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H.B. 241






Chief Sponsor: Glenn A. Donnelson

Senate Sponsor: Margaret Dayton

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies eligibility criteria for an exemption from the nonresident portion of
             11      total tuition at a state institution of higher education.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    provides that an exemption from the nonresident portion of total tuition at a state
             15      institution of higher education for students who have attended high school in the
             16      state for three years and graduated from a high school in the state or received the
             17      equivalent of a high school diploma shall be restricted to those students who register
             18      as an entering student before May 1, 2008.
             19      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             20          None
             21      Other Special Clauses:
             22          None
             23      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             24      AMENDS:
             25          53B-8-106, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 230
             27      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:

             28          Section 1. Section 53B-8-106 is amended to read:
             29           53B-8-106. Resident tuition -- Requirements -- Rules.
             30          (1) If allowed under federal law, a student, other than a nonimmigrant alien within the
             31      meaning of paragraph (15) of subsection (a) of Section 1101 of Title 8 of the United States
             32      Code, shall be exempt from paying the nonresident portion of total tuition if the student:
             33          (a) attended high school in this state for three or more years;
             34          (b) graduated from a high school in this state or received the equivalent of a high
             35      school diploma in this state; and
             36          (c) registers as an entering student at an institution of higher education:
             37          (i) not earlier than the fall of the 2002-03 academic year[.]; and
             38          (ii) before May 1, 2008.
             39          (2) In addition to the requirements under Subsection (1), a student without lawful
             40      immigration status shall file an affidavit with the institution of higher education stating that the
             41      student has filed an application to legalize his immigration status, or will file an application as
             42      soon as he is eligible to do so.
             43          (3) The State Board of Regents shall make rules for the implementation of this section.
             44          (4) Nothing in this section limits the ability of institutions of higher education to assess
             45      nonresident tuition on students who do not meet the requirements under this section.
             46          (5) An institution of higher education shall continue to provide the exemption from
             47      paying the nonresident portion of total tuition for a student who entered the institution before
             48      May 1, 2008, through the time that the student remains admitted as a student at that institution
             49      of higher education in a program of study leading to a degree or certificate.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 9-6-07 8:26 AM

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