This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 12:19 PM by jeyring.




Chief Sponsor: Val L. Peterson

Senate Sponsor: Peter C. Knudson


9     General Description:
10          This bill expands the allowable tuition assistance for a Utah National Guard member to
11     include fees.
12     Highlighted Provisions:
13          This bill:
14          ▸     modifies the tuition assistance the Utah National Guard may provide to an active
15     member to attend an institution of higher education to include fees;
16          ▸     defines terms; and
17          ▸     makes technical amendments.
18     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
19          None
20     Other Special Clauses:
21          None
22     Utah Code Sections Affected:
23     AMENDS:
24          39-1-63, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1998, Chapter 233

26     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27          Section 1. Section 39-1-63 is amended to read:

28          39-1-63. Tuition and fees assistance for Utah National Guard members -- Use and
29     allocation -- Appropriation.
30          (1) Ĥ→ (a) ←Ĥ As used in this section, "fees" means Ĥ→ [
30a          general course fees ←Ĥ , in addition to tuition, that are:
31          Ĥ→ [
(a)] (i) ←Ĥ imposed by an institution of higher education; and
32          Ĥ→ [
(b)] (ii) ←Ĥ required to be paid by a student to Ĥ→ [enroll in the institution of higher
32a     education or
] ←Ĥ
33     engage in a course of study at the institution of higher education.
33a      Ĥ→ (b) "Fees" does not include a special course fee. ←Ĥ
34          [(1)] (2) The Utah National Guard may provide tuition and fees assistance to [members
35     for study at postsecondary institutions of learning, including Applied Technology Centers] a
36     member of the Utah National Guard for study at an institution of higher education, subject to
37     the following requirements:
38          (a) the individual must be, at the time [he or she] the individual receives the assistance,
39     an active member of the Utah National Guard[.]; and
40          (b) the assistance is for tuition and fees only and [shall be not] may not be more than
41     the resident tuition and fees for the actual course of postsecondary study engaged in by the
42     individual.
43          [(2)] (3) (a) Tuition and fees assistance shall be awarded for each academic year.
44     [Students]
45          (b) An individual may apply to the adjutant general of the state for assistance for each
46     year during which [he or she] the individual is an active member of the Utah National Guard.
47          (c) In awarding assistance, the adjutant general shall consider the recruitment and
48     retention needs of the Utah National Guard.
49          [(3) Tuition assistance is to be paid by the]
50          (4) The adjutant general of the state shall pay the tuition and fees assistance directly to
51     [the institutions involved] an institution of higher education from the funds appropriated.
52          [(4)] (5) The adjutant general of the state shall establish regulations, procedures, forms,
53     and reports necessary to administer the allocation of assistance and payment of funds under this
54     section.
55          [(5)] (6) The adjutant general of the state shall include a request each year for funds for
56     this program in the annual budget for the Utah National Guard.
57          [(6) A person] (7) An individual who transfers from the Select Reserve to the Utah
58     National Guard is not eligible for the tuition and fees assistance in this section for one year
59     from the date of transfer.

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