7 LONG TITLE
8 Committee Note:
9 The Veterans Reintegration Task Force recommended this bill.
10 Membership: 5 legislators 15 non-legislators
11 Legislative Vote: 5 voting for 0 voting against 0 absent
12 General Description:
13 This bill requires a college or university within the state system of higher education to
14 notify veterans applying for admission that in order to receive credit for military
15 training and experience, the veteran is required to meet with a college counselor.
16 Highlighted Provisions:
17 This bill:
18 . requires institutions of higher education to provide a written notification process for
19 advising veterans of certain requirements necessary to receive college credit for
20 military training and experience.
21 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
23 Other Special Clauses:
25 Utah Code Sections Affected:
27 53B-16-107 , as enacted by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 126
29 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
30 Section 1. Section 53B-16-107 is amended to read:
31 53B-16-107. Credit for military service and training -- Notification --
32 Transferability -- Reporting.
33 (1) As used in this section, "credit" includes proof of equivalent noncredit course
34 completion awarded by the Utah College of Applied Technology.
35 (2) An institution of higher education listed in Section 53B-2-101 shall [
36 provide written notification to each student applying for admission that the student is required
37 to meet with a college counselor in order to receive credit for military service and training as
38 recommended by a postsecondary accreditation agency or association designated by the State
39 Board of Regents or the Utah College of Applied Technology Board of Trustees if:
40 (a) credit for military service and training is requested by the student; and
41 (b) the student has met with an advisor at an institution of higher education listed in
42 Section 53B-2-101 at which the student intends to enroll to discuss applicability of credit to
43 program requirements, possible financial aid implications, and other factors that may impact
44 attainment of the student's educational goals.
45 (3) Upon transfer within the state system of higher education, a student may present a
46 transcript to the receiving institution for evaluation and to determine the applicability of credit
47 to the student's program of study, and the receiving institution shall evaluate the credit to be
48 transferred pursuant to Subsection (2).
49 (4) The State Board of Regents and the Utah College of Applied Technology Board of
50 Trustees shall annually report the number of credits awarded under this section by each
51 institution of higher education to the Education Interim Committee and the Utah Department of
52 Veterans' Affairs.
Legislative Review Note
as of 11-22-13 3:22 PM