|TN||Signed into law 04/2014||Postsec.||Access to Technology for Individuals with Disabilities|
Expands the duties of the executive director of THEC to ensure institutions develop and use electronic instructional materials and related information technology accessible to individuals with disabilities; creates the Accessibility Task Force to establish con...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12|
|Utah Telehealth and Education Network Amendments|
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 ...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||BOCES Contracts with Public Libraries for High-Speed Telecommunications Services|
Authorizes boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES) to enter into contracts with public libraries for high-speed telecommunications services. Requires that any such proposed contract be approved by the commissioner of education. http://assembly.state...
|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...
|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...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Task Force on Student Access to Technology|
S.B. 95 - Task Force on Student Access to Technology
Directs the Legislative Research Commission to establish the Task Force on Student Access to Technology to develop a strategy and funding mechanism to provide 5th and 6th graders with access to devices such as laptops, tablets, netbooks, and e-readers for scho...
|NC||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2011||P-12||North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS)|
H.B. 200 - North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS)
Requires the North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) program to report to the state board and maintain an administrative office at the department of public instruction. Requires that the director of NCVPS ensure that students in rural and low-wealth count...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12|
|Repeals Various Obsolete Education Provisions|
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 ...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Instructional Resources|
Updates process for adopting textbooks and other instructional material; replaces the terms "textbooks", "instructional materials", and "learning technologies" with "instructional resources"; modifies the limit on adoption cycles; provides for a listing of ins...
|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...
|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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||Postsec.||Information Technology Access Act|
Creates the Information Technology Access Act. Requires the department of human Services to convene an advisory working group to develop accessibility standards for electronic and information technology for state entities so that persons with disabilities may ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12|
|Rural Technology Center Grant Program|
Subject to available funds, the office shall establish a grant program under which the Office of Rural Community Affairs awards grants to public institutions of higher education, public high schools, and governmental entities located in a rural county for the ...
|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...
|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...
|CA||Vetoed 08/2006||P-12||School Techology Access Data|
Requires the State Department of Education to establish common data elements to determine the extent of educational technology access and instructional integration in public schools. Requires the department to consider and recommend appropriate methods to coll...
|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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2005||P-12||Measuring Educational Technology Access and Instructional Integration|
An act to add Section 33126.4 to the Education Code, relating to schools. - Schools: educational technology access and instructional integration. This bill would require the State Department of Education, on or before January 1, 2007, to establish common data ...
|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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Education Technology|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||Postsec.||Disabled Students: Technology Access|
Declares the Legislature intended to apply existing provisions requiring compliance with the accessibility requirements of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its implementing regulations for improving accessibility of persons with disabilities to elect...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Equivalent Access to Technology for Students with Disabilities|
Defines "computer-based technology" as computer hardware or software used by teachers and students in the delivery of an instructional program. Requires state superintendent and secretary of business and economic development to ensure that specifications in a...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||More Computers in the Classroom|
Establishes the Digital Divide Coalition Study Committee. This committee will attempt to place more computers in Alabama classrooms....
|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...