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From the ECS State Policy Database
Technology--Devices/Software/Hardware


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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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LASigned into law 06/2014P-12Statewide Educational Technology Plan
S.B. 622
Directs the department to develop and implement a statewide educational technology plan. Requires the plan to include certain components related to infrastructure (including broadband access and bandwidth), short-term and long-term goals and standards for scho...

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FLSigned into law 06/2014P-12Florida Digital Classrooms Allocation
H.B. 5101 - Florida Digital Classrooms Allocation
Creates the Florida digital classrooms allocation to support efforts to improve student performance outcomes by integrating technology in classroom teaching and learning. Requires each district to adopt a district digital classrooms plan and to submit the plan...

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+ IASigned into law 05/2014P-12
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Appropriations Bill
S.F. 2347
By January 15, 2015, the department is required to submit a written report to the general assembly detailing the department's antibullying programming and current and projected expenditures for such programming for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014.

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IDSigned into law 04/2014P-12Schools, wireless technology
S.B. 1410
Establishes criteria that districts must meet to be eligible to receive state funds for wireless technology infrastructure serving grades 9-12. The citeria includes:
(1) Functionality - Requires that the wireless must ensure coverage such that there is suffic...

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UTSigned into law 03/2014P-12
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Education Task Force Reauthorization
S.B. 150
This bill reauthorizes the Education Task Force. Establishes membership. Directs the task force to review and make recommendations on K-12 and higher education issues, including:
- Roles and responsibilities of the legislature and other governing entities in ...

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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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NYSigned into law 06/2013P-12Disposal of Surplus Computer Equipment to Schools and Other Entities
A.B. 6708
From bill summary: Provides three-year extension to provisions permitting the disposal of surplus computer equipment by political subdivisions to schools, libraries, and other not-for-profit organizations. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn...

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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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FLSigned into law 05/2013P-12Ensuring Access to Electronic and Digital Instructional Materials
S.B. 1514 - Ensuring Access to Electronic and Digital Instructional Materials
By October 2013, directs the department to publish minimum and recommended technology requirements that include specifications for hardware, software, networking, security, and guidelines on the number of students per device necessary to ensure that students c...

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ORSigned into law 05/2013P-12Relating to the use of technology in schools.
H.B. 2426
Allows schools to incorporate personal electronic devices to support academic activity and curriculum.
https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2013R1/Measures/Text/HB2426/Enrolled...

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GASigned into law 05/2013P-12Digital Learning
H.B. 283
Allows the State Board of Education to establish a grant program to incentivize the adoption of digital learning using high speed internet connections across Georgia schools. The grant program shall include funding, subject to appropriations by the General Ass...

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MTSigned into law 04/2013P-12Technology Acquisition and Depreciation Funding
S.B. 199
Revises laws related to technology acquisition and depreciation funding. Clarifies that cloud computing services for technology infrastructure, platform, software, network, storage, security, data, database, test environment, curriculum, or desktop virtualizat...

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UTSigned into law 03/2013P-12
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Modification of Education-related Reporting Requirements
H.B. 285
Primarily from bill summary: Eliminates an annual report to the education interim committee on teacher quality, including teacher supply and demand. Eliminates an annual report to the education interim committee, the higher education appropriations subcommitte...

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NMVetoed 03/2013P-12Education Technology Equipment
S.B. 147
Expands the definitions of "education technology" and "education technology equipment" for the purpose of imposing local property taxes pursuant to the Public School Capital Improvements Act and Public School Buildings Act (HB33), and limits expenditures for e...

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ALSigned into law 05/2012P-12At-Risk Students
S.B. 318 - At-Risk Students
From K-12 appropriations bill: Permits at-risk funds to be used for student programs to improve the efficiency and utilization of technology-based resources in the classroom. Provides that appropriation to the at-risk student program includes $750,000 appropri...

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ALSigned into law 05/2012P-12Student Data
S.B. 318 - Student Data
Provides that $950,000 of the appropriation to the Governor's High Hopes for Alabama Students program be expended to link the Alabama Student Information Management Systems (ASIMS) to students' home computers. Page 27 of 69: http://www.alsde.edu/general/SB0318...

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ALSigned into law 05/2012P-12Electronic Textbooks, Wireless Electronic Devices, and Bonds
H.B. 165
Establishes the Alabama Ahead Act. Beginning with the 2012-13 school year, requires provision of electronic textbooks and other instructional materials to all grade 9-12 students and teachers in districts that choose to participate, to the extent approved elec...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12Digital Instructional Materials Work Group
H.B. 5101 - Digital Instructional Materials Work Group
From bill analysis: Creates the Digital Instructional Materials Work Group. The purpose of the 8 member group is to plan and monitor the implementation of the transition to digital instructional materials. Directs the group to submit a plan to the legislature ...

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TXSigned into law 07/2011P-12
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Staet Suplus or Salvage Property
S.B. 1
Amends various provisions regarding the disposal of state surplus or salvage property. Requires a state agency that determines it has surplus or salvage property to inform the Texas Facilities Commission so that the method of disposal of the property may be de...

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VTSigned into law 05/2011P-12Technology in Schools
S.B. 100 - Technology Provisions
This section requires the Department to report to the legislature on current and planned use of technology and Internet services in public schools, including 1) each school's type of Internet service (speed of connection, service provider, projected upgrades);...

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IDSigned into law 04/2011P-12Online learning
S.B. 1184 -Online Learning
Requires the State Board of Education to create digital citizenship standards, and to consider adding online courses as a graduation requirement for the class of 2016.

Creates a task force to study and develop plans for implementation of online courses, one-...

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IDSigned into law 04/2011P-12Public School Technology
S.B. 1184 - Technology
Provides high school teachers with mobile computing devices first in the rollout beginning with the 2012-2013 school year. Provides one-third of high school students access to mobile computing devices beginning with the 2013-2014 school year until all students...

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NYSigned into law 03/2011P-12Definition of Textbook
S.B. 2808 - Part A-I, Sec. 1, 3,
Provides that for expenses incurred after July 1, 2011, a textbook may mean school library materials, computer software, and instructional computer hardware and technology equipment. Provides that these items may be eligible for state aid. Chapter 58 http://as...

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CASigned into law 09/2010P-12Technology and Supplementary Instructional Materials
A.B. 2694
From bill analysis: Includes in the definition of "supplementary instructional materials" instructional materials that use current relevant technology that further engages interactive learning in the classroom and beyond. Requires a local board, when adopting ...

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CASigned into law 08/2010P-12Technology-Based Materials as Part of Instructional Materials
A.B. 1742
Adds that a nonpublic, nonsectarian school that provides K-12 special education services must, in providing state-adopted, standards-based, core curriculum and instructional materials, also provide technology-based materials as defined in statute. http://www.l...

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ILSigned into law 07/2010P-12Electronic Textbooks
S.B. 3547
Provides that among other purposes (i.e., purchasing textbooks and software), the School Safety and Educational Improvement Block Grant Program must provide funding for electronic textbooks and the technological equipment necessary to gain access to and use el...

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NYSigned into law 07/2010P-12Donating Used Computers to Schools
A.B. 11064
This bill extends for three years until July 1, 2013 the provision allowing political subdivisions to donate surplus computer equipment to schools, libraries and other not-for-profit organizations. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A11064&Summar...

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ORRule Adoption 02/2010P-12Instructional Material
OAR 581-011-0087
Amends rules relating to digital, electronic and web- based instructional materials. Requires that the board as part of the contracting process require publishers to have a good and sufficient bond or an irrevocable letter of credit. Clarifies that the state b...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12Definition of "Technology-Based Materials"
A.B. 1398
Relates to instructional materials. Revises the definition of technology-based materials to specify that they may include the electronic equipment required in order to use them if that equipment is to be used by pupils and teachers as a learning resource. Proh...

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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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ILVetoed 08/2009Postsec.Data Security on State Computers Act
S.B. 2218 -- pp 1-4
Amends and adds to the Data Security on State Computers Act. Directs each public university's governing board to implement and administer
the provisions of the Act with respect to state-owned electronic data processing equipment used by the university. Require...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Children's Low-Cost Laptop Act
S.B. 613
Creates the Children's Low-Cost Laptop Act. Requires the state board of education to establish a pilot project schools serving students in any grades 3-8. Provides that funds may be used to provide low-cost laptops and replacement hardware, provide teacher pro...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Electronic Textbooks and Instructional Materials
H.B. 4294
Relates to instructional materials and technological equipment in public schools. Adds Section 31.0231, "Electronic Textbook and Instructional Material List." Directs the commissioner to adopt a list of electronic textbooks and instructional material including...

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FLSigned into law 05/2009P-12
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School Construction Bonds/Virtual Instruction Program/School Breakfast Programs/Florida Teacher Lead Program
S.B. 1676
Creates the Florida Qualified School Construction Bond Allocation Act; requires the Office of Technology and Information Services (under supervision of the state board) to develop a systemwide technology plan, making budget recommendations to the commissioner,...

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NHSigned into law 06/2008P-12Laptops for All 7th Graders
H.B. 330
Establishes a task force to study the feasibility of supplying laptop computers to all 7th grade children in the state; requires the task force to study the Maine Learning Technology Fund, the benefits of the program on students in Maine, the economic effects ...

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TNSigned into law 06/2008P-12
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Financial Assistance
H.B. 653
Makes changes to eligibility requirements for HOPE scholarships; enacts the "Helping Heroes Act of 2008" to provide scholarships for veterans; enacts the "Tennessee Rural Health Act of 2008" to provide scholarships to students in health care fields who agree t...

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SCBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 06/2008Postsec."State Light Rail" Communication Grid
H.B. 4953
Establishes the Light Rail Consortium; provides for facilities-based advanced high performance communications infrastructure in support of the mission of the State academic institutions that are members of the consortium; defines the State Light Rail as a comm...

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KSSigned into law 05/2008P-12Broadband Technology-Based Network Access
S.B. 391
Relates to a broadband technology-based network to which schools, libraries and hospitals may connect for broadband internet access and intranet access for distance learning called the KAN-ED network; provides for universal provider interconnection peering rig...

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IDSigned into law 03/2008P-12technology
H.B. 543
Enables the Department of Administration to start the process of implementing a statewide education network; creates a place for funds when available for the continued development of the Idaho Education Network. Chapter 260.
http://www3.idaho.gov/oasis/H054...

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NYAdopted 09/2007P-12Loan of Instructional Computer Hardware
Title 8 NYCRR Sections 21.3 and 100.12
Provides for the loan of instructional computer hardware from public schools to nonpublic schools.
Pages 7-10 of 34: http://www.dos.state.ny.us/info/register/2007/sep12/pdfs/Rules.pdf...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Technology Immersion Pilot Project
S.B. 746
Extends the technology immersion pilot project established by the state board of education for another 3 years. Extends the repeal of provisions concerning the technology immersion pilot project to August 31, 2010. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/95/SB/PDF/095...

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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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NESigned into law 05/2007P-12Educational Service Units and Early Childhood Education Grants
L.B. 603
Relates to educational service units and school funding, incuding distance education. Changes provisions relating to: election of board members for educational service units; distance education, unit boundaries and board membership; and the Early Childhood Edu...

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TNSigned into law 05/2007P-12Broadband Task Force Membership
S.B. 1580
Expands the membership of the Tennessee Broadband Task Force to include a representative of the department of education and requires the task force to submit an assessment of the state of broadband deployment on an annual basis.
http://www.legislature.state.tn...

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NDSigned into law 04/2007Postsec.Technology Planning and Use
H.B. 1461
A new section requires the state board of higher education to manage and regulate information technology planning and services for institutions under its control, including:
a. Development of information technology policies, standards, and guidelines in coordi...

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NYSigned into law 04/2007P-12Instructional Computer Hardware and Technology Equipment Apportionment
S.B. 2107 - Part B, Section 7-a and 7-b
Section 7-a: Adds new section 753 to education code, on instructional computer hardware and technology equipment apportionment. Authorizes a district to be eligible for an apportionment for approved expenses for:
(1) The purchase or lease of micro and/or mini...

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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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WVVetoed 04/2007P-12
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Technology Donation Program; Higher Ed. Councils; Health Education Loan Program
H.B. 2558
Requires the state's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to create and implement a program to refurbish and donate state surplus computers which are no more than four years old from state agencies to public schools and low-income school children; encourages the CTO...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12
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Community College
Wireless Broadband Services Funding for Schools
H.B. 2381
Specifies that the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act can be used for projects related to the technology and infrastructure necessary to deploy wireless broadband services to schools, businesses and residential areas. http://leg1.state....

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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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ILAdopted 10/2006P-12Technology Immersion Pilot Project
23 IAC 365.10, .20, .30, .40, .50, .60
Provides for the distribution of wireless laptop computers, associated hardware and software, and professional development to seven pilot districts in the state. Emergency adoption: Pages 339-346 of 591: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/regi...

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CASigned into law 09/2006P-12K-12 High-Speed Network
A.B. 1228
Establishes the K-12 High-Speed Network to enrich pupil educational experiences and improve pupil academic performance by providing high speed, high- bandwidth Internet connectivity to the public schools. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to es...

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FLSigned into law 06/2006P-12Discounted Computers and Internet Access Program
H.B. 765
Relates to students, computers and internet access; creates a program to offer discounted computers and Internet access to public school students and students in home education programs in grades 5 through 12; requires DOE to negotiate terms with computer manu...

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OHSigned into law 05/2006P-12Education Management Information System Advisory Board
H.B. 115
Establishes the education management information system advisory board. Directs the board to make recommendations to the department of education for improving the operation of the education management information system. Topics that may be addressed by the rec...

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AZSigned into law 04/2006P-12Standards for Technology Purchases
S.B. 1257
Requires school district governing boards to vote to adopt or reject technology standards.
The state board of education shall post technology standards adopted by the government information technology agency. School boards must hold a public meeting to vote on...

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LASigned into law 06/2005P-12
Community College
Donation of Political Subdivisions' Surplus Computer Equipment
S.B. 218
Requires political subdivisions to establish procedures to give first priority for donation of their surplus computer equipment to public elementary and secondary schools in the state and community and technical colleges under the management and control of the...

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MEIssued 06/2005P-12
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Community College
An Order to Create the PK-20 Telecommunications and Technology Infrastructure Board and other Committees
Executive Order
Creates the PK-20 Telecommunications and Technology Infrastructure Board, the Broadband Access Infrastructure Board and the Telecommunciations Infrastructure Steering Committee. Defines purpose, objectives, duties and membership of each. Implementation costs...

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INSigned into law 05/2005P-12Grants for Technology Plans
H.B. 1001 (Section 127)
Rewrites IC 20-20-13-18 on uses of school technology. Requires grants for technology plans to fund uses that promote 1:1 computing infrastructure, e-learning and other uses of technology approved by the department of education.

http://www.in.gov/legislative/...

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NMSigned into law 04/2005P-12Educational Technology
H.B. 511
Creates the Educational Technology Deficiency Correction Fund.
No later than September 1, 2005, the Education Technology Bureau will define and develop minimum educational technology adequacy standards to supplement the adequacy standards developed by the publ...

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IDSigned into law 04/2005P-12Division of Operations
S.B. 1223
A portion of this bill repeals fiscal support for the Idaho student information management system (ISIMS) in section 33-120A of the Idaho Code, beginning with fiscal year 2005-2006. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/S1223.html...

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NMSigned into law 04/2005P-12Instructional Material
S.B. 128
Relates to Instructional material allocation calculation, distributed and expenditure; provides for fees; creates a fund.

http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/05%20Regular/final/SB0128.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Digital Conversion of Educational Television
H.B. 1268
Concerns the Department of Education educational television division general network maintenance and digital conversion phase III general improvement appropriation. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/hb1268.pdf...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12Data Research Initiative
H.B. 267 (Data Research Initiative Provision)
Creates the Kentucky data research initiative, a partnership between elementary and secondary schools and postsecondary education research institutions to maximize research capabilities through computer resources. Purposes are to expand the availability of com...

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ILSigned into law 08/2004P-12Technical Immersion Project
H.B. 4944; S.B.2732
Amends the School Code and the State Finance Act. Requires the State Board of Education to establish a 3-year technology immersion pilot project to provide a wireless laptop computer to each student, teacher, and relevant administrator in a participating schoo...

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HISigned into law 07/2004P-12Education Reform
H.B. 2002
The education reform in this Act shall be known as the "Reinventing Education Act of 2004." The provisions include (1) establishing a weighted student formula; (2) providing additional information technology; (3) empowering principals through a Hawaii principa...

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COSigned into law 05/2004Community College
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Restructuring of Community Colleges
H.B. 1086
Enacts recommendations of governor's task force on the community college system; reduction of the system office's administrative costs by 35% and use of saved funds to finance recommendations including installation of a systemwide information technology system...

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CTSigned into law 05/2004P-12Education Technology Programs & Technology Infrastructure
S.B. 531
Concerning education technology programs; requires schools to consider wireless technology in planning school construction projects and to transfer curriculum-related programs concerning technology for instructional purposes to the Department of Education. htt...

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UTSigned into law 03/2004P-12Donated Computers for Schools
S.B. 6
Terminates a pilot program for the acquisition and refurbishing of donated computers to be used in the state's public schools; eliminates requirements imposed upon the State Board of Education and Department of Corrections to administer the pilot program; incl...

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WYSigned into law 03/2004P-12Statewide Education Technology Network
H.B. 79
Relates to the statewide education technology network; authorizes private school access....

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ARBecame law without governor's signature 01/2004P-12Distance Learning
H.B. 1036
Assists public schools through the establishment of grants for distance learning; provides for the establishment of standards for eligible equipment and telecommunications services; provides that a teacher that is under contract in a school district in the res...

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MISigned into law 08/2003P-12Statewide Wireless Technology Program (Freedom to Learn)
H.B. 4401 (multiple provisions)
Sec. 98b. (1) From the school aid stabilization fund created in section 11a, there is appropriated and allocated for
2003-2004 an amount not to exceed $22,000,000.00 for the freedom to learn program. In addition, there is allocated for 2003-2004 the following ...

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CASigned into law 08/2002P-12
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Telecommunications Services to Education Institutions
S.B. 1863
Includes in the Legislature's policies for telecommunications in the State, providing education institutions, health care institutions, and governmental institutions with access to advanced telecommunications services in recognition of their economic and socie...

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ILSigned into law 07/2002P-12
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Community College
Illinois Century Network
H.B. 5911
Amends the Illinois Century Network Act. Provides that the Illinois Century Network shall be a service creating and maintaining high speed telecommunications networks. Removes the provision that network staffing be supplied by the Board of Higher Education, th...

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CAVetoed 09/2001P-12Internet access in every middle or junior high school
A.B. 148
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to conduct a study and report to the Legislature regarding the most cost-effective means of providing Internet access in every middle or junior high school Internet wiring. Requires the Department of Education ...

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OKSigned into law 05/2001P-12Oklahoma Statewide Portal System
H.B. 1662
Creates the Oklahoma Statewide Portal System; relates to Internet access....

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WYSigned into law 02/2001P-12Wyoming Technology Transfer Center Program
H.B. 84
Relates to the University of Wyoming Technology Transfer Center Program; repeals the provision providing for a sunset date of the program and the contributions to the program by various entities....

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OHSigned by governor 06/2000P-12Electronic textbooks
1999 H.B. 32
Schools may furnish computer software, CD-ROMs, computer courseware, and online services to students in lieu of textbooks, though these must be free of charge to students. Such "electronic textbooks" offered to students must likewise be made available to teac...

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MNSigned by governor 05/2000P-12Telecommunications Access Funding
H.B. 3800
Establishes a new categorical aid to fund telecommunication access for two years: FY 2001 and FY 2002. Requires the commissioner of CFL, in cooperation with the commissioner of administration and the Minnesota education telecommunication council, to recommend ...

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KYSigned into law 04/2000P-12Kentucky Information Highway
H.B. 901
Relates to entities authorized to utilize the services of the Kentucky Information Highway, to grant access and use, on the same terms as state agencies, by any entity that has been approved for economic development incentives under programs approved and admin...

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VASigned into law 03/2000P-12Computers to Indigent Students
H.B. 805
Permits school divisions to donate obsolete hardware and software to be replaced pursuant to the technology replacement program to indigent public school students as provided in guidelines to be promulgated by the Board of Education; requires the guidelines to...

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COSigned into law 03/2000Postsec.Technology in Higher Education
S.B. 183
Concerns the role of higher education in the development of technology; encourages higher education institutions and systems to participate in the development of information technology education, innovation, and commerce; intends that the educational program d...

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