H.B. 72 Enrolled
8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill requires the State Board of Regents to enact regulations requiring sworn
11 testimony during certain employee grievance hearings at institutions of higher
13 Highlighted Provisions:
14 This bill:
15 . requires the State Board of Regents to enact regulations requiring sworn testimony
16 during certain employee grievance hearings at institutions of higher education; and
17 . makes technical changes.
18 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
20 Other Special Clauses:
22 Utah Code Sections Affected:
24 53B-3-103 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 193
26 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27 Section 1. Section 53B-3-103 is amended to read:
28 53B-3-103. Power of board to adopt rules and enact regulations.
29 (1) The board may enact regulations governing the conduct of university and college
30 students, faculty, and employees.
31 (2) (a) The board may:
32 (i) enact and authorize higher education institutions to enact traffic, parking, and
33 related regulations governing all individuals on campuses and other facilities owned or
34 controlled by the institutions or the board; and
35 (ii) acknowledging that the Legislature has the authority to regulate, by law, firearms at
36 higher education institutions:
37 (A) authorize higher education institutions to establish no more than one secure area at
38 each institution as a hearing room as prescribed in Section 76-8-311.1 , but not otherwise
39 restrict the lawful possession or carrying of firearms; and
40 (B) authorize a higher education institution to make a rule that allows a resident of a
41 dormitory located at the institution to request only roommates who are not licensed to carry a
42 concealed firearm under Section 53-5-704 or 53-5-705 .
43 (b) In addition to the requirements and penalty prescribed in Subsections
44 76-8-311.1 (3), (4), (5), and (6), the board shall make rules to ensure that:
45 (i) reasonable means such as mechanical, electronic, x-ray, or similar devices are used
46 to detect firearms, ammunition, or dangerous weapons contained in the personal property of or
47 on the person of any individual attempting to enter a secure area hearing room;
48 (ii) an individual required or requested to attend a hearing in a secure area hearing
49 room is notified in writing of the requirements related to entering a secured area hearing room
50 under this Subsection (2)(b) and Section 76-8-311.1 ;
51 (iii) the restriction of firearms, ammunition, or dangerous weapons in the secure area
52 hearing room is in effect only during the time the secure area hearing room is in use for
53 hearings and for a reasonable time before and after its use; and
54 (iv) reasonable space limitations are applied to the secure area hearing room as
55 warranted by the number of individuals involved in a typical hearing.
56 (3) The board shall enact regulations that require all testimony be given under oath
57 during an employee grievance hearing for a non-faculty employee of an institution of higher
58 education if the grievance hearing relates to the non-faculty employee's:
59 (a) demotion; or
60 (b) termination.
62 reasonable manner, including the assessment of fees, fines, and forfeitures, the collection of
63 which may be by withholding from money owed the violator, the imposition of probation,
64 suspension, or expulsion from the institution, the revocation of privileges, the refusal to issue
65 certificates, degrees, and diplomas, through judicial process or any reasonable combination of
66 these alternatives.
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