7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies provisions of the Utah Futures program.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 ▸ amends the Department of Workforce Services, the State Board of Regents, and the
13 State Board of Education's participation in the Utah Futures program.
14 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
15 This bill appropriates in fiscal year 2016:
16 ▸ to the Utah Education and Telehealth Network - Utah Education and Telehealth
17 Network as a one-time appropriation:
18 • from the General Fund, $2,000,000.
19 Other Special Clauses:
20 This bill provides a special effective date.
21 Utah Code Sections Affected:
22 RENUMBERS AND AMENDS:
23 53B-17-108, (Renumbered from 53A-1-410, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2014,
24 Chapter 372)
26 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27 Section 1. Section 53B-17-108, which is renumbered from Section 53A-1-410 is
28 renumbered and amended to read:
30 (1) As used in this section:
31 (a) "Education provider" means:
32 (i) a Utah institution of higher education as defined in Section 53B-2-101; or
33 (ii) a Utah provider of postsecondary education.
34 (b) "Student user" means:
35 (i) a Utah student in kindergarten through grade 12;
36 (ii) a Utah post secondary education student;
37 (iii) a parent or guardian of a Utah public education student; or
38 (iv) a Utah potential post secondary education student.
39 (c) "Utah Futures" means a career planning program developed and administered by
40 the [
42 (d) "Utah Futures Steering Committee" means a committee of members designated by
43 the governor to administer and manage Utah Futures [
45 (2) The Utah Futures Steering Committee shall ensure, as funding allows and is
46 feasible, that Utah Futures will:
47 (a) allow a student user to:
48 (i) access the student user's full academic record;
49 (ii) electronically allow the student user to give access to the student user's academic
50 record and related information to an education provider as allowed by law;
51 (iii) access information about different career opportunities and understand the related
52 educational requirements to enter that career;
53 (iv) access information about education providers;
54 (v) access up to date information about entrance requirements to education providers;
55 (vi) apply for entrance to multiple schools without having to fully replicate the
56 application process;
57 (vii) apply for loans, scholarships, or grants from multiple education providers in one
58 location without having to fully replicate the application process for multiple education
59 providers; and
60 (viii) research open jobs from different companies within the user's career interest and
61 apply for those jobs without having to leave the website to do so;
62 (b) allow all users to:
63 (i) access information about different career opportunities and understand the related
64 educational requirements to enter that career;
65 (ii) access information about education providers;
66 (iii) access up-to-date information about entrance requirements to education providers;
67 (iv) apply for entrance to multiple schools without having to fully replicate the
68 application process;
69 (v) apply for loans, scholarships, or grants from multiple education providers in one
70 location without having to fully replicate the application process for multiple education
71 providers; and
72 (vi) research open jobs from different companies within the user's career interest and
73 apply for those jobs without having to leave the website to do so;
74 (c) allow an education provider to:
75 (i) research and find student users who are interested in various educational outcomes;
76 (ii) promote the education provider's programs and schools to student users; and
77 (iii) connect with student users within the Utah Futures website;
78 (d) allow a Utah business to:
79 (i) research and find student users who are pursuing educational outcomes that are
80 consistent with jobs the Utah business is trying to fill now or in the future; and
81 (ii) market jobs and communicate with student users through the Utah Futures website
82 as allowed by law;
83 (e) [
84 analysis and reporting on student user interests, education paths, and behaviors within the
85 education system so as to predictively determine appropriate career and educational outcomes
86 and results; and
87 (f) allow all users of the Utah Futures' system to communicate and interact through
88 social networking tools within the Utah Futures website as allowed by law.
144 Section 2. Appropriation.
145 Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures Act, for
146 the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015, and ending June 30, 2016, the following sums of money
147 are appropriated from resources not otherwise appropriated, or reduced from amounts
148 previously appropriated, out of the funds or accounts indicated. These sums of money are in
149 addition to any amounts previously appropriated for fiscal year 2016.
150 To Utah Education and Telehealth Network - Utah Education and Telehealth Network
151 From General Fund, One-time
152 Schedule of Programs:
153 Utah Futures $2,000,000
154 The Legislature intends that:
155 (1) the Utah Education and Telehealth Network use the appropriation for Utah Futures
156 as directed by the board in consultation with the Utah Futures Steering Committee as described
157 in Section 53B-17-108; and
158 (2) under Section 63J-1-603, the appropriation provided under this section not lapse at
159 the close of fiscal year 2016, and that the use of any nonlapsing funds is limited to the purposes
160 described in Section 53B-17-108.
161 Section 3. Effective date.
162 (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), this bill takes effect on May 12, 2015.
163 (2) Uncodified Section 2, Appropriation, takes effect on July 1, 2015.