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8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill makes adjustments to provisions requiring gubernatorial and legislative
11 approval for certain federal education agreements that implement federal programs.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 . defines terms;
15 . changes monetary limits requiring gubernatorial or legislative approval; and
16 . makes technical changes.
17 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
19 Other Special Clauses:
20 S. [
21 Utah Code Sections Affected:
23 53A-1-902, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 264
24 53A-1-905, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 264
25 53A-1-906, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 264
26 53A-1-907, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 264
27 53A-1-908, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 264
29 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
30 Section 1. Section 53A-1-902 is amended to read:
31 53A-1-902. Definitions.
32 As used in this part:
33 (1) (a) "Cost" means an estimation of state and local monies required to implement a
34 federal education agreement.
35 (b) "Cost" does not include capital costs associated with implementing a federal
36 education agreement.
38 of implementing a federal program, including:
39 (a) the State Board of Education;
40 (b) the state superintendent and the State Office of Education;
41 (c) a local school board;
42 (d) a school district and its schools;
43 (e) a charter school governing board; and
44 (f) a charter school.
46 representation that requires a school official to implement a federal program that originates
47 from the U.S. Department of Education and that has, as a primary focus, an impact on the
48 educational services at a district or charter school.
50 (a) the No Child Left Behind Act;
51 (b) the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997, Public Law
52 105-17, and subsequent amendments; and
53 (c) other federal educational programs.
55 U.S.C. Sec. 6301 et seq.
57 (a) the State Board of Education;
58 (b) the state superintendent;
60 (d) local school boards;
61 (e) school district superintendents and employees; and
62 (f) charter school board members, administrators, and employees.
63 Section 2. Section 53A-1-905 is amended to read:
64 53A-1-905. Notice of voidableness of federal education agreements.
65 A federal education agreement that may cost education entities more than [
66 $500,000 annually from state and local monies to implement, that is executed by a school
67 official in violation of this part, is voidable by the governor or the Legislature as provided in
68 this part.
69 Section 3. Section 53A-1-906 is amended to read:
70 53A-1-906. Governor to approve federal education agreements.
71 (1) Before legally binding the state by executing a federal education agreement that
72 may cost education entities more than [
73 monies to implement, a school official shall submit the proposed federal education agreement
74 to the governor for the governor's approval or rejection.
75 (2) The governor shall approve or reject each federal education agreement.
76 (3) (a) If the governor approves the federal education agreement, the school official
77 may execute the agreement.
78 (b) If the governor rejects the federal education agreement, the school official may not
79 execute the agreement.
80 (4) If a school official executes a federal education agreement without obtaining the
81 governor's approval under this section, the governor may issue an executive order declaring the
82 federal education agreement void.
83 Section 4. Section 53A-1-907 is amended to read:
84 53A-1-907. Legislative review and approval of federal education agreements.
85 (1) (a) Before legally binding the state by executing a federal education agreement that
86 may cost education entities more than [
87 monies to implement, the school official shall:
88 (i) submit the proposed federal education agreement to the governor for the governor's
89 approval or rejection as required by Section 53A-1-906 ; and
91 education agreement to the [
92 the Legislature for its review and recommendations.
93 (b) The [
94 the federal education agreement and may:
95 (i) recommend that the school official execute the federal education agreement;
96 (ii) recommend that the school official reject the federal education agreement; or
97 (iii) recommend to the governor that the governor call a special session of the
98 Legislature to review and approve or reject the federal education agreement.
99 (2) (a) Before legally binding the state by executing a federal education agreement that
100 may cost education entities more than [
101 school official shall:
102 (i) submit the proposed federal education agreement to the governor for the governor's
103 approval or rejection as required by Section 53A-1-906 ; and
104 (ii) if the governor approves the federal education agreement, submit the federal
105 education agreement to the Legislature for its approval in an annual general session or a special
107 (b) (i) If the Legislature approves the federal education agreement, the school official
108 may execute the agreement.
109 (ii) If the Legislature rejects the federal education agreement, the school official may
110 not execute the agreement.
111 (c) If a school official executes a federal education agreement without obtaining the
112 Legislature's approval under this Subsection (2):
113 (i) the governor may issue an executive order declaring the federal education
114 agreement void; or
115 (ii) the Legislature may pass a joint resolution declaring the federal education
116 agreement void.
117 Section 5. Section 53A-1-908 is amended to read:
118 53A-1-908. Cost evaluation of federal education agreements.
119 (1) Before legally binding the state to a federal education agreement that may cost the
120 state a total of [
Senate Committee Amendments 2-24-2009 rd/dslstate and local cost of implementing the federal education agreement and submit that cost
122 estimate to the governor and the [
123 Appropriations Committee of the Legislature.
124 (2) The [
125 (a) direct its staff to make an independent cost estimate of the cost of implementing the
126 federal education agreement; and
127 (b) affirmatively adopt a cost estimate as the benchmark for determining which
128 authorizations established by this part are necessary.
128a S. Section 6. Effective date.
128b If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
128c upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
128d Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
128e the date of veto override. .S
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