisory committee is a quorum for the transaction of business.
        (3) The advisory committee shall advise and make recommendations to the joint liaison
    committee on applied technology education issues, including:
        (a) the development and implementation of a system of common definitions for measuring
    the effectiveness of systemwide applied technology education programs, which shall include
    definitions for secondary and adult enrollments, placement, and tracking criterion;

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        (b) the creation, expansion, and sharing of all secondary, applied technology center, college,
    and university applied technology education offerings, facilities, and programs, focused on
    supporting a seamless education system and ensuring that the unnecessary duplication of applied
    technology education services does not occur;
        (c) budgetary requests for secondary, applied technology center, college, and university
    applied technology education programs and their presentation to the Legislature in a coordinated,
    systemwide manner;
        (d) the development and implementation of articulation agreements between high schools,
    applied technology centers, colleges, and universities, which will allow colleges and universities to
    award credit based on proficiency levels obtained by students in high school and noncredit applied
    technology center programs;
        (e) the systemwide marketing of high school, applied technology center, college, and
    university applied technology education facilities, programs, and course offerings; and
        (f) the development and implementation of an educational technology infrastructure and
    delivery systems to expand applied technology education offerings throughout the statewide applied
    technology education system.
        (4) The joint liaison committee shall review and either approve, modify and approve, or
    disapprove recommendations made by the advisory committee for ratification by the State Board
    of Education and State Board of Regents.
        (5) The joint liaison committee may establish ad hoc task forces to assist the advisory
    committee [or the joint liaison committee] in carrying out [their] its duties under this [part] section.
        Section 3. Effective date.
        This act takes effect on July 1, 1997.

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