|FL||P-12||Digital 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...
|NY||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Disposal of Surplus Computer Equipment to Schools and Other Entities|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Use of Technology and Technological Devices in Classrooms|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Ensuring 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...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Relating to the use of technology in schools.|
Allows schools to incorporate personal electronic devices to support academic activity and curriculum.
|GA||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Digital Learning|
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...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Technology Acquisition and Depreciation Funding|
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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12|
|Modification of Education-related Reporting Requirements|
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...
|NM||Vetoed 03/2013||P-12||Education Technology Equipment|
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...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||At-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...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Student 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...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Electronic Textbooks, Wireless Electronic Devices, and Bonds|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Digital 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 ...
|TX||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12|
|Staet Suplus or Salvage Property|
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...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Technology 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);...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Online 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-...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Public 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...
|NY||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Definition 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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2010||P-12||Technology and Supplementary Instructional Materials|
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 ...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2010||P-12||Technology-Based Materials as Part of Instructional Materials|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Electronic Textbooks|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Donating Used Computers to Schools|
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...
|OR||Rule Adoption 02/2010||P-12||Instructional Material|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Definition of "Technology-Based Materials"|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||Education Technology Task Force|
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 ...
|IL||Vetoed 08/2009||Postsec.||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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Children's Low-Cost Laptop Act|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Electronic Textbooks and Instructional Materials|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12|
|School Construction Bonds/Virtual Instruction Program/School Breakfast Programs/Florida Teacher Lead Program|
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,...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Laptops for All 7th Graders|
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 ...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12|
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...
|SC||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 06/2008||Postsec.||"State Light Rail" Communication Grid|
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...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Broadband Technology-Based Network Access|
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...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||technology|
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.
|NY||Adopted 09/2007||P-12||Loan 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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Technology Immersion Pilot Project|
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...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Accountability and Technology Infrastructure|
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...
|NE||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Educational Service Units and Early Childhood Education Grants|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Broadband Task Force Membership|
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.
|ND||Signed into law 04/2007||Postsec.||Technology Planning and Use|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Instructional 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...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Educational Technology Deficiency Correction Fund|
Provides criteria for allocations from the Educational Technology Deficiency Correction Fund.
|Technology Donation Program; Higher Ed. Councils; Health Education Loan Program|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12|
|Wireless Broadband Services Funding for Schools|
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....
|WV||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||21st Century Tools for Schools Technology Initiative|
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...
|IL||Adopted 10/2006||P-12||Technology 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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12||K-12 High-Speed Network|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Discounted Computers and Internet Access Program|
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...
|OH||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Education Management Information System Advisory Board|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Standards for Technology Purchases|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12|
|Donation of Political Subdivisions' Surplus Computer Equipment|
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...
|An Order to Create the PK-20 Telecommunications and Technology Infrastructure Board and other Committees|
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...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Grants 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.
|NM||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Educational Technology|
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...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Division of Operations|
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...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Instructional Material|
Relates to Instructional material allocation calculation, distributed and expenditure; provides for fees; creates a fund.
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Digital Conversion of Educational Television|
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...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Data 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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||Technical 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...
|HI||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Education Reform|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2004||Community College|
|Restructuring of Community Colleges|
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...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Education Technology Programs & Technology Infrastructure|
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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Donated Computers for Schools|
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...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Statewide Education Technology Network|
Relates to the statewide education technology network; authorizes private school access....
|AR||Became law without governor's signature 01/2004||P-12||Distance Learning|
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...
|MI||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Statewide 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 ...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12|
|Telecommunications Services to Education Institutions|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12|
|Illinois Century Network|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2001||P-12||Internet access in every middle or junior high school|
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 ...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Oklahoma Statewide Portal System|
Creates the Oklahoma Statewide Portal System; relates to Internet access....
|WY||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Wyoming Technology Transfer Center Program|
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....
|OH||Signed by governor 06/2000||P-12||Electronic 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...
|MN||Signed by governor 05/2000||P-12||Telecommunications Access Funding|
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 ...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Kentucky Information Highway|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Computers to Indigent Students|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2000||Postsec.||Technology in Higher Education|
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...