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From the ECS State Policy Database
Technology


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State Status/Date Level Summary
FLP-12Digital Materials, Recognitions, Certificates, and Technical Assistance
S.B. 1076 - Digital Materials, Recognitions, Certificates, and Technical Assistance
Revises Section 1003.4203, "Digital curriculum," to "Digital materials, recognitions, certificates, and technical assistance." Repeals references to "digital curriculum." Directs each district board to make available digital materials for students in prekinder...

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NHSigned into law 08/2014P-12Robotics Education Fund
H.B. 1415
Section 1: Creates a robotics education fund to be administered by the department of education. Directs the monies in the fund to be used for school districts to develop robotics teams, encourage participation in robotics competitions, and make robotics availa...

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MNSigned into law 05/2014P-12Innovative Technology Cooperative Centers
H.F. 2397
Article 3
Section 23, Subd 1: Allows two or more school districts to enter into an agreement to establish an innovative cooperative center to provide for technology and other educational services upon the majority vote of each district's school board. Allows t...

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MDSigned into law 04/2014P-12Report on Broadband Capability in Public Schools
H.B. 1388/S.B. 988
Requires the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to report to the General Assembly by December 1, 2014, on existing broadband speeds and connections in all public schools in the State, including capabilities from the main building to classrooms and o...

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UTSigned into law 03/2014P-12
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Utah Telehealth and Education Network Amendments
H.B. 92
Existing law provides for the Utah Education Network, or UEN. This bill repeals Utah Education Network provisions, and creates the Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN) and UETN board and education advisory council. Establishes duties of the UETN (K-12 ...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013Postsec.Clarify Education Reporting Requirements.
S.B. 168
Requires all students and lateral entry teachers preparing to teach demonstrate competencies in using digital and other instructional technologies to provide high-quality, integrated digital teaching and learning to all students. Requires the Department of Pub...

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WASigned into law 06/2013P-12Budget - Computer Science Education
S.B. 5034
From bill analysis: Computer Science Education - Funding is provided for grants to improve and expand access to computer science education. The grant program supports computer science professionals serving as co-instructors for Advanced Placement Computer Scie...

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WISigned into law 06/2013P-12WISElearn
Act 20 - Sections 229 and 1735
Provides $1,450,000 in 2014-15 and a 1.19 position in a new annual appropriation for WISElearn, a statewide digital learning portal, including $91,000 for the positions and $1,359,000 for supplies and services such as hardware, software licensing, web hosting,...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Continuing Education Requirements for Teachers, Principals, and Counselors
H.B. 642
Requires that continuing education requirements for teachers provide that up to 25% of the training required every 5 years include instruction on (1) collecting and analyzing information that will improve classroom effectiveness; (2) recognizing early warning ...

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TXSigned into law 05/2013P-12Use of Technology and Technological Devices in Classrooms
H.C.R. 104
Encourages school districts to adopt policies that promote the use of technology and technological devices in classrooms. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/83R/billtext/pdf/HC00104F.pdf#navpanes=0...

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NCSigned into law 03/2013P-12Transition to Digital Learning Instructional Resources
H.B. 44
States the intent of the general assembly to transition from funding for textbooks, both traditional and digital, to funding for digital materials, including textbooks and instructional resources, to provide educational resources that remain current, aligned w...

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NYIssued 04/2012P-12Establishing the New NY Education Reform Commission
E.O. No. 44
Establishes the New NY Education Reform Commission to provide guidance and advice to the governor on education policy, performance, and innovation. Directs the commission to study the best national and international public education models and best practices t...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12Academic and Career Planning in Middle Grades
H.B. 7059 - Academic and Career Planning in Middle Grades
Permits required course in career planning to be taken in grade 6. Requires that such course (1) result in a personalized academic and career plan for the student, (2) emphasize technology or the application of technology in career fields, (3) and, beginning i...

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NCVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2011P-12School Improvement Plans, School Improvement Teams, etc.
H.B. 200 - School Improvement Plans, School Improvement Teams, etc.
Removes all statutory references to school improvement plans, building school improvement teams, local safe school plans, and local school system technology plans.
Pages 48-52 of 342: http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2011/Bills/House/PDF/H200v9.pdf...

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FLSigned into law 05/2011P-12
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Repeals Various Obsolete Education Provisions
H.B. 7087
Repeals provisions relating to programs that were never implemented or are no longer funded. The programs are: Digital Divide Council and the associated Pilot Project for Discounted Computers and Internet Access for Low-Income Students; the Institute on Urban ...

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MSSigned into law 03/2011P-12Council for Education Technology
S.B. 2710
Repeales the council for education technology.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2011/pdf/SB/2700-2799/SB2710SG.pdf...

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VASigned into law 03/2011P-12Standards of Quality
H.B. 1792/S.B. 1270
Codifies in the Standards of Quality the flexibility to use funds provided in the appropriation act and provided to local school divisions for certain staffing standards related to instructional staff in mathematics, limited English proficiency, reading, techn...

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TNSigned into law 05/2010P-12OK to Donate Computers
S.B. 3425
Authorizes local education agencies (LEAs) to donate computers that have been removed from LEA inventory to low-income families within the school district. Requires the hard drives of these computers to be sanitized. Requires the Department of Education to giv...

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TNSigned into law 04/2010P-12Integrating GIS into Career-Technical and Adult Curriculum
S.B. 2767
Requires the State Board of Education to study the integration of geographic information technology into career and technical education curriculum and the Department of Labor and Workforce Development to study the integration of geographic
information technolo...

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VASigned into law 03/2010P-12Open Education Curriculum Board
S.B. 241
Establishes the Open Education Curriculum Board. Provides that the board may offer financial incentives to encourage individuals to submit educational materials to the Consortium; provides that certain content may be licensed or sold for a reasonable fee, prov...

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CAVetoed 10/2009P-12Education Technology Task Force
A.B. 836
Adds Article 15.1., "Education Technology Task Force" to the education code. Defines "technology literacy". Establishes a task force for education technology to make preliminary recommendations on technology literacy model standards for grades 7-12. Specifies ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Textbook Digital Technology
S.B. 2277
Requires the state board of education to implement a pilot program, subject to appropriation, to test digital technologies in three geographically diverse school districts by July 2011. Sets forth the issues that the pilot program must examine. Directs the sta...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Educational Technology Services, Information Technology Centers
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.075 and 3301.076
From DOE summary of H.B. 1:

Eliminates current law that permits the department to contract with an independent for-profit or nonprofit entity to provide information on Ohio government through the Ohio Education Computer Network (OECN) to school district libra...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12
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eTech Ohio (Education Technology)
H.B. 1 - Section 3353.09, 3353.20, and 265.30.83
By January 2010, directs the eTech Ohio commission to develop and implement a plan to create an aligned educational technology system that spans preschool to postsecondary education (P-20). Directs the commission to consult with the state board of education in...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Technology Demonstration Sites and Computer Lending Pilot Program
H.B. 2893
Changes the "Technology Immersion Pilot Project" to the "Technology Demonstration Sites Project." Changes the purposes of the project to:
(1) Demonstrating the use of technology for improving teaching and learning
(2) Using digital tools and resources to exten...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12
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Community College
Open-Source Textbooks
H.B. 2488
Defines open-source textbooks as textbooks downloadable from the Internet at no cost to the student. Requires districts and charter schools to annually certify that, for each subject in the required curriculum and all grade levels, the district provides every ...

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LAAdopted 05/2009P-12Pre-K-12 Technology Standards
LAC 28:LXXV.Chapter 1
Amends rules relating to technology standards for Pre K-12 classes. Reflects changes in the skills students need to learn effectively and addresses the new and emerging instructional technologies.
http://doa.louisiana.gov/osr/lac/28v75/28v75.doc...

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OKSigned into law 05/2009P-12Task Force on Internet-Based Instruction
S.B. 604
Creates the Task Force on Internet-Based Instruction to conduct a comprehensive review of Internet-based instruction in this state and make recommendations regarding necessary changes to ensure accountability for such programs in public schools.
http://webserv...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009P-12Public School Computer Network
S.B. 459
Improves data collection by the Public School Computer Network; ensures that any changes to the data collection systems used by the Department of Education and public school districts are provided to public school districts in a timely fashion by shortening th...

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MDSigned into law 04/2009P-12Digital Content Access and Connecting STEM Content to Initiatives
S.B. 235
Establishes the MDK12 Digital Library for the purpose of providing access to digital content for K-12 students and educators, improving school library programs with digital technologies, and connecting digital content with State science, technology, engineerin...

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NYSigned into law 04/2009P-12Internet-Based Instructional Materials
A.B. 157 - Part A, Section 6
Authorizes aid for computer software purchases to go toward any content-based instructional materials aligned with state standards and accessed or delivered through an Internet subscription. Provides such electronic materials may include video, audio, images, ...

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INSigned into law 03/2009P-12Technology
S.B. 027
Renames the educational technology fund as the Senator David C. Ford educational technology fund; provides a continuing appropriation to the fund and to the department of education from the fund in an amount sufficient to carry out the purposes of the fund for...

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IDSigned into law 02/2009P-12
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Technology
S.B. 1019
Relates to the Educational Technology Initiative and the State Council for Technology; repeals provisions relating to the council; provides that the Public School Technology Grant Program shall be implemented by the State Department of Education; provides for ...

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NYSigned into law 09/2008P-12Internet Safety and Cyber-Bullying
S.B. 7051
Requires the commissioner of education to develop resources and technical assistance for schools to provide to students in grades 3-12 and their parents concerning safe and responsible use of the Internet. Requires the resources to include information regardin...

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TNSigned into law 05/2008P-12Internet Use Policies
S.B. 3702
Requires the development of acceptable Internet use policies for public and private schools to protect children from certain online material.
http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/BILL/SB3702.pdf...

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CAVetoed 09/2007P-12technology
A.B. 764
Relates to the state Technology Assistance Project (CTAP). Makes evaluation findings and declarations relating to the CTAP and the Statewide Educational Technology Services (SETS). Revises the list of requirements the plan of a school district or county office...

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MAIssued 08/2007P-12
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Community College
The Readiness Project
Executive Order No. 489
Establishes the Readiness Project to develop a plan to implement fundamental and systemic reforms to public education in the Commonwealth over the next ten years. The project will have three chairs appointed by the Governor. 

The plan will include recommenda...

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NVSigned into law 06/2007P-12Accountability and Technology Infrastructure
S.B. 184
Revises provisions governing the annual reports of accountability and the plans to improve. Eliminate the requirement for the establishment of technical assistance partnerships. Revises provisions governing the school support teams and the recommendation of co...

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TXSigned into law 06/2007P-12Technology Literacy Assessment
H.B. 2503
Requires the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to create a technology literacy assessment pilot program for students in grades five through nine in both urban and rural areas of the state. The assessment instrument must be designed to assess an individual student's...

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NMSigned into law 04/2007P-12Educational Technology Deficiency Correction Fund
S.B. 394
Provides criteria for allocations from the Educational Technology Deficiency Correction Fund.
http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/07%20Regular/final/SB0394.pdf...

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UTSigned into law 03/2007P-12Governor's Science & Technology Education Program
S.B. 217
Expands the informal science and technology education program within the Governor's Office of Economic Development to include the direct sponsorship of science fairs and science olympiads, and the participation of teachers in the science and technology camp pr...

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WVSigned into law 03/2007P-1221st Century Tools for Schools Technology Initiative
S.B. 603
Establishes the 21st Century Tools for 21st Century Schools Technology Initiative to replace, enhance and fund current technology programs in schools; requires the development of a 21st Century Strategic Technology Learning Plan under the initiative and sets f...

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VAPassed 03/2007Postsec.Science/Technology Education in Graduate Programs
H.J. 611
This joint resolution of the legislature establishes a joint subcommittee to study science and technology education in business, law, and policy graduate programs in state institutions of higher education. http://198.246.135.1/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+ful+HJ611...

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SDSigned into law 02/2007P-12Office of Educational Technology
S.B. 27
Repeals provisions establishing the Office of Educational Technology (roles infused within department). ...

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AZIssued 01/2007P-1221st Century Schools
Executive Order 6
Relates to the building of 21st century schools to serve Arizona's students. Includes technology, personal learning enivronments, productive relationships, safety and energy efficient environments.
http://azgovernor.gov/dms/upload/EO_2007_06_SDOC4876.pdf...

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WVAdopted 10/2006P-12Learning Skills & Tech. Tools Content Standards & Objectives
Title 126, Series 44N
Amends rules regarding learning skills and technology tools content standards and objectives for West Virginia schools. http://wvde.state.wv.us/policies/p2520.14_ne.pdf...

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VASigned into law 03/2006P-12Office of Learning Technology
H.B. 305
Creates the Office of Learning Technology within the State Council of Higher Education to facilitate and coordinate the voluntary participation of public and private institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth in technology-enriched initiatives. The O...

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IASigned into law 06/2005P-12
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Community College
Technology Initiatives
H.F. 739
Establishes a research triangle, defined by the three institutions of higher learning under the board's control, and clearinghouse for purposes of sharing the projects and results of kindergarten through grade twelve education technology initiatives occurring ...

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WVSigned into law 05/2005P-12Governor's Advisory Council for Educational Technology
S.B. 248
Senate Bill 248 replaces the Education Technology Strategic Plan Advisory Committee with a Governor's Advisory Council for Educational Technology. The Council is composed of two ex officio members, and 13 members appointed by the Governor with the advice and c...

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INSigned into law 05/2005P-12
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Office of Technology Established
H.B. 1137
Creates the office of technology by combining the duties performed by the division of information technology of the department of administration, the information technology oversight commission, and the enhanced data access review committee. Provides that the ...

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NDSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.
Community College
Technology occupations student loan program
S.B. 2078
Relates to eligibility for loans under the technology occupations student loan program and eligibility for loan forgiveness under the teacher shortages loan forgiveness program. Applicants for the technology occupations student loan program must be gaduates of...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Public School Curriculum
H.B. 2964
Requires the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority to develop a knowledge-based technology curriculum for use in grades 7-12 beginning in the 2007-2008 school year. Requires the curriculum to include a collection of the substantive material used to teach a...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12
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Commission for Coordination of Educational Efforts
H.B. 2540
Adds the President of the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority and the Executive Chief Information Officer to the membership of the Arkansas Commission for Coordination of Educational Efforts." Adds to the commission's duties, requiring the commission to ...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Education Technology
A.B. 2706
Repeals the obsolete provisions that established the Commission on Technology in Learning law and specified its duties. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to ensure school districts have access to technical assistance on the implementation of ed...

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MSSigned into law 05/2004P-12Council Of Education Technology
H.B. 1178
Revises membership of the Council of Education Technology.

http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2004/html/HB/1100-1199/HB1178SG.htm...

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ALSigned into law 05/2004P-12Virtual Library
S.B. 393
Recognizes and establishing the Alabama Virtual Library as an educational entity for public school students; may receive funds from Education Trust Fund Rainy Day Account. http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLogin.asp...

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WVSigned into law 04/2004P-12Implementation of Technology in Education
H.B. 4072
Relates to an education technology strategic plan for public education and higher education; includes basic skills and SUCCESS in the plan; establishes an education technology strategic plan advisory committee....

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Schools to Use the Arkansas Public School Computer
H.B. 2459
Requires cooperative schools to use the Arkansas Public School Computer Network. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2459.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Financial Management Systems Applications
S.B. 845
Requires public schools educational cooperatives to use certain financial management software systems applications of the Arkansas Public School Computer Network. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB845.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Educational Access to Technology
H.B. 2535
Creates the advisory committee on educational access to technology; outlines committee's charge. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2535.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Digital Library Development
H.B. 2048
Relates to the department of education - Arkansas state library - Arkansas digital library development appropriation for the 2003-2005 biennium. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/hb2048.pdf...

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CAEmergency Rule Adoption 04/2003P-12Regulations for Enhancing Education Through Technology
Title 5 CCR 11971 thru 11980
Establishes emergency regulations concerning 'Enhancing Education through Technology' Grant Program. http://ccr.oal.ca.gov/cgi-bin/om_isapi.dll?clientID=153499&E22=Title%205&E23=11971&E24=&infobase=ccr&querytemplate=%261.%20Go%20to%20a%20Specific%20Section&rec...

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NDSigned into law 03/2003P-12Educational Technology Council Membership
H.B. 1444
Amends the membership of the educational technology council to include a school district representative
who is appointed by the governor and who represents a small school district (under 400) and a school district representative (appointed by the governor) who...

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OHAdopted 11/2002P-12Schoolnet Plus Program
3301-28-01, -02, -03, -04
Ohio SchoolNet Commission was created as an independent agency pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 3301.80 to administer programs to provide financial and other assistance to school districts and other educational institutions for the acquisition and utiliza...

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MDSigned into law 08/2002Postsec.
Community College
Community colleges technology program
HB 1237
An act extending the Innovative Partnerships for Technology Program for state community colleges for a certain number of years, alters the institutions eligible under the program and the maximum state contributions....

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GASigned into law 07/2002Postsec.Postsecondary and adult education - textbooks in electronic format
H.B. 1342
A BILL to amend Chapters 3 and 4 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating respectively to postsecondary education and vocational, technical, and adult education, so as to provide that each publisher of a textbook shall provide an electro...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002Postsec.Florida Technology Development Act
S.B. 1844
An act related to economic development; creates the "Florida Technology Development Act"; provides definition, purposes and objectives for centers of excellence dedicated to conducting high-tech research, building technology sectors, fostering innovative cutti...

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CASigned into law 10/2001P-12Creation of High Tech Schools
A.B. 620
Establishes the High-Tech Schools Grant Program to provide grants to eligible school districts or charter schools for the purpose of establishing new high-tech high schools. Provides that the grant program be administered by the Superintendent of Public Instru...

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CASigned into law 10/2001P-12California Information Technology Career Academy Grant Initiative
A.B. 717
Establishes the California Information Technology Career Academy Grant Initiative to establish a partnership between the State and the National Academy Foundation. Provides grants to create up to 100 information technology career academies in public high schoo...

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MESigned into law 05/2001P-12State Technology Instititutes
H.B. 1094
Public Law No. 95., (LD 1463) Eliminates reference to the Centers for Innovation from the charter of the Maine Science and Technology Foundation updates the charter to include duties involving the Maine Technology Institute and the Maine Technology Capacity Fu...

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TXSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Centers
S.B. 1190
Authorizes institutions of higher education, each subject to approval by its governing board, to establish centers to manage, transfer, market, or otherwise commercialize technology owned by it or in which it owns an interest. Centers may operate programs to ...

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NDSigned into law 04/2001P-12
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Educational Technology Council
S.B. 2251
Relates to the establishment, powers, and duties of an educational technology council; relates to the administration of the division of independent study and the appointment of members of the educational telecommunications council; relates to the educational t...

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ARSigned into law 03/2001P-12Internet use policy for public schools
S.B. 717
Establishes an Internet use policy for public schools and libraries....

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ALSigned into law 05/2000P-12Office of Information Technology
S.B. 358
Creates the Office of Information Technology as a department of the executive branch of government; provides for the administration of such programs and services as may be necessary for the operation and management of a program specifically providing the child...

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GASigned into law 05/2000Postsec.Electronic Documents
H.B. 1358
Act No. 856., Provides that any person or agency required to submit to the director of the University of Georgia Libraries copies of documents shall also submit such documents in electronic form if available....

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KYSigned into law 04/2000P-12Governor's Office of Technology
H.B. 842
Creates the Governor's Office of Technology; creates the Kentucky Information Technology Advisory Council; abolishes the Department of Information Systems, the Kentucky Information Resources Management Commission and the Communications Advisory Council; transf...

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NESigned into law 03/2000P-12Educational Telecommunications Commission
L.B. 1328
Relates to the Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Commission; changes provisions relating to powers and duties; repeals the original section; declares an emergency....

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SDSigned into law 03/2000P-12Technology Office, Referenda, Finance
H.B. 1257
Enhances learning in public schools; reimburses nationally certified teachers; establishes an Office of Education Technology; studies the public education requirement workforce; increases the voting requirement for school district referenda; limits certain tra...

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VASigned into law 03/2000P-12Technology Standards
H.B. 203
Revises Standards of Quality to make educational technology squarely within the scope of the Standards of Quality; requires the Board of Education to include proficiency in the use of computers and related technology in the Standards of Learning....

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WASigned into law 03/2000P-12
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Technology Literacy
H.B. 2375
Addresses information technology literacy at baccalaureate institutions of higher learning....

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