S.B. 34 Enrolled
7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill amends provisions related to Utah Futures and appropriates money to support
10 a statewide data system for public education, higher education, and workforce data.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . amends provisions related to Utah Futures;
14 . establishes an evaluation panel to evaluate Utah Futures and determine whether any
15 or all components of Utah Futures should be outsourced to a private provider;
16 . requires the evaluation panel to report to the State Board of Education, the
17 Executive Appropriations Committee, and the Education Interim Committee; and
18 . makes technical changes.
19 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
20 This bill appropriates in fiscal year 2015:
21 . to the Utah Education Network - Utah Education Network as an ongoing
23 . from the Education Fund, $345,000;
24 . to the Utah Education Network - Utah Education Network as a one-time
26 . from the Education Fund, $300,000;
27 . to the State Board of Education - State Office of Education as an ongoing
29 . from the Education Fund, $355,000;
30 . to the Utah College of Applied Technology - Administration as an ongoing
32 . from the Education Fund, $245,000;
33 . to the State Board of Regents - Administration as an ongoing appropriation:
34 . from the Education Fund, $245,000; and
35 . to the University of Utah - Education and General as an ongoing appropriation:
36 . from the Education Fund, $310,000.
37 Other Special Clauses:
38 This bill provides an effective date.
39 Utah Code Sections Affected:
41 53A-1-410 , as enacted by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 392
42 63I-2-253 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapters 173 and 434
44 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
45 Section 1. Section 53A-1-410 is amended to read:
46 53A-1-410. Utah Futures.
47 (1) As used in this section:
48 (a) "Education provider" means:
49 (i) a Utah institution of higher education as defined in Section 53B-2-101 ; or
50 (ii) a Utah provider of postsecondary education.
51 (b) "Student user" means:
52 (i) a Utah student in kindergarten through grade 12;
53 (ii) a Utah post secondary education student;
54 (iii) a parent or guardian of a Utah public education student; or
55 (iv) a Utah potential post secondary education student.
62 by the Department of Workforce Services, the State Board of Regents, and the State Board of
65 designated by the governor to administer and manage Utah Futures in collaboration with the
66 Department of Workforce Services, the State Board of Regents, and the State Board of
68 (2) The Utah Futures Steering Committee shall ensure, as funding allows and is
69 feasible, that Utah Futures will:
70 (a) allow a student user to:
71 (i) access the student user's full academic record;
72 (ii) electronically allow the student user to give access to the student user's academic
73 record and related information to an education provider as allowed by law;
74 (iii) access information about different career opportunities and understand the related
75 educational requirements to enter that career;
76 (iv) access information about education providers;
77 (v) access up to date information about entrance requirements to education providers;
78 (vi) apply for entrance to multiple schools without having to fully replicate the
79 application process;
80 (vii) apply for loans, scholarships, or grants from multiple education providers in one
81 location without having to fully replicate the application process for multiple education
82 providers; and
83 (viii) research open jobs from different companies within the user's career interest and
84 apply for those jobs without having to leave the website to do so;
85 (b) allow all users to:
86 (i) access information about different career opportunities and understand the related
87 educational requirements to enter that career;
88 (ii) access information about education providers;
89 (iii) access up-to-date information about entrance requirements to education providers;
90 (iv) apply for entrance to multiple schools without having to fully replicate the
91 application process;
92 (v) apply for loans, scholarships, or grants from multiple education providers in one
93 location without having to fully replicate the application process for multiple education
94 providers; and
95 (vi) research open jobs from different companies within the user's career interest and
96 apply for those jobs without having to leave the website to do so;
98 (i) research and find student users who are interested in various educational outcomes;
99 (ii) promote the education provider's programs and schools to student users; and
100 (iii) connect with student users within the Utah Futures website;
102 (i) research and find student users who are pursuing educational outcomes that are
103 consistent with jobs the Utah business is trying to fill now or in the future; and
104 (ii) market jobs and communicate with student users through the Utah Futures website
105 as allowed by law;
107 user interests, education paths, and behaviors within the education system so as to predictively
108 determine appropriate career and educational outcomes and results; and
110 through social networking tools within the Utah Futures website as allowed by law.
111 (3) On or before [
113 Business and Economic Development created in Section 63M-1-301 , may select a technology
114 provider, through a request for proposals process, to provide technology and support for Utah
116 (4) In evaluating proposals under Subsection (3) in consultation with the Board of
117 Business and Economic Development, the State Board of Education [
119 (a) allows Utah Futures to license [
120 technologies [
121 (b) allows Utah Futures to protect [
122 leveraging role architecture;
123 (c) allows Utah Futures to [
124 web services software layers as needed; [
125 (d) provides the ability for a student user to have a secure profile and login to access
126 and to store personal information related to the services listed in Subsection (2) via the
128 (e) protects all user data within Utah Futures;
129 (f) allows the State Board of Education to license the technology of the selected
130 technology provider; and
131 (g) provides technology able to support application programming interfaces to integrate
132 technology of other third party providers, which may include cloud-based technology.
133 (5) (a) On or before August 1, 2014, the evaluation panel described in Subsection
134 (5)(b), using the criteria described in Subsection (5)(c), shall evaluate Utah Futures and
135 determine whether any or all components of Utah Futures, as described in this section, should
136 be outsourced to a private provider or built in-house by the participating state agencies.
137 (b) The evaluation panel described in Subsection (5)(a) shall consist of the following
138 members, appointed by the governor after consulting with the State Board of Education:
139 (i) five members who represent business, including:
140 (A) one member who has extensive knowledge and experience in information
141 technology; and
142 (B) one member who has extensive knowledge and experience in human resources;
143 (ii) one member who is a user of the information provided by Utah Futures;
144 (iii) one member who is a parent of a student who uses Utah Futures;
145 (iv) one member who:
146 (A) is an educator as defined in Section 53A-6-103 ; and
147 (B) teaches students who use Utah Futures; and
148 (v) one member who is a high school counselor licensed under Title 53A, Chapter 6,
149 Educator Licensing and Professional Practices Act.
150 (c) The evaluation panel described in Subsections (5)(a) and (b) shall consider at least
151 the following criteria to make the determination described in Subsection (5)(a):
152 (i) the complete functional capabilities of a private technology provider versus an
153 in-house version;
154 (ii) the cost of purchasing privately developed technology versus continuing to develop
155 or build an in-house version;
156 (iii) the data and security capabilities of a private technology provider versus an
157 in-house version;
158 (iv) the time frames to implementation; and
159 (v) the best practices and examples of other states who have implemented a tool similar
160 to Utah Futures.
161 (d) On or before September 30, 2014, the evaluation panel shall report the
162 determination to:
163 (i) the State Board of Education;
164 (ii) the Executive Appropriations Committee; and
165 (iii) the Education Interim Committee.
166 Section 2. Section 63I-2-253 is amended to read:
167 63I-2-253. Repeal dates -- Titles 53, 53A, and 53B.
168 (1) Section 53A-1-402.7 is repealed July 1, 2014.
169 (2) Section 53A-1-403.5 is repealed July 1, 2017.
170 (3) Subsection 53A-1-410 (5) is repealed July 1, 2015.
176 repealed July 1, 2017.
179 Section 3. Appropriation.
180 Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures Act, for
181 the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014, and ending June 30, 2015, the following sums of money
182 are appropriated from resources not otherwise appropriated, or reduced from amounts
183 previously appropriated, out of the funds or accounts indicated. These sums of money are in
184 addition to any amounts previously appropriated for fiscal year 2015.
185 To Utah Education Network - Utah Education Network
186 From Education Fund
187 From Education Fund, One-time
188 Schedule of Programs:
189 Statewide Data Alliance $645,000
190 To State Board of Education - State Office of Education
191 From Education Fund
192 Schedule of Programs:
193 Board and Administration $355,000
194 To Utah College of Applied Technology - Administration
195 From Education Fund
196 Schedule of Programs:
197 Administration $245,000
198 To State Board of Regents - Administration
199 From Education Fund
200 Schedule of Programs:
201 Administration $245,000
202 To University of Utah - Education and General
203 From Education Fund
204 Schedule of Programs:
205 Education and General $310,000
206 The Legislature intends that the appropriation under this section be used to support a
207 statewide data system for public education, higher education, and workforce data.
208 Section 4. Effective date.
209 Uncodified Section 3 takes effect on July 1, 2014.
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