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From the ECS State Policy Database
Textbooks and Open Source


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

Please cite use of the database as: Education Commission of the States (ECS) State Policy Database, retrieved [date].

State Status/Date Level Summary
UTVetoed 04/2014P-12Parental Complaints re: Curriculum or Instructional Materials
S.B. 257
Expands the duties of a state-level parents committee charged with reviewing all computer adaptive test questions, to include reviewing parental complaints related to curriculum or instructional materials.

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UTSigned into law 04/2014P-12Repealing Mathematics Curriculum and Materials Development Program
S.B. 34 - Repealing Mathematics Curriculum and Materials Development Program
Repeals 53A-1-402.7, Mathematics curriculum and materials development program, July 1, 2014. http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/sbillenr/SB0034.pdf...

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IDSigned into law 03/2014P-12Curricular Materials
S.B. 1377
States that the board of trustees of each school district may adopt their own curricular materials. Requires that curricular materials adopted must be consistent with Idaho content standards.
http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2014/S1377.pdf...

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CASigned into law 10/2013P-12Science and English Language Arts Instructional Materials and Curriculum Frameworks
S.B. 300
Existing law prohibits the state board from adopting instructional materials until the 2015–16 school year, with exceptions. This bill requires the state board to consider the adoption of a revised curriculum framework and evaluation criteria for instructional...

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CASigned into law 08/2013P-12Digital Format of Printed Instructional Material
A.B. 133
Partially from legislative counsel's digest: Requires a publisher or manufacturer that submits a printed instructional material for adoption by the state board, or for adoption or use by a district board, on or after January 1, 2014, to ensure that the printed...

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CASigned into law 08/2013P-12Instructional Materials
S.B. 185
From legislative counsel's digest: Specifies that districts, county offices of education, or charter schools are not restricted in their ability to negotiate the price of standards-aligned instructional materials and supplemental instructional materials in a p...

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MOSigned into law 07/2013P-12Use of Books of a Religious Nature in Schools
S.B. 17
Provides that books of a religious nature may be used as part of instruction in elective courses in literature and history, so long as the books are not used in a manner that violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constit...

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FLSigned into law 06/2013P-12Instructional Materials for K-12 Public Education
S.B. 1388
From bill summary: Revises the duties of a district school board with regard to instructional materials. Authorizes a district board or a consortium of districts to implement an instructional materials program that includes the review, approval, adoption, and ...

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LASigned into law 06/2013P-12Task Force on Textbooks and Instructional Materials
H.B. 116
Establishes the Task Force on Textbooks and Instructional Materials to undertake a thorough review of the processes used to select and approve textbooks and other instructional materials in the state's K-12 schools, and to make recommendations necessary to pol...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Instructional Materials Developed by Regional Education Service Centers
S.B. 1406
Requires that instructional materials developed by one or more regional education service centers be subject to the same review and adoption process as required for other P-12 instructional materials. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/83R/billtext/pdf/SB0...

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LAPassed 06/2013P-12Study on Replacing Textbooks with E-Textbooks
S.R. 167
Requests the department of education to establish a study group to investigate the replacement of textbooks with e-books, implementation of cloud technology, related training, an expense analysis of the current expenditures related to textbooks, copy paper, pr...

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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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CASigned into law 09/2012P-12Textbooks, Instructional Materials, and Supplemental Instructional Materials
A.B. 1246
Primarily from bill summary: Removes requirement that instructional materials purchased by a local education agency (LEA) be state board-adopted materials (maintains existing requirement that LEA-purchased instructional materials be aligned with state standard...

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CAVetoed 09/2012P-12Digital Textbooks in Textbook Adoption Considerations
A.B. 1790
From bill summary: Requires a publisher or manufacturer submitting a printed instructional material for adoption by the state board or a district governing board to ensure that the printed instructional material is also available in an equivalent digital forma...

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CAVetoed 09/2012P-12Instructional Materials in Digital Format
S.B. 1154
From bill summary: Requires a publisher or manufacturer that offers printed instructional materials or printed supplemental instructional materials in an equivalent digital format to offer the digital format at the same cost as, or lower cost than, the cost of...

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LAAdopted 09/2012P-12Greater Local Flexibility on Textbook Purchases
LAC 28:CXV.1703
From Louisiana Register: Removes the restriction that districts can only use 10% of their textbook budget on textbooks that are not on the state adoption list. Also clarifies the time required to order books in alternate formats in order to receive them before...

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TXAdopted 06/2012P-12State Adoption and Distribution of Instructional Materials
19 TAC 66.1, 10, 21, 22, 27, 33, 36, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57, 63, 66, 67, 72, 73, 75, 78, 101, 102, 104, 105, 107, 121, 124, 131
Amends or repeals various provisions concerning the state adoption and distribution of instructional materials. Establishes procedures for the adoption, purchase, and distribution of instructional materials, including but not limited to incorporating changes r...

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ALSigned into law 05/2012P-12Study of Quality/Efficiency of Online Textbooks
S.B. 318 - Study of Quality/Efficiency of Online Textbooks
Requires that $10,000 of the appropriation to ACCESS (Alabama Connecting Classrooms, Educators, and Students Statewide) be expended for a study on quality and efficiency of online textbooks. Page 23 of 69: http://www.alsde.edu/general/SB0318_ENACTED.pdf...

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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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GASigned into law 05/2012P-12Textbooks and Assistive Technology Devices
S.B. 289 - Textbooks and Assistive Technology Devices
Clarifies that hardbound and softbound textbooks remain the property of the local unit purchasing or acquiring them, while assistive technology devices and digital versions of textbooks may remain the property of the student. Provides that the electronic forma...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12Math Instructional Materials and Common Core Standards
H.B. 5101 - Math Instructional Materials and Common Core Standards
Amends provisions related to district purchases of instructional materials with state allocation. Provides that for the 2012-13 mathematics adoption, districts using a comprehensive mathematics instructional materials program adopted in 2009-10 is deemed in co...

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UTSigned into law 03/2012P-12Statewide Distribution of Textbooks
H.B. 156 - Statewide Distribution of Textbooks
Repeals 53A-12-203, which directed the state board of education to adopt rules to ensure satisfactory distribution and proper care of textbooks statewide. http://le.utah.gov/~2012/bills/hbillenr/hb0156.pdf...

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IDSigned into law 03/2012P-12State Review of Instructional Materials and Online Courses
H.B. 604
Provides a statutory framework for the State Department of Education's review of online courses, which is a function that the Department is required to perform. It also formalizes the Department's longstanding practice in the area of textbook and curricular ma...

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WASigned into law 03/2012P-12Regarding Open Educational Resources for Common Core Standards in K-12 Education.
H.B. 2337
Requires the superintendent of public instruction, subject to availability of amounts appropriated for this specific purpose, to take the lead in developing openly
licensed courseware aligned with the common core state standards and placed under an attribution...

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ORSigned into law 03/2012P-12Curriculum - Textbooks
H.B. 4014
Provides that the State Board of Education will adopt a list of textbooks and other instructional materials that may be used by a school district and provide guidelines and criteria for a district board to select textbooks and instructional materials that are ...

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SDSigned into law 03/2012P-12Nonsectarian Textbooks
S.B. 186
Updates the definition of the nonsectarian textbooks that are loaned to certain students to include digital materials.

http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2012/Bills/SB186ENR.pdf...

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ARAdopted 02/2012P-12Instructional Materials
AR ADC 005.15.11-1.00 to AR ADC 005.15.11-7.00; AR ADC 005.04.23-2.00 to AR ADC 005.04.23-11.00
Authorizes the State Board to select a statewide textbook selection committee to recommend a list of instructional materials consistent with course content standards and curriculum frameworks. Empowers the State Board to require require reports from school dis...

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CASigned into law 10/2011P-12Social Content Reviews of Instructional Materials
A.B. 339
From bill summary: Amends provisions related to state board review and adoption of instructional materials. Requires the state board to adopt regulations to govern the social content reviews conducted at the request of a publisher or manufacturer of instructio...

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CASigned into law 10/2011P-12Supplemental Instructional Materials
S.B. 140
From bill summary: Requires the state department of education to recommend, and the state board to approve, evaluation criteria to guide the development and review of supplemental instructional materials. Also requires the department, on a one-time basis, to d...

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CASigned into law 10/2011P-12Curriculum Frameworks, Standards, Instructional Materials, Model Professional Development Modules
A.B. 250 - Curriculum Frameworks, Standards, Instructional Materials, Model Professional Development Modules
From bill summary: Deletes the schedule for submission of instructional materials for foreign languages and health for state board approval, and the exception to the requirement that criteria for the evaluation of instructional materials be approved when curri...

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CASigned into law 10/2011P-12Purchasing of Instructional Materials in the Neediest Schools
S.B. 509
From bill summary: Authorizes each school district to purchase the newest adopted instructional materials for pupils in all of the neediest schools in the school district without incurring a duty to purchase these materials for pupils in the remaining schools ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011P-12Textbook Block Grant Program
H.B. 3115
Defines "textbook"; includes electronic textbooks. Creates the textbook block grant program. Subject to appropriation, authorizes the state board of education to provide annual funding to public school districts and state-recognized, non-public schools serving...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Definitions for Purposes of District Purchases
H.B. 153 - Definitions for Purposes of District Purchases
Repeals existing definition of "electronic textbook". Establishes new defintion of electronic textbook as any book or book substitute accessed via a computer or other electronic medium or that is available through an Internet-based provider of course content, ...

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LASigned into law 06/2011Community CollegeDigital Textbooks and Materials
S.B. 165
Increases the availability and use of electronic and digital textbooks and other digital instructional materials at community and technical colleges. Provides for the purchase of electronic and digital textbooks and other digital instructional materials and co...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Electronic Samples of Textbooks
S.B. 391
Requires the state board in its notice of the review and adoption cycle for textbooks to specify that publishers of adopted textbooks for a grade level other than prekindergarten to submit an electronic sample of the textbook; prohibits them from submitting a ...

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NVSigned into law 06/2011P-12Textbooks and Instructional Materials
A.B. 493
Extends the prospective expiration of the temporary waiver from certain requirements governing expenditures of money for textbooks, instructional supplies, instructional software and instructional hardware by school districts, charter schools and university sc...

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OKSigned into law 05/2011P-12State Board Sponsorship of Certain Charter Schools, Supplemental Textbooks
S.B. 278
Allows the State Board of Education to sponsor a charter school when the applicant has a contract with the Office of Juvenile Affairs to provide a fixed rate level E, D, or D+ group home service. The board may not sponsor more than two charter schools from Jul...

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TNSigned into law 05/2011P-12Eliminates Reporting on Weight of Textbooks
H.B. 37
Eliminates the requirement for the State Board of Education to provide the General Assembly annual reports concerning the weight of elementary and secondary school textbooks.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/HB0037.pdf...

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WAPartially Vetoed 05/2011Postsec.Instructional Materials
H.B. 1089
Prohibits a public or private higher education institution that provides certain specialized format versions of instructional material from requiring the student to return the specialized format version of the instructional material unless the institution dete...

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FLSigned into law 05/2011P-12Transition to Electronic Instructional Materials Pilot Program
S.B. 2120 - Sec. 20
Sec. 20 - Authorizes school districts to establish pilot program schools to implement the transition to instructional materials that are in an electronic or a digital format. Requires each school board designated as a pilot to, by September 1 of each year, beg...

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INSigned into law 04/2011P-12Curricular Materials
H.B. 1429
Expands the definition of ''textbook" to include certain hardware, software, and digital content. Adds a definition of ''curricular materials". Removes the authority of the state board of education to adopt a list of approved textbooks, and requires the govern...

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OKSigned into law 04/2011P-12Allows for Delay in Textbook Adoptions
H.B. 1374
Allows the State Textbook Committee to suspend any currently pending selection process of textbooks and extend by at least two years the six-year adoption period of those textbooks currently on the state adopted list.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/2011-12...

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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 03/2011P-12Textbook Visits by County Superintendents
S.B. 70 - Sec. 1240.3
Extends until July 1, 2015 the mandate that county superintendents make an annual visit to each school in his/her county, with the priority objective of determining whether each school has sufficient textbooks.
Pages 12-13 of 81: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/...

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CASigned into law 03/2011P-12Prohibition from Adoption or Implementation of Instructional Materials
S.B. 70 - Sec. 60200.7
Extends until the 2015-16 school year a provision prohibiting the state board of education from adopting instructional materials. Also extends until the 2015-16 school year a provision that a district governing board is not required to provide pupils with inst...

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KYSigned into law 03/2011P-12Resolving Claims of Errors in State-Adopted Textbooks
H.B. 464
Requires the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations to establish procedures for reviewing and resolving claims of factual errors found in textbooks after adoption by the State Textbook Commission. Requires that the administrative ...

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ARSigned into law 03/2011P-12Digital Textbook Resources
H.B. 1427
Amends school district textbook requirements. Requires that digital resources be provided to students at no cost along with equipment required to access them.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2011/2011R/Acts/Act288.pdf...

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MSVetoed 03/2011P-12Parental Choice for Twin Placement/Loaning of Extra Textbooks
S.B. 2536
Allows parental choice for the placement of twins or higher order multiples in seperate classrooms. Authorizes local boards to offer surplus inventory textbooks to parents or guardians of students residing in the district.(Vetoed because it is identical to H.B...

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MSSigned into law 03/2011P-12Loaning of Surplus Textbooks
H.B. 637
Authorizes local boards to offer surplus inventory textbooks to parents or guardians of students residing in the district.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2011/pdf/HB/0600-0699/HB0637SG.pdf...

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NMSigned into law 03/2011P-12Instructional Materials for Visually Impaired Students
H.B. 310
Requires publishers to provided instructional materials in formats appropriate for students with visual impairments.
http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11%20Regular/final/HB0310.pdf...

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CAVetoed 09/2010P-12History-Social Science Framework and Textbooks
S.B. 1451
From bill summary: Requires the state board to inform the chairs of the assembly and senate education committees and the secretary for education of content that it interprets to be the result of certain changes made to the Texas Administrative Code. Repeals th...

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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 09/2010P-12Work-Based Learning Programs (and Textbooks)
A.B. 2211
States legislative findings regarding work-based learning. Authorizes school districts that maintain high schools to establish work-based learning programs, and to purchase liability insurance for pupils enrolled in
programs of study involving work-based learn...

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NYVetoed 08/2010P-12Curriculum and Instructional Resources
S.B. 6776
Makes provisions that apply to the selection, purchase, loan of K-12 textbooks also applicable to curriculum and instructional resources. Defines "curriculum and instructional resources" as inquiry-centered curriculum and instructional materials, supplies, man...

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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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MISigned into law 07/2010P-12Model Policy on Basic Instructional Supplies
S.B. 1163 - 116(c)
Amends current law to require the state department of education to develop a model policy on basic instructional supplies; institutes a step-by-step process at the local level for teachers to file claims alleging insufficient materials; only in districts ident...

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LASigned into law 06/2010P-12Electronic Textbooks
S.B. 533
Requires the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to make every effort to ensure that electronic versions are available for every title it approves for placement on the state list of approved textbooks and instructional materials.
http://www.legis...

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RISigned into law 06/2010P-12Special Legislative Commission to Study the Purchase and Use of Textbooks in Public Schools
H.R. 8156, S.R. 2822
Establishes the Special Legislative Commission to Study the Purchase and Use of Textbooks in Public Schools. Directs the commission to make a comprehensive study of the use of textbooks in the public schools, and in particular the following:
     (1) The use ...

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GASigned into law 05/2010P-12Inclusion of Digital Content in Definition of "Textbook"
S.B. 319
Requires the definition of a K-12 "textbook" to include computer hardware, software and technical equipment necessary to support the use of nonprint or digital content. Provides that these provisions do not exempt computer hardware or related equipment acquire...

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TNSigned into law 04/2010P-12Textbooks May Be Taken Home
H.B. 3711
Authorizes students to take textbooks home that are issued to them. This authorization does not prohibit teachers from requiring that books be brought back to the classroom.
http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/default.aspx?BillNumber=HB3711...

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VASigned into law 04/2010P-12Purchase of Electronic Textbooks
H.B. 97
Requires contracts and purchase orders with publishers of textbooks approved by the Board of Education for use in grades 6 - 12 to allow for the purchase of printed textbooks, printed textbooks with electronic files or electronic textbooks separate and apart f...

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UTSigned into law 03/2010P-12
Postsec.
Money-Saving Measures
H.B. 166
Section 1: Directs the state board, by December 31, 2010, to review mandates provided for in administrative rule, to determine whether some could be waived to remove funding pressures on public schools temporarily.

Sections 2-4: Eliminates the requirement to...

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IASigned into law 03/2010P-12Textbooks Include Electronic Materials and Computing Devices
S.B. 2178
Expands the definition of "textbooks" to include books, electronic materials and laptop computers or other portable personal computing devices which are used for nonreligious instructional use only.
http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/linc/SF2178_Enrolled.pdf...

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WVSigned into law 03/2010P-12Instructional Resources
S.B. 631
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...

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VASigned into law 02/2010P-12Option of Electronic Textbooks
H.B. 709
Requires contracts and purchase orders with publishers of textbooks approved by the Board of Education for use in grades 6-12 to allow for the purchase of printed textbooks, printed textbooks with electronic files, or electronic textbooks separate and apart fr...

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TXAdopted 02/2010P-12Adoption and Distribution of Instructional Materials
19 TAC 2.66.B.66.33, 66.102, 66.104 and 66.121
§ 66.33: Adds provision to specify that members of state textbook adoption review panels must include educators, parents, business and industry representatives, and employers. Repeals reference to appointment of "academic experts" (teachers and university prof...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12Electronic Textbooks
S.B. 247
Amends the Instructional Materials Funding Realignment Program. Provides a local governing board may use funding received pursuant to this program to purchase state-adopted instructional materials for grades K-8, and state standards-aligned materials for grade...

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CAVetoed 10/2009P-12Delays in Textbook Deliveries
A.B. 146
Amends provisions requiring a publisher or manufacturer of instructional materials to guarantee delivery by the date specified in the contract with the district. Provides that if a publisher or manufacturer fails to deliver instructional materials within 60 da...

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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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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12
Postsec.
Textbooks and Fees
H.B. 475
Prior legislation required districts to set aside free textbooks and provide fee waivers to children eligible for free meals under the Community School Lunch Program. Current amendment replaces reference to children eligible for free meals under the Community ...

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CASigned into law 07/2009P-12Definition of "Sufficient Textbooks"
A.B. 2D - Section 1
From legislative analysis: Existing law requires the county superintendent of schools of each county to make annual visits to each school, primarily to determine whether each school has sufficient textbooks, as defined. Existing law states for the 2008–09 and...

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FLSigned into law 06/2009P-12Damaged Textbook Fees/Service-Learning Programs/Charter School Grades/Regional Professional Development Academies
S.B. 1248
Damaged Textbooks:
- Deletes a provision that requires a public school principal to collect a percentage of a textbook's purchase price from a student who has lost, destroyed, or damaged a textbook.

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- Encourages school districts to ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Textbooks
H.B. 1332
Specifies that all electronic textbooks and technological equipment must be returned at the end of the school year in the same manner as traditional textbooks. Also specifies that all textbooks, electronic textbooks and technological equipment in acceptable co...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12
Postsec.
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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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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ALSigned into law 05/2009P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Alabama Virtual Library
H.B. 322
Establishes the Alabama Virtual Library and the Alabama Virtual Library Executive Council, and executive council membership, responsibilities and duties. Includes 3 appointees each of state superintendent, chancellor of postsecondary education and executive di...

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UTAdopted 05/2009P-12Disposal of Textbooks
R277-433
Allows school districts to communicate directly with each other in sharing or disposing of textbooks. http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bulletin/2009/20090315/32417.htm...

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NVSigned into law 05/2009P-12Textbooks, Gifted
A.B. 429
Relates to school districts; revises provisions governing the required minimum expenditures for textbooks, instructional supplies and instructional hardware; includes instructional software within such provisions; requires the Department of Education to determ...

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OKSigned into law 04/2009Postsec.Requires Statement of "Substantial" Revisions and Defines "Integrated"
H.B. 1882
Requires publishers to provide a description of the substantial content revisions made between the current edition of the textbook or supplemental material and the previous edition, if any. Defines "Integrated textbook" as: combined with materials developed by...

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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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KYSigned into law 03/2009P-12Textbook Purchases
S.B. 1 Section 22
Directs the state department of education to communicate to districts and schools that decisions about math textbook purchases may be delayed until after the math academic standards have been revised as required by Section 2 of this act. Requires the departmen...

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UTAdopted 03/2009P-12Instructional Materials
R277-469-1, -2, -3, -10, -11
Adds to definition of "instructional materials" to include all textbooks, workbooks and student materials and supplements necessary for a student to fully participate in coursework. Requires all publishers of textbooks and text materials purchased by tradition...

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VASigned into law 02/2009P-12Fees for Damaged or Lost Textbooks
H.B. 1923
Provides that local school boards may assess a reasonable fee or charge for the loss of or damage to a textbook, so long as the textbook has been provided to the student free of charge.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+ful+HB1923ER...

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CAAdopted 02/2009P-12Social Content Review of Instructional Materials
Title 5 CCR Sec(s) 9800, 9810, 9820, 9830
Amends rules concerning the social content review of instructional materials. Establishes the procedures for the special content review of non-adopted instructional materials, including the fee assessed publishers and manufacturers for conducting the review. A...

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CAAdopted 02/2009P-12Adoption of Instructional Materials
Title 5 CCR Section 9517.1
Establishes the process for follow-up adoptions and the fee to be paid by publishers and manufacturers for participation in follow-up adoptions of instructional materials for grades K-8. ...

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CAVetoed 01/2009P-12
Postsec.
Finance and Facilities
A.B. 4A
Relates to sufficient textbook requirements, county superintendent revenue limits, school district building maintenance funding, funding for school and community college districts, pupil retention block grants, charter school block grants, pupil oral health as...

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WAAdopted 11/2008Postsec.COST SAVINGS FOR COURSE MATERIALS
WAC 504-43-010, -020, -030
Adopts rules that encourage cost savings for student course materials.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/...

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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12
Postsec.
unbundled instructional materials
A.B. 2468
Adds to the procedures relating to basic instructional materials that the State Board of Education is required to adopt as regulations procedures to ensure that price is not considered by the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission, but is...

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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12instructional materials
A.B. 2315
Amends existing law that which requires the State Board of Education to adopt basic instructional materials for use in kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, inclusive. Requires a public meeting to be held and a list of materials to be made available to school distri...

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UTAdopted 09/2008P-12Instructional Materials Commission
R277-469
Amends rule addressing the operating procedures of the Instructional Materials Commission. Defines "curriculum alignment" as the assurance that the material taught in a course or grade level matches the standards, objectives and assessments set by the state or...

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SCSigned into law 08/2008P-12Textbooks
H.B. 4935
(Joint Resolution) Approves regulations of the Board of Education relating to free textbooks.
http://www.scstatehouse.net/html-pages/house2.html...

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NYSigned into law 08/2008Postsec.
Community College
Textbook Access
S.B. 3063
Creates the Textbook Access Act; requires publishers of college textbooks to disclose the price of such textbooks to purchasing entities; prohibits employees at an institution of higher education from receiving kickbacks for adopting specific course materials;...

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RISigned into law 07/2008P-12Textbooks at Non-Public Schools
S.B. 2395
Adds a provision to textbook statutes stipulating that non-public schools may not change a textbook assignment in a field more often than once in a three (3) year period as required of
public schools in accordance with the provisions of section 16-23-1. Does ...

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NVSigned into law 06/2008P-12Texbook Expenditures
S.B. 5A
Revises provisions governing expenditures for textbooks, instructional supplies and instructional hardware by school districts; reduces the amount previously appropriated for textbooks, instructional supplies and instructional hardware; reduces the basic suppo...

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MOSigned into law 05/2008Postsec.Textbooks
H.B. 2048
Establishes the Textbook Transparency Act which requires textbook publishers to make the price, certain substantial content revisions, copyright dates, and the variety of formats for a text available, upon request, to faculty members or textbook adopters at pu...

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FLSigned into law 05/2008Postsec.
Community College
College Textbook Policies
H.B. 603
Relates to textbook affordability; prohibits certain actions of community college or state university employees that relate to student purchase of required textbooks; authorizes receipt of certain instructional materials, compensation, and training; requires s...

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IASigned into law 05/2008P-12Required Textbooks (Higher Education)
H.F. 2197
Recommends that every public and private institution of higher education in the state post the list of required textbooks for all courses and the corresponding international standard book number for such textbooks, at least 14 days before the start of each sem...

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IASigned into law 05/2008P-12Core Curriculum
S.F. 2216 - Core Curriculum
Amends previous language to remove "voluntary model" from the establishment of core curriculum for grades 9-12, beginning with students graduating in the 2010-2011 class. Prohibits the state board from requiring specific textbooks. Requires core curriculum tec...

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AZSigned into law 04/2008Postsec.Textbook costs
H.B. 2230
Requires publishers of college course materials to provide, on request, certain pricing, edition, copyright, and other information to faculty members and any other employees who are in charge of selecting or purchasing course materials for a university under t...

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AZSigned into law 04/2008P-12Textbooks
H.B. 2441
Requires that the State Board of Education, for each of the alternative textbook formats of human-voiced audio, large-print and braille, designate an alternative media producer to adapt existing standard print textbooks or to provide specialized textbooks, or ...

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MDAdopted 04/2008P-12Textbooks in Alternative Formats
COMAR 13A.06.05.01
Ensures that local school systems and public agencies purchase textbooks and instructional materials from publishers that agree to provide textbooks and materials in alternative formats in order to give students with visual impairments, including blindness and...

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MSSigned into law 04/2008P-12Availability of Surplus Textbooks
H.B. 135
Relates to textbooks; extends the date of the repealer on the duty of local school boards to make available surplus textbooks to the parents of school age children residing in the school district.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2008/pdf/HB/0100-019...

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COSigned into law 03/2008Postsec.
Community College
College Textbook Affordability Act
S.B. 73
Concerns requirements for publishers of college educational products doing business with State institutions of higher education, requires enacting the College Textbook Affordability Act.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2008a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/90E08C2E9...

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IDSigned into law 03/2008P-12textbooks
H.B. 554
Provides that a complete and cataloged library of all curricular materials and electronically available curricular materials used in public schools are to be maintained by the State Department of Education and open to the public. Chapter 217
http://www3.idaho....

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VASigned into law 03/2008P-12Textbook Purchasing
H.B. 354
Permits local school boards to enter into contracts with publishers for the purchase of textbooks. The bill expands the definition of textbook to include print, electronic, online, and other manipulative-based programs. The bill reorganizes the textbook purcha...

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VASigned into law 03/2008P-12Textbook Purchases
H.B. 137, S.B. 356
Permits local school boards to enter into contracts with publishers for the purchase of textbooks. The bill expands the definition of textbook to include print, electronic, online, and other manipulative-based programs. The bill reorganizes the textbook purcha...

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ORAdopted 01/2008P-12Instructional Materials Selection Criteria
OAR 581-011-0140
Specifies that the State Board of Education adopts by reference the Criteria for the Adoption of Instructional Materials for Mathematics for which publishing companies will submit instructional materials. OREGON 29087...

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UTAdopted 11/2007P-12Instructional Materials Commission Operating Procedures
R277-469
2007 H.B. 364 prohibits a school district from purchasing certain instructional materials unless the materials have been evaluated by an independent party for
alignment with the state core curriculum. Adopted rule requires that the mandated alignment evaluatio...

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CASigned into law 10/2007Postsec.Textbooks
A.B. 1548
Adds the College Textbook Transparency Act to the Donahoe Higher Education Act. Establishes various requirements for textbook publishers including that they print certain information on the outer cover of, or within, a textbook. Establishes requirements for a ...

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CAVetoed 10/2007P-12Textbook cost
A.B. 1148
Requires the Department of Education to provide the Secretary of Education, the Senate and Assembly Budget Subcommittees on Education Finance, and the Department of Finance, copies of price quotations submitted by publishers in connection with instructional ma...

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CAVetoed 10/2007Postsec.Textbook cost
S.B. 832
Relates to the cost of college and university textbooks. Requires a publisher of a textbook, its agents and employees to make available to each prospective purchaser of that textbook at a public postsecondary educational institution, a complete list of all the...

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CASigned into law 09/2007P-12textbooks
S.B. 733
Amends The Instructional Materials Funding Realignment Program. which requires the State Department of Education to apportion funds to school districts to ensure each pupil is provided with a standards-aligned textbook or basic instructional materials as adopt...

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CASigned into law 09/2007P-12textbooks
S.B. 734
Relates to the selection of materials by the State Board of Education for use in kindergarten and grades 1 to 8. Relates to a fee assessed by the board for reviewing and adopting, or recommending for adoption, submitted basic instructional materials based on t...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Textbooks for Print-Disabled Children
S.B. 397
Specifies that the state board of education must require textbook publishers to furnish an electronic file set of contracted print material to the National Instructional Materials Access Center for conversion to an accessible format for use by print disabled c...

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NYSigned into law 07/2007Postsec.Instructional Materials for College Students with Disabilities
S.B. 5476
Establishes a statewide advisory council regarding instructional materials for college students with disabilities. Provides that the advisory council will provide input into policy development, program guidelines and implementation strategies. http://assembly....

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NCSigned into law 07/2007P-12Costs Due to Damaged and Lost Textbooks
H.B. 232
Directs the joint legislative education oversight committee to study strategies for recovering costs due to damaged and lost textbooks.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2007/Bills/House/HTML/H232v0.htmll...

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ORSigned into law 07/2007P-12College Textbooks
S.B. 365
Requires college textbook publishers to provide prospective adopters of a particular textbook or set of textbooks with specified information regarding the products; requires a publisher that sells textbook bundles to offer prospective adopters and higher educa...

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ORSigned into law 06/2007Postsec.Textbooks in Alternate Formats
S.B. 261
Requires a publisher of instructional materials for post-secondary students, upon request from a post- secondary education institution, to provide materials in electronic format to the institution for use by students with print disabilities; authorizes the Sta...

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TNSigned into law 06/2007Postsec.Minimizing the Cost of Textbooks
H.B. 1257
Requires University of Tennessee and the Board of Regents to develop policies to minimize the cost of textbooks.
http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/Chapter/PC0504.pdf...

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OKSigned into law 06/2007Postsec.Tuition Limits, Instructional Materials
H.B. 2103
Specifying application of tuition limits; directing the State Regents for Higher Education to anticipate certain revenue needs for certain period; directing institution to provide a guaranteed tuition rate to certain students for certain period; making guarant...

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TXSigned into law 06/2007Postsec.Electronic Textbooks for Students with Disabilities
H.B. 3382
Requires textbook publishers to make electronic copies of textbooks and other assigned written materials promptly available to universities, if requested, for use by visually impaired students. The bill also prohibits publishers from charging an entity for the...

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MDSigned into law 05/2007Postsec.
Community College
Textbook Tax Credit
H.B. 204
Allows specified individuals to claim a credit against the State income tax up to a specified amount for textbooks purchased for use at institutions of higher education; provides that the credit may not exceed the State income tax for that taxable year and tha...

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WASigned into law 04/2007Postsec.
Community College
Textbook Pricing
H.B. 2300
Requires each publisher of college textbooks to make immediately available to a prospective purchaser of their products who is a member of the faculty of an institution of higher education: (1) The price at which the publisher would make the products available...

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LAAdopted 04/2007P-12State Textbook Adoption
LAC 28:XXXIII.301, 303, 319, 503, 723, and 2001
Amends textbook adoption processes to come into compliance with U.S. Department of Education approval of IDEA, 2004. Directs that the state adopt materials that meet the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standards (NIMAS). Provides procedures for ...

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WASigned into law 04/2007Community CollegeCost of Course Materials
H.B. 1224
Requires community and technical colleges to adopt rules for their affiliated bookstores. The institutions' rules must provide students with the option to purchase unbundled materials when possible, provide for the disclosure of changes to textbooks and costs,...

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IDSigned into law 04/2007P-12State Education Funding
S.B. 1236 (Section 8)
Increases state education funding to school districts, partially in order to create greater funding equity between school districts in the state. The appropriation provides $20.13 million in new line item funding for classroom supplies, textbooks and remedial ...

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NMSigned into law 04/2007P-12Textbooks for Each Student
S.B. 1019
Requires local districts to implement policies that provide textbooks to each student for each class that conform to curriculum requirements and allow students to take those textbooks home.
http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/07%20Regular/final/SB1019.pdf...

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NMSigned into law 04/2007P-12Funds for Materials Other Than textbooks
S.B. 1225
Allows instructional material funds to be used for materials other than textbooks. Defines other classroom materials to mean materials other than textbooks that are used to support direct instruction to students.
http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/07%20Regular/...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Textbooks & Educational Materials Sales Tax Exemption
S.B. 999
Extends from July 1, 2008, to July 1, 2012, the sunset date of the current sales and use tax exemption for textbooks and educational materials distributed by publishers for free to professors and other individuals who have an educational focus. http://leg1.sta...

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UTSigned into law 03/2007P-12Independent Evaluation of Textbook Alignment with Core Curriculum
H.B. 364
Prohibits a school district from purchasing certain instructional materials unless the materials have been evaluated by an independent party for alignment with the core curriculum; requires that the alignment evaluation be made available on a web site at no ch...

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CASigned into law 09/2006P-12Language Arts and Math Instruction Requirements
A.B. 2722
Prohibits the State Board of Education from adopting the same basic instructional materials in language arts or mathematics for the same grade level in successive years. Requires that instructional materials for language arts be submitted to the state board fo...

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WVAdopted 09/2006P-12Textbook Adoption Periods
Title 126, Series 35
Amends rules regarding textbook adoption in early childhood through high school education by establishing adoption periods for content areas. http://www.wvsos.com/csrdocs/pdfdocs/126-035.pdf...

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CASigned into law 09/2006P-12Electronic Instructional Materials
A.B. 1548
Authorizes 12 schools to request a publisher that makes instructional materials available to a school district in a hard copy format to make instructional materials available in an electronic multimedia format upon adoption of instructional materials. Grants a...

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CATo governor 09/2006P-12Instructional Material Purchases
S.B. 696
Authorizes a school district to expend for kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, inclusive, not more than 30% of the district's allowance to purchase standards-aligned instructional materials selected by the school district, upon compliance with certain requirements...

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CAVetoed 09/2006P-12Content of Textbooks and Student Characteristics
S.B. 1437
Relates to existing law which prohibits instruction or school sponsored activities and the adopting of textbooks or other instructional materials that contain any matter that reflects adversely upon specified persons. Revises the list of characteristics includ...

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LASigned into law 06/2006P-12Textbook Adoption
H.B. 1334
Makes the textbook review process (prior to statewide adoption) more citizen-friendly. Increases the time period allotted for review, the number of locations available to make such review, and number of samples available for such review and to be checked out. ...

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ILSigned into law 06/2006P-12Textbook Loans
H.B. 5550
Relates to the loan of textbooks by the State Board of Education. Provides that certain requirements do not apply to the loan of textbooks. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/94/HB/PDF/09400HB5550lv.pdf...

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CTSigned into law 06/2006Postsec.
Community College
Textbook Affordability
H.B. 5527
Relates to textbook affordability; requires disclosure of textbook pricing before a sales transaction is entered into and to provide for a system for students to purchase textbooks using financial aid that has not yet been received by the student. Public Act N...

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TNSigned into law 05/2006P-12Textbook Funds
H.B. 2935; S.B. 3085
Allows proceeds from disposal of surplus textbooks to supplement textbook purchasing funds or school literacy programs. Public Chaptered. Chapter No. 797
http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/BILL/HB2935.pdf...

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COSigned into law 05/2006P-12Educational Materials for Visually Impaired Students
H.B. 1004
Creates the educational materials for the blind and dyslexic grant program to provide grants to nonprofit organizations that provide school districts with accessible educational materials for students who, because of a learning disability, visual impairment, o...

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IDAdopted 05/2006P-12Curricular Materials
IDAPA 08.02.03
Extends the curricular materials selection adoption cycle from 5 to 6 years. Adds limited English proficiency as a subject area for curricular materials selection....

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MDSigned into law 04/2006P-12Resources for Blind and Visually Impaired Students
H.B. 710; S.B. 392
Relates to blind and visually impaired students. Requires the State Department of Education to establish a specified instructional resources center to develop procedures to coordinate the statewide availability of textbooks and supplementary instructional mate...

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MSSigned into law 04/2006P-12Surplus Textbooks
H.B. 308
Directs local school boards to make available any textbooks on the state surplus inventory list to the parents or legal guardians of any children of school age who reside in the district. The parent or legal guardian is responsible for the return of the textbo...

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AZActive 03/2006P-12Textbooks and Electronic Resources
H.B. 2486
For the purposes of this section, "textbook" means printed instructional materials or digital content, or both, and related printed or nonprinted instructional materials, that are written and published primarily for use in school instruction and that are requi...

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UTSigned into law 03/2006Postsec.Electronic Instructional Materials
H.B. 192
Requires a publisher or manufacturer of instructional materials for students enrolled in state institutions of higher education to provide an electronic version of the materials for the use by disabled students; requires such materials to be provided in a form...

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VASigned into law 03/2006Postsec.Policies for MInimizing Cost of Textbooks
H.B. 1478
Provides that the governing boards of public institutions of higher education must implement policies for minimizing the cost of textbooks
for students at colleges and universities. The guidelines must include:
• that faculty textbook adoptions are made with s...

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WASigned into law 03/2006Postsec.Least Costly Options in Educational Materials
H.B. 3087
Declares an intent to give students more choices for purchasing educational materials and to encourage faculty and staff to work closely with bookstores and publishers to implement the least costly option without sacrificing educational content and to provide ...

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NMSigned into law 03/2006P-12Reading Materials Fund
H.B. 225
Creates a Reading Materials Fund to be used to purchase scientific research-based reading materials for certain reading programs; makes appropriations. A school district may apply for funding for its reading program if: (1) core and supplemental materials are ...

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NMAdopted 01/2006P-12INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
NMAC 6.75.2
This regulation is designed to facilitate the adoption, requisition and distribution of instructional material. http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmac/parts/title06/06.075.0002.htm...

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CAVetoed 10/2005P-12Instructional Materials Fund
S.B. 657
Existing law establishes the State Instructional Materials Fund and continuously appropriates the money in the fund to the State
Department of Education. This bill would extend the operation of these provisions to January 1, 2008, and would require the state b...

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NMRule Adoption 06/2005P-12Instructional Material Bureau Textbook Adoptions
NMAC 6.75.3
Relates to the Public Education Department instructional material bureau textbook adoptions. NEW MEXICO REG 4320 (SN)...

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INSigned into law 05/2005P-12Unreimbursed Costs of Textbooks for Low-Income Students
H.B. 1001 (Section 183-184)
Requires each district's debt service fund to pay all unreimbursed costs of textbooks for the district's students who were eligible for free or reduced lunches in the previous school year. Authorizes the governing body to transfer the amount levied to cover u...

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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 03/2005P-12Define Instructional Materials
H.B. 2099
Expands list of "instructional materials" that may be exempt from sales tax when purchased by schools, to include sheet music, electronic software, maps, globes, art supplies, workbooks, flash cards, educational blocks, educational models, manipulatives, chart...

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VASigned into law 03/2005Postsec.Higher Education Textbook Sales and Bookstores
H.B. 1726
Adds a new section of law that prohibits university employees from receiving any incentives for requiring students to purchase specific textbooks; requires governing boards to implement procedures for making website listings of required textbooks available to ...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Special Education: Visually Impaired Pupils
A.B. 662
Creates the Advisory Task Force for Education of Blind and Visually Impaired Pupils to provide input to formulate the most effective policy for the education of such pupils. Requires the Department of Education to provide outreach and technical assistance to p...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Insufficient Textbooks and Instructional Materials
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
Requires the county superintendent, for purposes of enforcing the use of required textbooks and instructional materials, to specifically review at least annually schools that are ranked in any of deciles 1 to 3, inclusive, of the 2003 base Academic Performance...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Instructional Materials:Publishers Requirements:Price
A.B. 2455
Prohibits the Board of Education from adopting basic instructional materials in language arts or math for the same grade in successive years. Requires the State Board of Education to allow the continued use of certain instructional materials for at least 2 yea...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12School Accountability Report Card: Requirements
A.B. 2596
Deletes the requirement, under the Classroom Instructional Improvement and Accountability Act, that the School Accountability Report Card include information on the degree to which pupils are prepared to enter the workforce and whether the school qualifies for...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Instructional Materials: Electronic Format
A.B. 1010
Requires, with exceptions, a publisher that makes basic instructional materials available to a school district in a hard copy format to also make materials available in an electronic multimedia format upon adoption of such materials after a certain date. Requi...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Review of Audit Exceptions
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 13: Requires the county superintendent of schools to include in the review of audit exceptions those audit exceptions related to use of instructional materials program funds, teacher misassignments, and information reported on the school accountability re...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Annual Report on Status of Low-Performing Schools
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
Requires the county superintendent to annually present a report to the governing board of each school district under his or her jurisdiction and to the board of supervisors of the county describing the state of the schools in the county and of his or her offic...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Applicants to High Priority Schools Grant Program
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
Requires schools initially applying to participate in the High Priority Schools Grant Program on or after the 2004–05 fiscal year to include highly qualified teachers and appropriately credentialed teachers for English learners in the component on quality of s...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12District Uniform Complaint Process
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 12: Requires a school district to use its uniform complaint process to help identify and resolve any deficiencies related to
instructional materials, conditions of facilities that are not maintained in a clean and safe manner or in good repair, and teache...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12District Compliance Audits
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 2: Requires a district compliance audit to include verification of the reporting requirements for the sufficiency of textbooks and instructional materials, teacher misassignments, and the accuracy of information reported on the school accountability repor...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Public Hearing on Textbooks
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 18: Requires the governing board of every district to hold a public hearing and make a determination as to whether each pupil in each school in the district has sufficient textbooks or instructional materials in each subject that are consistent with the c...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12School Accountability Report Cards
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 10: Requires the school accountability report card to include information regarding the availability of sufficient textbooks and other instructional materials for each pupil, any needed maintenance of school facilities to ensure good repair, the misassign...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Instructional Materials Program Funding
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
Deletes the date of repeal on the Instructional Materials Program and the contingency of program implementation funding on funding from the Annual Budget Act. Also makes technical changes to the appropriation to the Instructional Materials Fund. Appropriates $...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Instructional Materials
S.B. 1380
Requires the Board of Education to annually solicit recommendations for instructional materials from school districts. Requires the board to adopt materials recommended by a school district or county office of education unless the state board makes written fac...

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CAVetoed 09/2004Postsec.
Community College
College Textbook Rental Services
A.B. 2678
Urges the Trustees of California State University, the governing body of each community college district in the state and the Regents of the University of California to set up a textbook rental service for the students at each of their campuses. Textbook renta...

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CASigned into law 09/2004Postsec.
Community College
College Textbooks
A.B. 2477
Expresses findings and declarations of the Legislature with respect to the cost of college textbooks. Urges textbook publishers to take specified actions aimed at reducing the amounts that students currently pay for textbooks. Requires the Trustees of the Stat...

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ARRule Adoption 09/2004P-12Textbooks/Instructional Materials Exempt from Tax
Uncodified
Establishes rules regarding Regulation 2004-5 titled 'Exemptions from Tax: Textbooks and Other Instructional Materials.' Establishes which textbooks and other instructional materials are exempt from tax. ...

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MSRule Adoption 07/2004P-12Filing a Complaint
Part B
Amends the Textbook Handbook, Part B. Relates to the complaint process. MISSISSIPPI REG 9243 (SN)...

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HISigned into law 07/2004P-12Textbooks
S.B. 2063
Requires schools to make available copies of current lists of textbooks and instructional materials. Prohibits schools from selling textbooks, equipment, and necessary school supplies and equipment unless written permission is obtained from the department. Est...

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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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FLSigned into law 05/2004P-12Education Instructional Materials
S.B. 122
Authorizes the Department of Education to conduct pilot program; authorizes the pilot program within specified counties to enable selected school districts to realize cost savings in the purchase of used instructional materials; imposes requirements on vendors...

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AZSigned into law 05/2004P-12Accessible Textbooks and Instructional Material
H.B. 2352
Concerns accessibility to textbooks and instructional materials; requires the adoption of rules to require all school districts and other public schools to purchase adopted printed and nonprinted instructional materials for which accessible electronic files ar...

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HIVeto override 05/2004P-12Reinventing Education Act of 2004
S.B. 3238
Establishes a weighted student formula; provides additional information technology; empowers principals through a Hawaii principals academy and other means; strengthens community involvement through school community councils and parent-community networking cen...

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CTSigned into law 05/2004Postsec.
Community College
Student Textbook Purchasing Policies
S.B. 461
Requires the Commissioner of Higher Education to examine ways to maximize the combined purchasing power of the constituent units of the state system of higher education and independent institutions of higher education in order to ensure that textbooks are pric...

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OKSigned into law 04/2004P-12Electronic Editions of Textbooks
H.B. 2194
Amends 70 O.S. 2001, Section 16- 106, which relates to textbook adoption; Contractors must provide electronic files for textbooks. The file format in which electronic instructional materials files are provided must be in a format prescribed by federal law or ...

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LAAdopted 04/2004P-12Textbook Adoption Policy for Home Study Program
LAC 28:XXXIII.517
Adopts rules to allow local education agencies (LEAs) to secure a deposit, equal to the replacement costs, for textbooks provided to students in approved home study programs. http://www.doa.state.la.us/osr/reg/0404/0404RUL.pdf (see page 39 of 71)...

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DESigned into law 04/2004P-12Public Education Classroom Instruction Fund
S.B. 231
Appropriates $9,000,000 from the Federal Fiscal Relief Fund to the State's school districts and charter schools for the purchase of instructional technology, textbooks, and library books and materials. http://www.legis.state.de.us/Legislature.nsf/fsLIS?openfra...

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12Sales Tax on Textbooks
S.B. 347
Relates to sales tax; provides exemption for textbooks and other educational materials for free distribution....

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MIVetoed 04/2004P-12School District Purchasing
H.B. 4722
Provides a school district, intermediate school district or public school academy is not required to obtain competitive bids for items purchased through the cooperative bulk purchasing program operated by the Department of Management and Budget.

http://www.mi...

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NYSigned into law 03/2004P-12Electronic Copies of Instructional Materials
A.B. 9837
Requires publishers and manufacturers of instructional materials for students to provide electronic copies of such material for use by disabled persons....

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WASigned into law 03/2004Postsec.Instructional Materials
S.B. 6501
Regards instructional materials for students with disabilities at public and private institutions of higher education; requires publishers and manufacturers of instructional materials to provide such in electronic format agreed upon by the publisher or manufac...

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UTSigned into law 03/2004P-12Education Mandates
H.B. 14
Repeals the State Board of Education's responsibility to design and implement a state textbook plan; repeals certain school building utilization requirements....

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VASigned into law 03/2004Postsec.
Community College
Sales Tax
H.B. 1084, S.B. 347
Extends the sunset date from July 1, 2004, to July 1, 2008, for textbooks and other educational materials withdrawn from inventory at book-publishing distribution facilities for free distribution to professors. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?041+f...

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SDSigned into law 02/2004P-12Electronic Textbook Versions
H.B. 1221
Requires certain school book publishers to provide electronic versions of textbooks suitable for conversion into Braille....

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Sales Tax and Instructional Materials
H.B. 1028
Clarifies the exemption of sales tax to the sale of textbooks and instructional materials to state school districts and state public schools that receive state funding or state purchases for free distribution. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2...

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MISigned into law 11/2003Postsec.Electronic Higher Education Materials
H.B. 4070
Requires textbook publishers to provide electronic versions of certain instructional materials used in colleges and universities....

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ILTotal veto stands 11/2003P-12Textbooks
S.B. 618
Amends the School Code. Concerns the loan of textbooks to students free of charge, provides that "textbook" includes science curriculum materials in a kit format that includes pre-packaged consumable materials if certain requirements are met. http://www.legis....

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12Instructional Materials
S.B. 469
Authorizes a school district to use its allowance from the Materials Funding Realignment Program to purchase adopted instructional materials for the visual and performing arts, foreign language, health or any other curricular area if it certifies that it has p...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12Special Education Instructional Materials
S.B. 842
Requires publishers to make basic instructional materials more accessible to pupils with disabilities. Requires publishers to facilitate access to Internet resources and digital programs intended for use by the general population of pupils by pupils with disab...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12Fee Assessment on Instructional Materials
S.B. 1058
Requires the department of education, prior to conducting a follow-up adoption of basic educational materials for use in kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, to notify all publishers and manufacturers known to produce basic instructional materials in a subject area...

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NVSigned into law 07/2003P-12State Financial Administration
S.B. 8 - Sec. 164.50
Section 164.50, one section of this bill, relates to expenditures on instructional materials, educational retirement and class size. http://www.leg.state.nv.us/20thSpecial/bills/SB/SB8_EN.html...

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ILSigned into law 07/2003P-12Science Curriculum Materials
H.B. 2332
In a Section concerning the loan of textbooks to students free of charge, provides that "textbook" includes science curriculum materials in a kit format that includes pre-packaged consumable materials if certain requirements are met. http://www.legis.state.il....

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HIVetoed 07/2003P-12Textbooks and Fees
H.B. 32
Authorizes schools to assess and collect annual fees for textbooks; requires schools to compile annual list of textbooks to be used during that school year and to be made available upon request of student, parent or guardian of student. http://www.capitol.hawa...

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FLVetoed 06/2003P-12K-12 Public Education Instructional Materials
S.B. 1838
Changes date by which school superintendents must notify Department of Education regarding certain instructional materials;requires publishers to provide and price adopted instructional materials on an individual basis for purchase by school districts; revises...

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TNSigned into law 06/2003P-12State Textbook Commission
S.B. 1647
Changes the sunset date for the State Textbook Commission to June 30, 2007 from May 21, 2003. http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/Chapter/PC0325.pdf...

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TNSigned into law 06/2003P-12Maximum Weight Standards For School Textbooks
S.B. 1664
Requires the state board o study and make recommendations concerning weight of textbooks used by pupils in elementary and secondary schools. The board must submit these recommendations to the general assembly on an annual basis. http://www.legislature.state.t...

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TXSigned into law 06/2003P-12Public School Missing Textbooks
H.B. 2072
Until 1995, a teacher who could not account for a textbook, could be held financially liable for the textbook. While this provision was eliminated in 1995, some school districts continue to hold teachers financially accountable for textbooks lost or stolen by ...

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NMSigned into law 04/2003P-12Education
H.B. 724
Broadening the definition of instructional material; includes on-line resources and distance learning materials in this definition....

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KYSigned into law 03/2003Postsec.Postsecondary Education Materials for Disabled
S.B. 85
Requires publishers to provide printed and nonprinted postsecondary instructional materials in an electronic format at no cost to a postsecondary institution or the state repository for alternative format instructional materials for use by students with disabi...

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CAAdopted 01/2003P-12Instructional Materials Realignment Program
Title 5 CCR 9531, 9532
Requires the State Board to adopt instructional materials for grades K-8 that are consistent with the curriculum frameworks and establish rules and regulations for the use of state instructional materials funds. Establishes the expenditure percentages and prio...

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NJTo governor 10/2002P-12Statewide Textbook Bank
A.B. 2308
Requires department of education to coordinate sharing of textbooks between school districts by creating a statewide textbook bank on the department's website that will list all available textbooks; requires the department to forward such list to each school d...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12Weight standards for textbooks
A.B. 2532
Requires the State Board of Education, on or before 7/1/2004, to adopt maximum weight standards for elementary and secondary school textbooks....

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UTAdopted 09/2002P-12Instructional Materials, Commission Operating Procedure
R277-469
Removes 'pilot program' language, allows schools and districts to select their own materials with a local review committee. UTAH REG 25219 (SN)...

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GAAdopted 09/2002P-12Textbook/Instructional Materials
GAC 160-4-4-.10
Clarifies rules regarding textbook or instructional materials selection and recommendation....

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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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GASigned into law 05/2002P-12
Postsec.
Electronic Textbooks at Postsecondary Level
H.B. 1342
States that colleges and universities in this state have made diligent efforts to accommodate the needs of students with disabilities requiring alternative formats for textbooks and other printed instructional materials used in postsecondary courses of study, ...

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TNSigned into law 04/2002P-12Textbook Publisher Contracts
H.B. 2899
Extends length of initial contract textbook commission may make with textbook publishers from present three-year minimum and six-year maximum to at least 36 months but no more than 73 months. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6, Part 22....

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NESigned into law 04/2002P-12Electronic Versions of Textbooks
L.B. 647
The bill, as amended, includes the contents of LB 1250. LB 1250 requires a publisher or manufacturer to provide a computer file or
electronic versions of each textbook that is purchased from the vendor. The vendor must also allow the school or ESU the right to...

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KYSigned into law 04/2002P-12Textbooks for Visually Impaired Students
S.B. 243
States intent to ensure to the degree feasible that all students with reading accommodations have textbooks and instructional materials in accessible formats; requires the Department of Education to give preferential procurement status to textbook and instruct...

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MSSigned into law 04/2002P-12Textbooks for Visually- and Hearing Impaired Students
S.B. 2095
Authorizes the State Department of Education to place textbook procurement orders for visually impaired and hearing impaired students prior to the beginning of the fiscal year....

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IASigned into law 04/2002P-12Numerous Program Changes
H.B. 2515
Adds one nonvoting student member to state board, making total board membership 10, provides for application process and appointment of student member. Also requires school districts and nonpublic schools to report number of ninth graders who do not graduate f...

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NYSigned into law 10/2001P-12Alternative Formats for Instructional Materials
A.B. 7926
Requires every school district and board of cooperative educational services to develop a plan to ensure that all instructional materials to be used in the schools of the district are available in a usable alternative format for every disabled student; defines...

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CAChaptered by Secretary of State 10/2001P-12Purchasing Instructional Materials that are in line with standards.
S.B. 786
Chapter No.914, Requires each school district that receives resources under the Schiff-Bustamante Standards-Based Instructional Materials Program or any other resources for that purpose, purchase instructional materials for pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 ...

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CASigned into law 10/2001P-12Instructional Materials Program
A.B. 699
Reactivates the Instructional Materials Program until a certain date, contingent upon funding. Requires publishers to submit standards maps to local districts prior to purchase for the purpose of allowing districts to determine the extent to which instructiona...

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TXSigned into law 06/2001P-12Textbooks
H.B. 623
Relates to the selection, distribution, and use of public school textbooks; concerns a school receiving credit for textbooks purchased at a cost below the cost limit. The Texas Education Agency pays for and distributes most of the textbooks used in public sch...

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ORSigned into law 06/2001P-12Instructional Materials
S.B. 694
Requires State Board of Education to add other instructional materials, whenever possible, to list of textbooks adopted by board for use by school districts....

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COSigned into law 05/2001P-12School Funding and Textbook Issues
H.B. 1272
Increases state funding to schools for the 2001-02 school year; requires school districts to adopt a plan for use of such monies; specifies that when schools receive new textbooks, allocated funds should be used first for new textbooks in certain subjects; cha...

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TNSigned into law 05/2001P-12Electronic Textbooks
H.B. 604
Allows electronic textbooks to be recommended, adopted, and purchased in same manner as regular textbooks. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6, Part 22....

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TXSigned into law 05/2001P-12Book Depositories
H.B. 992
Relates to circumstances under which a publisher or manufacturer of textbooks must maintain or arrange for a textbook depository in this state; concerns on-line textbooks or on-line textbook components....

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HISigned into law 05/2001P-12Textbook Rules
S.B. 525
Provides a system for monitoring textbooks by individual schools for purposes of accountability; retains textbook replacement fees in school accounts....

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GASigned into law 04/2001P-12Requiring Books On an Electronic Format
H.B. 228
Act No. 321., Relates to textbooks; requires publishers of textbooks which are purchased by the State Board of Education to make such textbooks available in an electronic format for the use of students with visual disabilities....

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UTSigned into law 03/2001P-12Textbook Funding/Supply
H.B. 40
Requires the State Board of Education to design and implement a statewide plan to provide for an adequate supply of textbooks for students on an ongoing basis; replaces outdated textbooks or textbooks in poor condition....

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UTSigned into law 03/2001P-12State Instructional Materials Commission
S.B. 7
Modifies provisions related to the State Textbook Commission by changing its name to the State Instructional Materials Commission; Expands the scope of materials reviewed by the commission to include workbooks, computer software, laserdiscs or videodiscs and m...

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SDVeto overridden 02/2001P-12Funding for Textbooks
H.B. 1196
Authorizes the funding of textbooks through the school capital outlay fund....

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NYVetoed 12/2000P-12Instructional Materials in Alternative Formats
S.B. 7884
Develops a plan to ensure that every student in a school district with a disability who needs instructional materials in alternative formats receives such materials at the same time that the materials are available in regular format to non-disabled students....

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Review of Text Books
A.B. 2236
Permits a school district to review instructional materials to determine when those materials are obsolete pursuant to the rules, regulations, and procedures adopted by its governing board and report the results and staff recommendations at a public meeting of...

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RIBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2000P-12Annual List of Textbooks
H.B. 7220
Provides that the Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education shall publish annually a list of textbooks in use in the public schools in the State....

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RISigned into law 07/2000P-12Textbooks
S.B. 2726
Expands the list of textbooks to be loaned to students in grades K-8; creates a Textbook Reimbursement Fund; creates a Joint Commission to study the State Textbook Loan Program....

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FLSigned into law 06/2000P-12Boards to provide Instructional Materials
S.B. 850
Relates to instructional materials requirements and school boards; prescribes the duty of school boards to provide instructional materials; eliminates requirements for providing weighted and unweighted aggregations; changes reference to Education Commissioner...

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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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KYSigned into law 04/2000P-12Textbooks
S.B. 91
Requires the 6 groups for instructional textbooks and programs be arranged by content if possible for all K-12 subject areas; requires the State Textbook Commission to provide a recommended list of textbooks and materials with a consumer guide; provides for te...

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NJSigned into law 02/2000P-12Electronic Textbooks
A.B. 1762
Permits aid to nonpublic schools for electronic textbooks; defines electronic textbooks as including computer software, computer-assisted instruction, interactive videodisks, and other computer courseware and magnetic media....

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SCSigned into law 02/2000P-12Textbook Adoption
S.B. 862
(Joint Resolution) Approves regulations of the Board of Education; relates to textbook adoption regulation....

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UTSigned by governor 02/2000P-12Textbook Funding
S.B. 3
Bill provides one-time appropriation of $6 million to purchase textbooks....

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