8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill creates the Digital Wellness, Citizenship, and Safe Technology Commission to
11 advance the goal of training every student in healthy behavior related to technology use.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 ▸ defines terms;
15 ▸ creates the Digital Wellness, Citizenship, and Safe Technology Commission
16 (commission); and
17 ▸ requires the commission to:
18 • identify best practices and compile resources for training students in healthy
19 behavior related to technology use; and
20 • report to the Education Interim Committee and the State Board of Education on
21 efforts related to delivering training in healthy behavior related to technology
23 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
25 Other Special Clauses:
27 Utah Code Sections Affected:
29 63I-2-263, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2019, Chapters 182, 240, 246, 325, 370,
30 and 483
32 63C-21-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
33 63C-21-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
34 63C-21-201, Utah Code Annotated 1953
35 63C-21-202, Utah Code Annotated 1953
37 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
38 Section 1. Section 63C-21-101 is enacted to read:
42 63C-21-101. Title.
43 (1) This chapter is known as the "Digital Wellness, Citizenship, and Safe Technology
45 (2) This part is known as "General Provisions."
46 Section 2. Section 63C-21-102 is enacted to read:
47 63C-21-102. Definitions.
48 As used in this chapter:
49 (1) "Commission" means the Digital Wellness, Citizenship, and Safe Technology
50 Commission created in Section 63C-21-201.
51 (2) "Cyber-bullying" means the same as that term is defined in Section 53G-9-601.
52 (3) "Digital citizenship" means the norms of appropriate, responsible, and healthy
53 behavior related to technology use, including digital literacy, ethics, etiquette, and security.
54 (4) "Local education agency" or "LEA" means a school district, a charter school, or the
55 Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.
56 (5) "State board" means the State Board of Education.
57 (6) "State superintendent" means the state superintendent of public instruction
58 appointed under Section 53E-3-301.
59 (7) "Student" means a child who is under the age of 18.
60 Section 3. Section 63C-21-201 is enacted to read:
62 63C-21-201. Commission established -- Members.
63 (1) There is created the Digital Wellness, Citizenship, and Safe Technology
64 Commission to advance the goal of reaching every student, parent, and student's support
65 network with training and ongoing support in digital citizenship, composed of the following 11
67 (a) one member of the Senate, appointed by the president of the Senate who shall serve
68 as co-chair of the commission;
69 (b) one member of the House of Representatives, appointed by the speaker of the
70 House of Representatives who shall serve as co-chair of the commission;
71 (c) two members appointed by the state superintendent, that may include:
72 (i) a current or former classroom teacher; and
73 (ii) a parent of a student;
74 (d) the governor or the governor's designee;
75 (e) the attorney general or the attorney general's designee; and
76 (f) five members with experience and expertise related to digital citizenship training
77 and education, recommended by the co-chairs of the commission and jointly approved by the
78 president of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Representatives, that may include:
79 (i) a mental health professional;
80 (ii) a facilitator of a school community council;
81 (iii) a media literacy librarian; and
82 (iv) a representative of the Utah Education and Telehealth Network created in Section
84 (2) (a) A majority of the members of the commission constitute a quorum of the
86 (b) The action by a majority of the members of a quorum constitutes the action of the
88 (3) (a) The salary and expenses of a commission member who is a legislator shall be
89 paid in accordance with Section 36-2-2 and Legislative Joint Rules, Title 5, Chapter 3,
90 Legislator Compensation.
91 (b) A commission member who is not a legislator may not receive compensation or
92 benefits for the member's service on the commission, but may receive per diem and
93 reimbursement for travel expenses incurred as a commission member at the rates established by
94 the Division of Finance under:
95 (i) Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107; and
96 (ii) rules made by the Division of Finance pursuant to Sections 63A-3-106 and
98 (4) The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel shall provide staff support
99 to the commission.
100 (5) The commission shall meet up to Ŝ→ [
101 Section 4. Section 63C-21-202 is enacted to read:
102 63C-21-202. Commission duties -- Reporting requirements.
103 (1) To ensure students are digital media-literate, and able to use technology safely and
104 ethically, the commission shall:
105 (a) identify best practices for reaching every student with training in digital citizenship;
106 (b) identify, compile, and publish resources that an LEA or a parent may use to educate
107 students, parents, or a student's support network in digital citizenship;
108 (c) identify and compile emerging research on digital citizenship and educating
109 students, parents, or a student's support network in digital citizenship;
110 (d) collaborate and coordinate efforts with programs related to cyber-bullying, suicide
111 prevention, anti-pornography, and social and emotional learning to provide resources for
112 promoting digital citizenship to LEAs, students, teachers, and parents; and
113 (e) administer funds appropriated by the Legislature for the purposes described in this
114 part, in accordance with the intent of the Legislature for the appropriation.
115 (2) The commission shall annually report to the Education Interim Committee and the
116 state board on:
117 (a) objectives for training students in digital citizenship;
118 (b) a template for a plan that an LEA may use to achieve the objectives described in
119 Subsection (2)(a);
120 (c) involving parents in promoting digital citizenship, including resources for educating
121 students and parents at home;
122 (d) approved providers to deliver training in digital citizenship to teachers and students
123 in LEAs; and
124 (e) the expenditure of the funds described in Subsection (1)(e).
125 Section 5. Section 63I-2-263 is amended to read:
126 63I-2-263. Repeal dates, Title 63A to Title 63N.
127 (1) On July 1, 2020:
128 (a) Subsection 63A-1-203(5)(a)(i) is repealed; and
129 (b) in Subsection 63A-1-203(5)(a)(ii), the language that states "appointed on or after
130 May 8, 2018," is repealed.
133 repealed July 1, 2020.
134 (3) Title 63C, Chapter 21, Digital Wellness, Citizenship, and Safe Technology
135 Commission is repealed July 1, 2023.
136 (4) The following sections regarding the World War II Memorial Commission are
137 repealed on July 1, 2020:
138 (a) Section 63G-1-801;
139 (b) Section 63G-1-802;
140 (c) Section 63G-1-803; and
141 (d) Section 63G-1-804.
142 (5) In relation to the State Fair Park Committee, on January 1, 2021:
143 (a) Section 63H-6-104.5 is repealed; and
144 (b) Subsections 63H-6-104(8) and (9) are repealed.
145 (6) Section 63H-7a-303 is repealed on July 1, 2022.
146 (7) In relation to the Employability to Careers Program Board, on July 1, 2022:
147 (a) Subsection 63J-1-602.1[
148 (b) Subsection 63J-4-301(1)(h), related to the review of data and metrics, is repealed;
150 (c) Title 63J, Chapter 4, Part 7, Employability to Careers Program, is repealed.
151 (8) Section 63J-4-708 is repealed January 1, 2023.