Representative Keven J. Stratton proposes the following substitute bill:





Chief Sponsor: Keven J. Stratton

Senate Sponsor: Daniel Hemmert


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
22     use.
23     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
24          None
25     Other Special Clauses:

26          None
27     Utah Code Sections Affected:
28     AMENDS:
29          63I-2-263, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2019, Chapters 182, 240, 246, 325, 370,
30     and 483
31     ENACTS:
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:


Part 1. General Provisions

42          63C-21-101. Title.
43          (1) This chapter is known as the "Digital Wellness, Citizenship, and Safe Technology
44     Commission."
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:
Part 2. Digital Wellness, Citizenship, and Safe Technology Commission

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
66     members:
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
83     53B-17-105.
84          (2) (a) A majority of the members of the commission constitute a quorum of the
85     commission.
86          (b) The action by a majority of the members of a quorum constitutes the action of the
87     commission.

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
97     63A-3-107.
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 eight times per year.
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.
131          [(2) Sections 63C-4a-307 and 63C-4a-309 are repealed January 1, 2020.]
132          [(3)] (2) Title 63C, Chapter 19, Higher Education Strategic Planning Commission is
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[(52)](56) is repealed;
148          (b) Subsection 63J-4-301(1)(h), related to the review of data and metrics, is repealed;
149     and

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.