7 LONG TITLE
8 Committee Note:
9 The Veterans and Military Affairs Commission recommended this bill.
10 Membership: 5 legislators 16 non-legislators
11 Total Vote: 19 voting for 0 voting against 2 absent
12 Legislative Vote: 5 voting for 0 voting against 0 absent
13 General Description:
14 This bill amends provisions related to higher education.
15 Highlighted Provisions:
16 This bill:
17 ▸ allows veterans to audit classes at institutions of higher education if the veterans:
18 • are Utah residents; and
19 • meet certain qualifications.
20 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
22 Other Special Clauses:
24 Utah Code Sections Affected:
26 53B-9-101, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1987, Chapter 167
28 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
29 Section 1. Section 53B-9-101 is amended to read:
30 53B-9-101. Legislative findings on higher education for senior citizens and
31 veterans -- Legislative intent -- Quarterly registration fee.
32 (1) The Legislature finds that substantial benefits would accrue to the state, as well as
33 those directly involved, through making higher education more accessible to senior citizens and
34 veterans who generally find themselves with more time for learning but with less funds for
35 such purposes.
36 (2) It is intended that an institution of higher education allow Utah residents who have
37 reached 62 years of age or are veterans as defined in Section 68-3-12.5 to enroll at the
38 institution, in classes for which they may be qualified, on the basis of surplus space in regularly
39 scheduled classes and in accordance with this chapter and implementing rules. These persons
40 are exempt from tuition and other charges, except for a quarterly registration fee established by
41 the board.