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H.B. 166 Enrolled
Gerry A. Adair
Sheryl L. Allen
Judy Ann Buffmire
Lloyd W. Frandsen
Kevin S. Garn
J. Brent Haymond
Neal B. Hendrickson
Susan J. Koehn
Patricia B. Larson
Nora B. Stephens
A. Lamont Tyler
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION; EXPANDING THE DUTIES OF THE JOINT
LIAISON COMMITTEE; EXPANDING THE CONTENT OF THE COMMITTEE'S
ANNUAL REPORT TO INCLUDE ISSUES ON TEACHER INSERVICE AND
PRESERVICE PROGRAMS; ALLOWING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AD HOC
TASK FORCES; MODIFYING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE JOINT LIAISON
APPLIED TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
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 [
(i) three [
(ii) three [
(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
jurisdiction of the boards; [
(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[
(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[
(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:
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 [
Workforce Services selected by the director of the department; and
and industry selected by at least a majority of the other members of the advisory committee.
(c) The [
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;
(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,
(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
Section 3. Effective date.
This act takes effect on July 1, 1997.
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