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The Utah State Legislature has passed a bill that overhauls higher education

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Posted at 8:43 AM, Mar 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-07 10:43:35-05

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah State Legislature has passed a major bill that overhauls higher education in the state.

Senate Bill 111, sponsored by Sen. Ann Millner, R-Ogden, and House Speaker Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, merges Utah's college and university system with the technical college system. Their oversight boards (the Board of Regents and the Utah System of Technical Colleges Board of Trustees) are also merged.

The results could streamline the higher education system and improve it, said Sen. Millner. It could also mean an easier transfer of credits between schools for students.

"Building pathways for students that really take out roadblocks for them and help them to be able to pursue their life and career goals," she said in an interview Friday with FOX 13.

The bill now goes to Governor Gary Herbert for his signature or veto.