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First Substitute S.B. 122

Senator Gregory S. Bell proposes the following substitute bill:





Sponsor: Gregory S. Bell

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill provides resident status for Job Corps students at state institutions of higher
             10      education.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    provides that a Job Corps student is entitled to resident student status if the student:
             14              .    is admitted as a full-time, part-time, or summer school student in a program of
             15      study leading to a degree or certificate; and
             16              .    submits verification that the student is a current Job Corps student.
             17      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2005.
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      AMENDS:
             23          53B-8-102, as last amended by Chapter 337, Laws of Utah 2004
             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          (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          (ii) demonstrate by additional objective evidence, including Utah voter registration,
             36      Utah drivers license, Utah vehicle registration, employment in Utah, payment of Utah resident
             37      income taxes, and Utah banking connections, the establishment of a domicile in Utah and that
             38      the student does not maintain a residence elsewhere.
             39          (b) A member of the Utah National Guard who performs active duty service shall be
             40      considered to maintain continuous Utah residency under this Subsection (2).
             41          (3) Personnel of the United States Armed Forces assigned to active duty in Utah, and
             42      the immediate members of their families residing with them in this state are entitled to resident
             43      status for tuition purposes. Upon the termination of active duty status, the military personnel
             44      and their family members are governed by the standards applicable to nonmilitary persons.
             45          (4) (a) Aliens who are present in the United States on visitor, student, or other visas
             46      which authorize only temporary presence in this country, do not have the capacity to intend to
             47      reside in Utah for an indefinite period and therefore are classified as nonresidents.
             48          (b) Aliens who have been granted immigrant or permanent resident status in the United
             49      States are classified for purposes of resident status according to the same criteria applicable to
             50      citizens.
             51          (5) The board, after consultation with the institutions, shall make rules not inconsistent
             52      with this section:
             53          (a) concerning the definition of resident and nonresident students;
             54          (b) establishing procedures for classifying and reclassifying students;
             55          (c) establishing criteria for determining qualifying credit hours and judging claims of
             56      residency or domicile;

             57          (d) establishing appeals procedures; and
             58          (e) other matters related to this section.
             59          (6) Any American Indian who is enrolled on the tribal rolls of a tribe whose reservation
             60      or trust lands lie partly or wholly within Utah or whose border is at any point contiguous with
             61      the border of Utah, and any American Indian who is a member of a federally recognized or
             62      known Utah tribe and who has graduated from a high school in Utah, is entitled to resident
             63      student status.
             64          (7) A Job Corps student is entitled to resident student status if the student:
             65          (a) is admitted as a full-time, part-time, or summer school student in a program of
             66      study leading to a degree or certificate; and
             67          (b) submits verification that the student is a current Job Corps student.
             68          [(7)] (8) Other institutions within the system shall honor a determination by an
             69      institution that a person is a resident student unless the determination was obtained by false
             70      pretenses or the facts which existed at the time of the determination have materially changed.
             71          Section 2. Effective date.
             72          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2005.

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