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Third Substitute S.B. 34

Representative Bradley G. Last proposes the following substitute bill:


             1     
STATEWIDE DATA ALLIANCE AND UTAH FUTURES

             2     
2014 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Howard A. Stephenson

             5     
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; and
             16          .    makes technical changes.
             17      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          This bill appropriates in fiscal year 2015:
             19          .    to the Utah Education Network - Utah Education Network as an ongoing
             20      appropriation:
             21              .    from the Education Fund, $345,000;
             22          .    to the Utah Education Network - Utah Education Network as a one-time
             23      appropriation:
             24              .    from the Education Fund, $300,000;
             25          .    to the State Board of Education - State Office of Education as an ongoing


             26      appropriation:
             27              .    from the Education Fund, $355,000;
             28          .    to the Utah College of Applied Technology - Administration as an ongoing
             29      appropriation:
             30              .    from the Education Fund, $245,000;
             31          .    to the State Board of Regents - Administration as an ongoing appropriation:
             32              .    from the Education Fund, $245,000; and
             33          .    to the University of Utah - Education and General as an ongoing appropriation:
             34              .    from the Education Fund, $310,000.
             35      Other Special Clauses:
             36          This bill provides an effective date.
             37      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             38      AMENDS:
             39           53A-1-410 , as enacted by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 392
             40     
             41      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             42          Section 1. Section 53A-1-410 is amended to read:
             43           53A-1-410. Utah Futures.
             44          (1) As used in this section:
             45          (a) "Education provider" means:
             46          (i) a Utah institution of higher education as defined in Section 53B-2-101 ; or
             47          (ii) a Utah provider of postsecondary education.
             48          (b) "Student user" means:
             49          (i) a Utah student in kindergarten through grade 12;
             50          (ii) a Utah post secondary education student;
             51          (iii) a parent or guardian of a Utah public education student; or
             52          (iv) a Utah potential post secondary education student.
             53          [(c) "Other user" means:]
             54          [(i) a jobseeker;]
             55          [(ii) an adult user;]
             56          [(iii) a Utah business user; or]


             57          [(iv) any Utah citizen.]
             58          [(d)] (c) "Utah Futures" means a career planning program developed and administered
             59      by the Department of Workforce Services, the State Board of Regents, and the State Board of
             60      Education.
             61          [(e)] (d) "Utah Futures Steering Committee" means a committee of members
             62      designated by the governor to administer and manage Utah Futures in collaboration with the
             63      Department of Workforce Services, the State Board of Regents, and the State Board of
             64      Education.
             65          (2) The Utah Futures Steering Committee shall ensure, as funding allows and is
             66      feasible, that Utah Futures will:
             67          (a) allow a student user to:
             68          (i) access the student user's full academic record;
             69          (ii) electronically allow the student user to give access to the student user's academic
             70      record and related information to an education provider as allowed by law;
             71          (iii) access information about different career opportunities and understand the related
             72      educational requirements to enter that career;
             73          (iv) access information about education providers;
             74          (v) access up to date information about entrance requirements to education providers;
             75          (vi) apply for entrance to multiple schools without having to fully replicate the
             76      application process;
             77          (vii) apply for loans, scholarships, or grants from multiple education providers in one
             78      location without having to fully replicate the application process for multiple education
             79      providers; and
             80          (viii) research open jobs from different companies within the user's career interest and
             81      apply for those jobs without having to leave the website to do so;
             82          (b) allow all users to:
             83          (i) access information about different career opportunities and understand the related
             84      educational requirements to enter that career;
             85          (ii) access information about education providers;
             86          (iii) access up-to-date information about entrance requirements to education providers;
             87          (iv) apply for entrance to multiple schools without having to fully replicate the


             88      application process;
             89          (v) apply for loans, scholarships, or grants from multiple education providers in one
             90      location without having to fully replicate the application process for multiple education
             91      providers; and
             92          (vi) research open jobs from different companies within the user's career interest and
             93      apply for those jobs without having to leave the website to do so;
             94          [(b)] (c) allow an education provider to:
             95          (i) research and find student users who are interested in various educational outcomes;
             96          (ii) promote the education provider's programs and schools to student users; and
             97          (iii) connect with student users within the Utah Futures website;
             98          [(c)] (d) allow a Utah business to:
             99          (i) research and find student users who are pursuing educational outcomes that are
             100      consistent with jobs the Utah business is trying to fill now or in the future; and
             101          (ii) market jobs and communicate with student users through the Utah Futures website
             102      as allowed by law;
             103          [(d)] (e) allow the Department of Workforce Services to analyze and report on student
             104      user interests, education paths, and behaviors within the education system so as to predictively
             105      determine appropriate career and educational outcomes and results; and
             106          [(e)] (f) allow all users of the Utah Futures' system to communicate and interact
             107      through social networking tools within the Utah Futures website as allowed by law.
             108          (3) On or before [May 15, 2012] October 1, 2014, the State Board of Education, in
             109      consultation with the [Utah Futures Steering Committee] Board of Business and Economic
             110      Development created in Section 63M-1-301 , may select a technology provider, through a
             111      request for proposals process, to provide technology and support for Utah Futures.
             112          (4) In evaluating proposals under Subsection (3), the State Board of Education and [the
             113      Utah Futures Steering Committee] Board of Business and Economic Development shall ensure
             114      that the technology provided by a proposer:
             115          (a) allows Utah Futures to license [and host] the selected service oriented architecture
             116      technologies [on Utah Futures' servers];
             117          (b) allows Utah Futures to protect [and control] all user data within the system by
             118      leveraging role architecture;


             119          (c) allows Utah Futures to [directly control and] update the user interface, APIs, and
             120      web services software layers as needed; [and]
             121          (d) provides the ability for a student user to have a secure profile and login to access
             122      and to store personal information related to the services listed in Subsection (2) via the
             123      Internet[.];
             124          (e) protects all user data within Utah Futures;
             125          (f) allows the State Board of Education to license the technology of the selected
             126      technology provider; and
             127          (g) provides technology able to support application programming interfaces to integrate
             128      technology of other third party providers, which may include cloud-based technology.
             129          (5) (a) On or before August 1, 2014, the evaluation panel described in Subsection
             130      (5)(b), using the criteria described in Subsection (5)(c), shall evaluate Utah Futures and
             131      determine whether any or all components of Utah Futures, as described in this section, should
             132      be outsourced to a private provider or built in-house by the participating state agencies.
             133          (b) The evaluation panel described in Subsection (5)(a) shall consist of the following
             134      members, appointed by the governor:
             135          (i) five members who represent business, including:
             136          (A) one member who has extensive knowledge and experience in information
             137      technology; and
             138          (B) one member who has extensive knowledge and experience in human resources;
             139          (ii) one member who is a user of the information provided by Utah Futures;
             140          (iii) one member who is a parent of a student who uses Utah Futures;
             141          (iv) one member who:
             142          (A) is an educator as defined in Section 53A-6-103 ; and
             143          (B) teaches students who use Utah Futures; and
             144          (v) one member who is a high school counselor licensed under Title 53A, Chapter 6,
             145      Educator Licensing and Professional Practices Act.
             146          (c) The evaluation panel described in Subsections (5)(a) and (b) shall consider at least
             147      the following criteria to make the determination described in Subsection (5)(a):
             148          (i) the complete functional capabilities of a private technology provider versus an
             149      in-house version;


             150          (ii) the cost of purchasing privately developed technology versus continuing to develop
             151      or build an in-house version;
             152          (iii) the data and security capabilities of a private technology provider versus an
             153      in-house version;
             154          (iv) the time frames to implementation; and
             155          (v) the best practices and examples of other states who have implemented a tool similar
             156      to Utah Futures.
             157          Section 2. Appropriation.
             158          Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures Act, for
             159      the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014, and ending June 30, 2015, the following sums of money
             160      are appropriated from resources not otherwise appropriated, or reduced from amounts
             161      previously appropriated, out of the funds or accounts indicated. These sums of money are in
             162      addition to any amounts previously appropriated for fiscal year 2015.
             163          To Utah Education Network - Utah Education Network
             164              From Education Fund
$345,000

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

             166              Schedule of Programs:
             167                  Statewide Data Alliance        $645,000
             168          To State Board of Education - State Office of Education
             169              From Education Fund
$355,000

             170              Schedule of Programs:
             171                  Board and Administration                $355,000
             172          To Utah College of Applied Technology - Administration
             173              From Education Fund
$245,000

             174              Schedule of Programs:
             175                  Administration                    $245,000
             176          To State Board of Regents - Administration
             177              From Education Fund
$245,000

             178              Schedule of Programs:
             179                  Administration                    $245,000
             180          To University of Utah - Education and General


             181              From Education Fund
$310,000

             182              Schedule of Programs:
             183                  Education and General                $310,000
             184          The Legislature intends that the appropriation under this section be used to support a
             185      statewide data system for public education, higher education, and workforce data.
             186          Section 3. Effective date.
             187          Uncodified Section 2 takes effect on July 1, 2014.


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