HB 226 (BR 981) - C. Rollins II, K. Flood, M. Henley, B. Montell, T. Moore, B. Yonts
AN ACT relating to college textbooks and declaring an emergency.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 164 to define terms relating to college textbooks; state the intent of the General Assembly to encourage cost containment efforts; require that no later than the 2009-2010 fall academic term that each public postsecondary education institution implement a policy establishing a deadline for faculty adoption and public posting of the International Standard Book Number and retail price for all courses within the undergraduate course schedule; require the Council on Postsecondary Education to review each institution's policy and the implementation of the policy; require each policy to have penalties for faculty who do not comply or financial relief for the students who are victims of late notifications; require that no later than the 2009-2010 fall academic term, a publisher that sells a college textbook and any supplemental material in a single bundle make available the college textbook and the supplemental materials as separate and unbundled items with each priced separately; prohibit a faculty member from adopting a single bundle college textbook package unless the materials can be unbundled; exempt integrated textbooks from the bundling provision; require no later than 2009-2010 that publishers publish substantial content revisions between editions of the same book; EMERGENCY.
HB 226 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Retain original provisions, except eliminate the requirement for a penalty provision for faculty who do not comply or financial relief in each institution's textbook adoption procedures; clarify publishers' responsibilities in disclosure of prices and substantial changes between editions.
Feb 3-introduced in House
Feb 4-to Education (H)
Feb 6-posted in committee
Feb 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 25-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 26-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 27, 2009
Feb 27-3rd reading, passed 83-9 with Committee Substitute
Mar 2-received in Senate
Mar 4-to State & Local Government (S)