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H.B. 72 Enrolled






Chief Sponsor: Mark A. Wheatley

Senate Sponsor: Stephen H. Urquhart

             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
             12      education.
             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:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      AMENDS:
             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.
             61          [(3)] (4) The board and institutions may enforce these rules and regulations in any
             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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