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S.B. 34 Enrolled

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STATEWIDE DATA ALLIANCE AND UTAH FUTURES

             2     
2014 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Howard A. Stephenson

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House Sponsor: Bradley G. Last

             6     
             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
             22      appropriation:
             23              .    from the Education Fund, $345,000;
             24          .    to the Utah Education Network - Utah Education Network as a one-time
             25      appropriation:
             26              .    from the Education Fund, $300,000;
             27          .    to the State Board of Education - State Office of Education as an ongoing
             28      appropriation:
             29              .    from the Education Fund, $355,000;


             30          .    to the Utah College of Applied Technology - Administration as an ongoing
             31      appropriation:
             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:
             40      AMENDS:
             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
             43     
             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.
             56          [(c) "Other user" means:]
             57          [(i) a jobseeker;]


             58          [(ii) an adult user;]
             59          [(iii) a Utah business user; or]
             60          [(iv) any Utah citizen.]
             61          [(d)] (c) "Utah Futures" means a career planning program developed and administered
             62      by the Department of Workforce Services, the State Board of Regents, and the State Board of
             63      Education.
             64          [(e)] (d) "Utah Futures Steering Committee" means a committee of members
             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
             67      Education.
             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;
             97          [(b)] (c) allow an education provider to:
             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;
             101          [(c)] (d) allow a Utah business to:
             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;
             106          [(d)] (e) allow the Department of Workforce Services to analyze and report on student
             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
             109          [(e)] (f) allow all users of the Utah Futures' system to communicate and interact
             110      through social networking tools within the Utah Futures website as allowed by law.
             111          (3) On or before [May 15, 2012] October 1, 2014, the State Board of Education, [in
             112      consultation with the Utah Futures Steering Committee] after consulting with the Board of
             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
             115      Futures.
             116          (4) In evaluating proposals under Subsection (3) in consultation with the Board of
             117      Business and Economic Development, the State Board of Education [and the Utah Futures
             118      Steering Committee] shall ensure that the technology provided by a proposer:
             119          (a) allows Utah Futures to license [and host] the selected service oriented architecture
             120      technologies [on Utah Futures' servers];
             121          (b) allows Utah Futures to protect [and control] all user data within the system by
             122      leveraging role architecture;
             123          (c) allows Utah Futures to [directly control and] update the user interface, APIs, and
             124      web services software layers as needed; [and]
             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
             127      Internet[.];
             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.
             171          [(3)] (4) Section 53A-1-411 is repealed July 1, 2016.
             172          [(4)] (5) Section 53A-1-412 is repealed July 1, 2013.
             173          [(5)] (6) Section 53A-1a-513.5 is repealed July 1, 2017.
             174          [(6)] (7) Title 53A, Chapter 1a, Part 10, UPSTART, is repealed July 1, 2014.
             175          [(7)] (8) Title 53A, Chapter 8a, Part 8, Peer Assistance and Review Pilot Program, is
             176      repealed July 1, 2017.
             177          [(8)] (9) Subsection 53A-13-110 (4) is repealed July 1, 2013.
             178          [(9)] (10) Section 53A-17a-169 is repealed July 1, 2016.
             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
$345,000

             187              From Education Fund, One-time
$300,000

             188              Schedule of Programs:
             189                  Statewide Data Alliance        $645,000
             190          To State Board of Education - State Office of Education
             191              From Education Fund
$355,000

             192              Schedule of Programs:
             193                  Board and Administration                $355,000
             194          To Utah College of Applied Technology - Administration
             195              From Education Fund
$245,000

             196              Schedule of Programs:
             197                  Administration                    $245,000


             198          To State Board of Regents - Administration
             199              From Education Fund
$245,000

             200              Schedule of Programs:
             201                  Administration                    $245,000
             202          To University of Utah - Education and General
             203              From Education Fund
$310,000

             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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