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S.B. 97

This document includes Senate Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 8:15 AM by rday. --> This document includes Senate 2nd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 3:38 PM by rday. --> This document includes House Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 3:07 PM by lerror. -->              1     




Chief Sponsor: Stephen H. Urquhart

House Sponsor: Don L. Ipson


             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies provisions of the State System of Higher Education code relating to
             10      higher education appropriations.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    requires the State Board of Regents to include the mission of each institution in the
             14      master plan for higher education;
             15          .    modifies higher education appropriations provisions, including:
             16              .    specifying the required components of the board's combined budget
             17      recommendation;
             18              .    establishing mission based funding; and
             19              .    requiring reporting to the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee on
             20      the use of the previous year's mission based funding;
             21          .    requires the president of each institution of higher education to:
             22              .    establish institutional initiatives each year aligned with the board's strategic
             23      priorities; and
             24              .    allocate mission based funding to each initiative; and
             25          .    makes technical amendments.
             26      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             27          None

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     Other Special Clauses:
             29          This bill provides an immediate effective date.
             30      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             31      AMENDS:
             32          53B-6-101, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 346
             33          53B-7-101, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1987, Chapter 167

             35      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             36          Section 1. Section 53B-6-101 is amended to read:
             37           53B-6-101. Additional responsibilities of the board -- Studies and evaluations --
             38      Master plan for higher education -- Productivity -- Institutional student assessment --
             39      Biennial accountability report to the Legislature.
             40          (1) The board shall conduct continuing studies and evaluations of the facilities,
             41      grounds, buildings, and equipment at the higher education institutions under its jurisdiction and
             42      use space utilization and other studies conducted by the State Building Board.
             43          (2) The board shall establish and maintain an up-to-date master plan which shall
             44      include:
             45          (a) providing for statewide planning of public higher education in terms of a mission,
             46      aims, purposes, and objectives of the system as a whole;
             47          (b) establishing and defining the mission, role, and programs of each institution within
             48      the system;
             49          (c) establishing criteria for and determination of the future needs and requirements for
             50      new programs and new institutions and the elimination, curtailment, or consolidation of
             51      existing programs and facilities;
             52          (d) providing for the initiation and financing of projects as considered necessary to
             53      meet and satisfy the projected patterns of growth and maintenance;
             54          (e) establishing criteria for and determination of the operating and capital budgetary
             55      needs of each institution and the system as a whole;
             56          (f) recommending the methods and sources of future financial support of the higher
             57      education system;
             58          (g) establishing procedures for the development of maximum utilization of existing

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     facilities as suggested by space utilization studies conducted by the State Building Board; and
             60          (h) securing an adequate and coordinated program for the community colleges and
             61      career and technical education programs in the institutions and departments in the state system
             62      of higher education.
             63          (3) (a) The board may do all things necessary for the effective implementation of the
             64      statewide master plan as adopted and revised by the board from time to time.
             65          (b) The State Board of Education and the Utah College of Applied Technology shall
             66      provide career and technical education staff assistance to the State Board of Regents in support
             67      of master planning activities related to career and technical education in higher education.
             68          (4) (a) The board shall adopt rules and initiate programs to promote and increase
             69      productivity in the state system of higher education.
             70          (b) The board shall require each college and university in the system to establish
             71      multiple measures of institutional and student assessment in order to improve student
             72      instruction, academic programs, and learning opportunities.
             73          (c) The board shall submit a biennial accountability report to the Legislature, which
             74      shall include such factors as:
             75          (i) space utilization, faculty productivity, and other similar measures of the
             76      management of institutional resources at each institution; and
             77          (ii) student assessment at entry to each institution, at critical midway points, and at
             78      exit.
             79          (d) The board shall establish a systemwide committee to address assessment and
             80      accountability issues and propose essential elements to be included in the biennial report.
             81          Section 2. Section 53B-7-101 is amended to read:
             82           53B-7-101. Combined requests for appropriations -- Board review of operating
             83      budgets -- Submission of budgets -- Recommendations -- Hearing request --
             84      Appropriation formulas -- Allocations -- Dedicated credits -- Financial affairs.
             85          (1) (a) The board shall recommend a combined appropriation for the operating budgets
             86      of higher education institutions for inclusion in [the] a state appropriations act.
             87          (b) The board's combined budget recommendation shall include:
             88          (i) employee compensation;
             89          (ii) mandatory costs, including building operations and maintenance, fuel, and power;

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         (iii) mission based funding described in Subsection (2); H. [ and ] .H
             91          (iv) statewide and institutional priorities, including scholarships, financial aid, and
             92      technology infrastructure H. [ . ] ; and
             92a          (v) unfunded historic growth. .H
             93          (c) The board's recommendations shall be available for presentation to the governor
             94      and to the Legislature at least 30 days prior to the convening of the Legislature, and shall
             95      include schedules showing the recommended amounts for each institution, including separately
             96      funded programs or divisions.
             97          (d) The recommended appropriations shall be determined by the board only after it has
             98      reviewed the proposed institutional operating budgets, and has consulted with the various
             99      institutions and board staff in order to make appropriate adjustments.
             100          (2) (a) The board shall establish mission based funding.
             101          (b) Mission based funding shall include:
             102          (i) enrollment growth; and
             103          (ii) up to three strategic priorities.
             104          (c) The strategic priorities described in Subsection (2)(b)(ii) shall be:
             105          (i) approved by the board; and
             106          (ii) designed to improve the availability, effectiveness, or quality of higher education in
             107      the state.
             107a      S. (d) When recommending an allocation of mission based funding to a doctorate-granting
             107b      university, as defined by the board, or Southern Utah University, the board shall place greater
             107c      emphasis on the university's fulfillment of the strategic priorities described in Subsection
             107d      (2)(b)(ii).
             107e          (e) Notwithstanding Subsection (2)(d), the board may allocate funding for a modest
             107f      amount of growth to doctorate-granting institutions and Southern Utah University.
             107g      (f) Concurrent with recommending mission based funding, the board shall also recommend to
             107h      the Legislature ways to address funding any inequities for institutions as compared to
             107i      institutions with similar missions. .S
             108          [(2)] (3) (a) Institutional operating budgets shall be submitted to the board at least 90
             109      days prior to the convening of the Legislature in accordance with procedures established by the
             110      board.
             111          (b) Funding requests pertaining to capital facilities and land purchases shall be
             112      submitted in accordance with procedures prescribed by the State Building Board.
             113          [(3)] (4) (a) The budget recommendations of the board shall be accompanied by full
             114      explanations and supporting data.
             115          (b) The appropriations recommended by the board shall be made with the dual
             116      objective of:

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         [(a)] (i) justifying for higher educational institutions appropriations consistent with their
             118      needs, and consistent with the financial ability of the state; and
             119          [(b)] (ii) determining an equitable distribution of funds among the respective
             120      institutions in accordance with the aims and objectives of the statewide master plan for higher

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             122          [(4)] (5) (a) The board shall request a hearing with the governor on the recommended
             123      appropriations.
             124          (b) After the governor delivers his budget message to the Legislature, the board shall
             125      request hearings on the recommended appropriations with the appropriate committees of the
             126      Legislature.
             127          (c) If either the total amount of the state appropriations or its allocation among the
             128      institutions as proposed by the Legislature or its committees is substantially different from the
             129      recommendations of the board, the board may request further hearings with the Legislature or
             130      its appropriate committees to reconsider both the total amount and the allocation.
             131          [(5)] (6) The board may devise, establish, periodically review, and revise formulas for
             132      its use and for the use of the governor and the committees of the Legislature in making
             133      appropriation recommendations.
             134          [(6)] (7) (a) The board shall recommend to each session of the Legislature the
             135      minimum tuitions, resident and nonresident, for each institution which it considers necessary to
             136      implement the budget recommendations.
             137          (b) The board may fix the tuition, fees, and charges for each institution at levels it finds
             138      necessary to meet budget requirements.
             139          [(7)] (8) (a) Money allocated to each institution by legislative appropriation may be
             140      budgeted in accordance with institutional work programs approved by the board, provided that
             141      the expenditures funded by appropriations for each institution are kept within the
             142      appropriations for the applicable period.
             143          (b) A president shall:
             144          (i) establish initiatives for the president's institution each year that are:
             145          (A) aligned with the strategic priorities described in Subsection (2); and
             146          (B) consistent with the institution's mission and role; and
             147          (ii) allocate the institution's mission based funding to the initiatives.
             148          [(8)] (9) The dedicated credits, including revenues derived from tuitions, fees, federal
             149      grants, and proceeds from sales received by the institutions are appropriated to the respective
             150      institutions and used in accordance with institutional work programs.
             151          [(9)] (10) Each institution may do its own purchasing, issue its own payrolls, and

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Senate Committee Amendments 2-11-2011 rd/aos
     handle its own financial affairs under the general supervision of the board.
             153          (11) (a) S. [ The Legislature shall provide an annual combined budget appropriation to the ]
             153a      If the Legislature appropriates money in accordance with this section, it shall be distributed to
             153b      the .S
             154      State Board of Regents S. and higher education institutions .S to fund the items described in
             154a      Subsection (1)(b).
             155          (b) During each general session of the Legislature following a fiscal year in which the
             156      Legislature provides an appropriation for mission based funding, the board and institutions
             157      shall report to the Legislature's Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee on the use of
             158      the previous year's mission based funding, including performance outcomes relating to the
             159      strategic initiatives approved by the board.
             160          Section 3. Effective date.
             161          If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
             162      upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
             163      Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
             164      the date of veto override.

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