|Recycled Paper in School and Postsecondary Textbooks|
Urges the superintendent of public instruction, the president of the University of California, the chancellor of the California State University, and the chancellor of the California Community Colleges to ensure that all persons in their respective jurisdictio...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2014||P-12||Textbooks|
States that the state board and the department of elementary and secondary education are not authorized to mandate and are expressly prohibited from mandating the curriculum, textbooks, or other instructional materials to be used in public schools. Each local ...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Textbook Commission|
Restructures the textbook commission and the textbook selection process. Requires the department to develop a procedure by which members of the public may comment on the books proposed for adoption.
|FL||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||K-12 Instructional Materials|
Provides that the district school board has the constitutional duty and responsibility to select and provide adequate instructional materials for all students. Provides that the district board is responsible for the content of all instructional materials, whet...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Criteria for Selection of Instructional Materials|
H.B. 7031 - Criteria for Selection of Instructional Materials
Section 62: Revises provisions related to standards used in the selection of instructional materials. Requires that priority be given to materials aligned with the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (previously: materials encompassing the state and distr...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Civics Curriculum|
Requires that each student be taught the foundational instruments, mechanisms and values of American government.Requires that the goal of the curriculum include the three (3) branches of government, the fundamental documents that underpin our form of governmen...
|UT||Vetoed 04/2014||P-12||Parental Complaints re: Curriculum or Instructional Materials|
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.
Directs the state board to prepare and publish on th...
|UT||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Repealing 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...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Curricular Materials|
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.
|CA||Signed into law 10/2013||P-12||Science and English Language Arts Instructional Materials and Curriculum Frameworks|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Digital Format of Printed Instructional Material|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Instructional Materials|
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...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Use of Books of a Religious Nature in Schools|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Instructional Materials for K-12 Public Education|
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 ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Task Force on Textbooks and Instructional Materials|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Instructional Materials Developed by Regional Education Service Centers|
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...
|LA||Passed 06/2013||P-12||Study on Replacing Textbooks with E-Textbooks|
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...
|NC||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Transition to Digital Learning Instructional Resources|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Textbooks, Instructional Materials, and Supplemental Instructional Materials|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2012||P-12||Digital Textbooks in Textbook Adoption Considerations|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2012||P-12||Instructional Materials in Digital Format|
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...
|LA||Adopted 09/2012||P-12||Greater Local Flexibility on Textbook Purchases|
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...
|TX||Adopted 06/2012||P-12||State 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...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Study 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...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Electronic Textbooks, Wireless Electronic Devices, and Bonds|
Establishes the Alabama Ahead Act. Beginning with the 2012-13 school year, requires provision of electronic textbooks and other instructional materials to all grade 9-12 students and teachers in districts that choose to participate, to the extent approved elec...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Textbooks 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...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Math 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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Statewide 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...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||State Review of Instructional Materials and Online Courses|
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...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Regarding Open Educational Resources for Common Core Standards in K-12 Education.|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Curriculum - Textbooks|
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 ...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Nonsectarian Textbooks|
Updates the definition of the nonsectarian textbooks that are loaned to certain students to include digital materials.
|AR||Adopted 02/2012||P-12||Instructional 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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Social Content Reviews of Instructional Materials|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Supplemental Instructional Materials|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Curriculum 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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Purchasing of Instructional Materials in the Neediest Schools|
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 ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Textbook Block Grant Program|
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...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Definitions 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, ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2011||Community College||Digital Textbooks and Materials|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Electronic Samples of Textbooks|
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 ...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Textbooks and Instructional Materials|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||State Board Sponsorship of Certain Charter Schools, Supplemental Textbooks|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Eliminates Reporting on Weight of Textbooks|
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.
|WA||Partially Vetoed 05/2011||Postsec.||Instructional Materials|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Transition 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...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Curricular Materials|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Allows for Delay in Textbook Adoptions|
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.
|NY||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Definition of Textbook|
S.B. 2808 - Part A-I, Sec. 1, 3,
Provides that for expenses incurred after July 1, 2011, a textbook may mean school library materials, computer software, and instructional computer hardware and technology equipment. Provides that these items may be eligible for state aid. Chapter 58 http://as...
|CA||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Textbook 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/...
|CA||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Prohibition 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...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Resolving Claims of Errors in State-Adopted Textbooks|
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 ...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Digital Textbook Resources|
Amends school district textbook requirements. Requires that digital resources be provided to students at no cost along with equipment required to access them.
|MS||Vetoed 03/2011||P-12||Parental Choice for Twin Placement/Loaning of Extra Textbooks|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Loaning of Surplus Textbooks|
Authorizes local boards to offer surplus inventory textbooks to parents or guardians of students residing in the district.
|NM||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Instructional Materials for Visually Impaired Students|
Requires publishers to provided instructional materials in formats appropriate for students with visual impairments.
|CA||Vetoed 09/2010||P-12||History-Social Science Framework and Textbooks|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2010||P-12||Technology and Supplementary Instructional Materials|
From bill analysis: Includes in the definition of "supplementary instructional materials" instructional materials that use current relevant technology that further engages interactive learning in the classroom and beyond. Requires a local board, when adopting ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2010||P-12||Work-Based Learning Programs (and Textbooks)|
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...
|NY||Vetoed 08/2010||P-12||Curriculum and Instructional Resources|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2010||P-12||Technology-Based Materials as Part of Instructional Materials|
Adds that a nonpublic, nonsectarian school that provides K-12 special education services must, in providing state-adopted, standards-based, core curriculum and instructional materials, also provide technology-based materials as defined in statute. http://www.l...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Electronic Textbooks|
Provides that among other purposes (i.e., purchasing textbooks and software), the School Safety and Educational Improvement Block Grant Program must provide funding for electronic textbooks and the technological equipment necessary to gain access to and use el...
|MI||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Model 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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Electronic Textbooks|
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.
|RI||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Special 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 ...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Inclusion of Digital Content in Definition of "Textbook"|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Textbooks May Be Taken Home|
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.
|VA||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Purchase of Electronic Textbooks|
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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12|
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...
|IA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Textbooks Include Electronic Materials and Computing Devices|
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.
|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...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Option of Electronic Textbooks|
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...
|TX||Adopted 02/2010||P-12||Adoption 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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Electronic Textbooks|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||Delays in Textbook Deliveries|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Textbook Digital Technology|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12|
|Textbooks and Fees|
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 ...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Definition 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...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Damaged Textbook Fees/Service-Learning Programs/Charter School Grades/Regional Professional Development Academies|
- 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.
- Encourages school districts to ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Textbooks|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12|
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 ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Electronic Textbooks and Instructional Materials|
Relates to instructional materials and technological equipment in public schools. Adds Section 31.0231, "Electronic Textbook and Instructional Material List." Directs the commissioner to adopt a list of electronic textbooks and instructional material including...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12|
|Alabama Virtual Library|
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...
|UT||Adopted 05/2009||P-12||Disposal of Textbooks|
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...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Textbooks, Gifted|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2009||Postsec.||Requires Statement of "Substantial" Revisions and Defines "Integrated"|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Internet-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, ...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Textbook 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...
|UT||Adopted 03/2009||P-12||Instructional 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...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||Fees for Damaged or Lost Textbooks|
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.
|CA||Adopted 02/2009||P-12||Social 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...
|CA||Adopted 02/2009||P-12||Adoption 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. ...
|Finance and Facilities|
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...
|WA||Adopted 11/2008||Postsec.||COST SAVINGS FOR COURSE MATERIALS|
WAC 504-43-010, -020, -030
Adopts rules that encourage cost savings for student course materials.
|unbundled instructional materials|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2008||P-12||instructional materials|
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...
|UT||Adopted 09/2008||P-12||Instructional Materials Commission|
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...
|SC||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12||Textbooks|
(Joint Resolution) Approves regulations of the Board of Education relating to free textbooks.
|NY||Signed into law 08/2008||Postsec.|
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;...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Textbooks at Non-Public Schools|
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 ...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Texbook Expenditures|
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...
|MO||Signed into law 05/2008||Postsec.||Textbooks|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2008||Postsec.|
|College Textbook Policies|
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...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Required Textbooks (Higher Education)|
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...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Core 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...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2008||Postsec.||Textbook costs|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Textbooks|
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 ...
|MD||Adopted 04/2008||P-12||Textbooks in Alternative Formats|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Availability of Surplus Textbooks|
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.
|CO||Signed into law 03/2008||Postsec.|
|College Textbook Affordability Act|
Concerns requirements for publishers of college educational products doing business with State institutions of higher education, requires enacting the College Textbook Affordability Act.
|ID||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||textbooks|
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
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Textbook Purchasing|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Textbook 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...
|OR||Adopted 01/2008||P-12||Instructional Materials Selection Criteria|
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...
|UT||Adopted 11/2007||P-12||Instructional Materials Commission Operating Procedures|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2007||Postsec.||Textbooks|
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 ...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2007||P-12||Textbook cost|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2007||Postsec.||Textbook cost|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2007||P-12||textbooks|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2007||P-12||textbooks|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Textbooks for Print-Disabled Children|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2007||Postsec.||Instructional Materials for College Students with Disabilities|
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....
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Costs Due to Damaged and Lost Textbooks|
Directs the joint legislative education oversight committee to study strategies for recovering costs due to damaged and lost textbooks.
|OR||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||College Textbooks|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2007||Postsec.||Textbooks in Alternate Formats|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2007||Postsec.||Minimizing the Cost of Textbooks|
Requires University of Tennessee and the Board of Regents to develop policies to minimize the cost of textbooks.
|OK||Signed into law 06/2007||Postsec.||Tuition Limits, Instructional Materials|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||Postsec.||Electronic Textbooks for Students with Disabilities|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2007||Postsec.|
|Textbook Tax Credit|
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...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||Postsec.|
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...
|LA||Adopted 04/2007||P-12||State 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 ...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||Community College||Cost of Course Materials|
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,...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||State 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 ...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Textbooks for Each Student|
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.
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Funds for Materials Other Than textbooks|
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.
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12|
|Textbooks & Educational Materials Sales Tax Exemption|
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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Independent Evaluation of Textbook Alignment with Core Curriculum|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12||Language Arts and Math Instruction Requirements|
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...
|WV||Adopted 09/2006||P-12||Textbook 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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12||Electronic Instructional Materials|
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...
|CA||To governor 09/2006||P-12||Instructional Material Purchases|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2006||P-12||Content of Textbooks and Student Characteristics|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Textbook Adoption|
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. ...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Textbook Loans|
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...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2006||Postsec.|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Textbook 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
|CO||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Educational Materials for Visually Impaired Students|
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...
|ID||Adopted 05/2006||P-12||Curricular Materials|
Extends the curricular materials selection adoption cycle from 5 to 6 years. Adds limited English proficiency as a subject area for curricular materials selection....
|MD||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Resources 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...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Surplus Textbooks|
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...
|AZ||Active 03/2006||P-12||Textbooks and Electronic Resources|
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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2006||Postsec.||Electronic Instructional Materials|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2006||Postsec.||Policies for MInimizing Cost of Textbooks|
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...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2006||Postsec.||Least Costly Options in Educational Materials|
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 ...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Reading Materials Fund|
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 ...
|NM||Adopted 01/2006||P-12||INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2005||P-12||Instructional Materials Fund|
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...
|NM||Rule Adoption 06/2005||P-12||Instructional Material Bureau Textbook Adoptions|
Relates to the Public Education Department instructional material bureau textbook adoptions. NEW MEXICO REG 4320 (SN)...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Unreimbursed 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...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Instructional Material|
Relates to Instructional material allocation calculation, distributed and expenditure; provides for fees; creates a fund.
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Define Instructional Materials|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||Postsec.||Higher Education Textbook Sales and Bookstores|
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 ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Special Education: Visually Impaired Pupils|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Insufficient 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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Instructional Materials:Publishers Requirements:Price|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||School Accountability Report Card: Requirements|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Instructional Materials: Electronic Format|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Review 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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Annual 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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Applicants 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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||District 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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||District 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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Public 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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||School 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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Instructional 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 $...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Instructional Materials|
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...
|College Textbook Rental Services|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||Postsec.|
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...
|AR||Rule Adoption 09/2004||P-12||Textbooks/Instructional Materials Exempt from Tax|
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. ...
|MS||Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||Filing a Complaint|
Amends the Textbook Handbook, Part B. Relates to the complaint process. MISSISSIPPI REG 9243 (SN)...
|HI||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Textbooks|
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...
|HI||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Education Reform|
The education reform in this Act shall be known as the "Reinventing Education Act of 2004." The provisions include (1) establishing a weighted student formula; (2) providing additional information technology; (3) empowering principals through a Hawaii principa...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Education Instructional Materials|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Accessible Textbooks and Instructional Material|
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...
|HI||Veto override 05/2004||P-12||Reinventing Education Act of 2004|
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...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2004||Postsec.|
|Student Textbook Purchasing Policies|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Electronic Editions of Textbooks|
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 ...
|LA||Adopted 04/2004||P-12||Textbook Adoption Policy for Home Study Program|
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)...
|DE||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Public Education Classroom Instruction Fund|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Sales Tax on Textbooks|
Relates to sales tax; provides exemption for textbooks and other educational materials for free distribution....
|MI||Vetoed 04/2004||P-12||School District Purchasing|
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.
|NY||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Electronic Copies of Instructional Materials|
Requires publishers and manufacturers of instructional materials for students to provide electronic copies of such material for use by disabled persons....
|WA||Signed into law 03/2004||Postsec.||Instructional Materials|
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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Education Mandates|
Repeals the State Board of Education's responsibility to design and implement a state textbook plan; repeals certain school building utilization requirements....
|VA||Signed into law 03/2004||Postsec.|
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...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2004||P-12||Electronic Textbook Versions|
Requires certain school book publishers to provide electronic versions of textbooks suitable for conversion into Braille....
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Sales Tax and Instructional Materials|
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...
|MI||Signed into law 11/2003||Postsec.||Electronic Higher Education Materials|
Requires textbook publishers to provide electronic versions of certain instructional materials used in colleges and universities....
|IL||Total veto stands 11/2003||P-12||Textbooks|
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....
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Instructional Materials|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Special Education Instructional Materials|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Fee Assessment on Instructional Materials|
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...
|NV||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||State 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...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Science Curriculum Materials|
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....
|HI||Vetoed 07/2003||P-12||Textbooks and Fees|
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...
|FL||Vetoed 06/2003||P-12||K-12 Public Education Instructional Materials|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||State Textbook Commission|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Maximum Weight Standards For School Textbooks|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Public School Missing Textbooks|
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 ...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Education|
Broadening the definition of instructional material; includes on-line resources and distance learning materials in this definition....
|KY||Signed into law 03/2003||Postsec.||Postsecondary Education Materials for Disabled|
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...
|CA||Adopted 01/2003||P-12||Instructional 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...
|NJ||To governor 10/2002||P-12||Statewide Textbook Bank|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Weight standards for textbooks|
Requires the State Board of Education, on or before 7/1/2004, to adopt maximum weight standards for elementary and secondary school textbooks....
|UT||Adopted 09/2002||P-12||Instructional Materials, Commission Operating Procedure|
Removes 'pilot program' language, allows schools and districts to select their own materials with a local review committee. UTAH REG 25219 (SN)...
|GA||Adopted 09/2002||P-12||Textbook/Instructional Materials|
Clarifies rules regarding textbook or instructional materials selection and recommendation....
|GA||Signed into law 07/2002||Postsec.||Postsecondary and adult education - textbooks in electronic format|
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...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12|
|Electronic Textbooks at Postsecondary Level|
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, ...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Textbook Publisher Contracts|
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....
|NE||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Electronic Versions of Textbooks|
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...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Textbooks for Visually Impaired Students|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Textbooks for Visually- and Hearing Impaired Students|
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....
|IA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Numerous Program Changes|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 10/2001||P-12||Alternative Formats for Instructional Materials|
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...
|CA||Chaptered by Secretary of State 10/2001||P-12||Purchasing Instructional Materials that are in line with standards.|
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 ...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2001||P-12||Instructional Materials Program|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Textbooks|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Instructional Materials|
Requires State Board of Education to add other instructional materials, whenever possible, to list of textbooks adopted by board for use by school districts....
|CO||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||School Funding and Textbook Issues|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Electronic Textbooks|
Allows electronic textbooks to be recommended, adopted, and purchased in same manner as regular textbooks. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6, Part 22....
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Book Depositories|
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....
|HI||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Textbook Rules|
Provides a system for monitoring textbooks by individual schools for purposes of accountability; retains textbook replacement fees in school accounts....
|GA||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Requiring Books On an Electronic Format|
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....
|UT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Textbook Funding/Supply|
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....
|UT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||State Instructional Materials Commission|
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...
|SD||Veto overridden 02/2001||P-12||Funding for Textbooks|
Authorizes the funding of textbooks through the school capital outlay fund....
|NY||Vetoed 12/2000||P-12||Instructional Materials in Alternative Formats|
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....
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Review of Text Books|
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...
|RI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2000||P-12||Annual List of Textbooks|
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....
|RI||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||Textbooks|
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....
|FL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Boards to provide Instructional Materials|
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...
|OH||Signed by governor 06/2000||P-12||Electronic textbooks|
1999 H.B. 32
Schools may furnish computer software, CD-ROMs, computer courseware, and online services to students in lieu of textbooks, though these must be free of charge to students. Such "electronic textbooks" offered to students must likewise be made available to teac...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Textbooks|
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...
|NJ||Signed into law 02/2000||P-12||Electronic Textbooks|
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....
|SC||Signed into law 02/2000||P-12||Textbook Adoption|
(Joint Resolution) Approves regulations of the Board of Education; relates to textbook adoption regulation....
|UT||Signed by governor 02/2000||P-12||Textbook Funding|
Bill provides one-time appropriation of $6 million to purchase textbooks....