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S06608 Summary:

BILL NOS06608
 
SAME ASSAME AS A10014
 
SPONSORHELMING
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 725, Ed L
 
Reduces the cost of textbooks and course materials for students of institutions of higher education by requiring every institution of higher education to adopt policies that allow the use of innovative pricing techniques and payment options for textbooks, supplemental materials, and other course materials or textbooks.
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S06608 Actions:

BILL NOS06608
 
06/07/2017REFERRED TO RULES
06/15/2017ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1827
06/15/2017PASSED SENATE
06/15/2017DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
06/15/2017referred to higher education
01/03/2018died in assembly
01/03/2018returned to senate
01/03/2018REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
05/08/20181ST REPORT CAL.1115
05/09/20182ND REPORT CAL.
05/14/2018ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
06/07/2018PASSED SENATE
06/07/2018DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
06/07/2018referred to higher education
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S06608 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          6608
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                      June 7, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen. HELMING -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to reducing the  cost  of
          textbooks for students of institutions of higher education
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 725 to
     2  read as follows:
     3    § 725. Reduction of cost of textbooks and course materials.  1.  Every
     4  institution of higher education as defined in this article is authorized
     5  to  adopt  policies  that allow the use of innovative pricing techniques
     6  and payment options for textbooks,  supplemental  materials,  and  other
     7  course materials or textbooks in accordance with 34 CFR 668.164(c)(2).
     8    2.Policies  adopted  pursuant  to  subdivision one of this section may
     9  include, but are not limited to, bulk pricing arrangements  that  enable
    10  students to purchase textbooks or other instructional materials that are
    11  delivered:  (a) digitally; (b) through technology that is required to be
    12  used within a course; or (c) in print format.
    13    3. Innovative pricing techniques and payment options adopted  pursuant
    14  to this section shall include an opt-out provision for students.
    15    4.  Innovative pricing techniques and payment options adopted pursuant
    16  to this section shall be adopted only if there  is  documented  evidence
    17  that  the  proposed  options  would  result  in  the  textbooks or other
    18  instructional materials  being  made  available  to  students  at  below
    19  competitive market rates.
    20    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13078-01-7
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