Download Zipped Introduced WordPerfect HB0164S01.ZIP
[Status][Bill Documents][Fiscal Note][Bills Directory]

First Substitute H.B. 164

Representative Brad King proposes the following substitute bill:





Sponsor: Brad King

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the State System of Higher Education Code by providing that a
             10      member of the Utah National Guard who performs active duty service shall be
             11      considered to maintain continuous Utah residency for resident student purposes.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    provides that a member of the Utah National Guard who performs active duty
             15      service under a call by the governor shall be considered to maintain continuous
             16      Utah residency for resident student purposes.
             17      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2004.
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      AMENDS:
             23          53B-8-102, as last amended by Chapter 271, Laws of Utah 2002
             25      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:

             26          Section 1. Section 53B-8-102 is amended to read:
             27           53B-8-102. Definition of resident student.
             28          (1) The meaning of "resident student" is determined by reference to the general law on
             29      the subject of domicile, except as provided in this section.
             30          (2) (a) A person who has come to Utah and established residency for the purpose of
             31      attending an institution of higher education shall, prior to registration as a resident student:
             32          [(a)] (i) maintain continuous Utah residency status while completing 60 semester credit
             33      hours at a regionally accredited Utah higher education institution or an equivalent number of
             34      applicable contact hours at the Utah College of Applied Technology; and
             35          [(b)] (ii) demonstrate by additional objective evidence, including Utah voter
             36      registration, Utah drivers license, Utah vehicle registration, employment in Utah, payment of
             37      Utah resident income taxes, and Utah banking connections, the establishment of a domicile in
             38      Utah and that the student does not maintain a residence elsewhere.
             39          (b) A member of the Utah National Guard who performs active duty service under a
             40      call by the governor shall be considered to maintain continuous Utah residency under this
             41      Subsection (2).
             42          (3) Personnel of the United States Armed Forces assigned to active duty in Utah, and
             43      the immediate members of their families residing with them in this state are entitled to resident
             44      status for tuition purposes. Upon the termination of active duty status, the military personnel
             45      and their family members are governed by the standards applicable to nonmilitary persons.
             46          (4) (a) Aliens who are present in the United States on visitor, student, or other visas
             47      which authorize only temporary presence in this country, do not have the capacity to intend to
             48      reside in Utah for an indefinite period and therefore are classified as nonresidents.
             49          (b) Aliens who have been granted immigrant or permanent resident status in the United
             50      States are classified for purposes of resident status according to the same criteria applicable to
             51      citizens.
             52          (5) The board, after consultation with the institutions, shall make rules not inconsistent
             53      with this section:
             54          (a) concerning the definition of resident and nonresident students;
             55          (b) establishing procedures for classifying and reclassifying students;
             56          (c) establishing criteria for determining qualifying credit hours and judging claims of

             57      residency or domicile;
             58          (d) establishing appeals procedures; and
             59          (e) other matters related to this section.
             60          (6) Any American Indian who is enrolled on the tribal rolls of a tribe whose reservation
             61      or trust lands lie partly or wholly within Utah or whose border is at any point contiguous with
             62      the border of Utah, and any American Indian who is a member of a federally recognized or
             63      known Utah tribe and who has graduated from a high school in Utah, is entitled to resident
             64      student status.
             65          (7) Other institutions within the system shall honor a determination by an institution
             66      that a person is a resident student unless the determination was obtained by false pretenses or
             67      the facts which existed at the time of the determination have materially changed.
             68          Section 2. Effective date.
             69          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2004.

[Bill Documents][Bills Directory]