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First Substitute H.B. 381

Representative Craig W. Buttars proposes the following substitute bill:




Sponsor: Craig W. Buttars

             6      LONG TITLE
             7      General Description:
             8          This bill modifies provisions regarding tuition waivers for nonresident students
             9      attending institutions within the state system of higher education.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    increases the number of scholarships the State Board of Regents may grant for the
             13      waiver of the nonresident portion of total tuition charged to nonresident students;
             14      and
             15          .    removes the sunset date from a nonresident tuition waiver program.
             16      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             17          None
             18      Other Special Clauses:
             19          None
             20      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             21      AMENDS:
             22          53B-8-104.5, as enacted by Chapter 223, Laws of Utah 2003
             23          63-55b-153, as last amended by Chapters 90, 251 and 328, Laws of Utah 2004
             25      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:

             26          Section 1. Section 53B-8-104.5 is amended to read:
             27           53B-8-104.5. Nonresident tuition scholarships.
             28          (1) In addition to the scholarships authorized under Section 53B-8-104 , the board may
             29      grant scholarships for a waiver of the nonresident portion of total tuition charged by public
             30      institutions of higher education to nonresident students, subject to the limitations provided in
             31      this section, if the board determines that the scholarships will:
             32          (a) assist in maintaining an adequate level of service and related cost-effectiveness of
             33      auxiliary operations in Utah institutions of higher education;
             34          (b) promote enrollment of nonresident students with high academic aptitudes; and
             35          (c) provide for an effective transition to meet the requirements of Section 53B-8-102 .
             36          (2) The board shall establish policy guidelines for the administration by institutions of
             37      higher education of scholarships authorized under Subsection (1), for evaluating applicants for
             38      those scholarships, and for reporting the results of the scholarship program authorized under
             39      Subsection (1).
             40          (3) The policy guidelines promulgated by the board under Subsection (2) shall include
             41      the following provisions:
             42          (a) the amount of the approved scholarship may be up to 100% of the differential
             43      tuition charged to nonresident students for an equal number of credit hours of instruction;
             44          (b) a maximum of one-half of the approved scholarships may be at a level of more than
             45      50% of the differential tuition charged to nonresident students for an equal number of credit
             46      hours of instruction;
             47          (c) a nonresident scholarship may be awarded initially only to a nonresident student
             48      who has not previously been enrolled in a college or university in Utah and who has enrolled
             49      full time for ten or more credit hours;
             50          (d) the total number of nonresident scholarships granted under Subsection (1) may not
             51      exceed a total of [500] 700 such scholarships in effect at any one time;
             52          (e) the board shall determine eligibility for nonresident scholarships on the basis of
             53      program availability at an institution and on a competitive basis, using quantifiable
             54      measurements such as grade point averages and results of test scores; and
             55          (f) a nonresident student who receives a scholarship of greater than 50% of the
             56      differential tuition charged to nonresident students for an equal number of credit hours of

             57      instruction may not be counted against the funded target for the institution attended.
             58          (4) The board shall submit an annual report and financial analysis of the effects of
             59      offering nonresident tuition scholarships authorized under this section to the Legislature as part
             60      of its budget recommendations for the system of higher education.
             61          (5) This section applies to tuition scholarships and not the individual admission
             62      standards of higher education.
             63          Section 2. Section 63-55b-153 is amended to read:
             64           63-55b-153. Repeal dates -- Titles 53, 53A, and 53B.
             65          (1) Subsection 53-3-205 (9)(a)(i)(D) is repealed July 1, 2007.
             66          (2) Subsection 53-3-804 (2)(g) is repealed July 1, 2007.
             67          (3) Section 53A-1-403.5 is repealed July 1, 2007.
             68          (4) Subsection 53A-1a-511 (7)(c) is repealed July 1, 2007.
             69          (5) Section 53A-3-702 is repealed July 1, 2008.
             70          [(6) Section 53B-8-104.5 is repealed July 1, 2009.]

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