HB 137 Textbook purchases; permits local school boards to enter into contracts with publishers.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)
Textbook purchasing contracts. 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 and electronic media.  The bill reorganizes the textbook purchasing process and repeals several sections of outdated code. Also provides that if consumable materials are sold to students, the local school board must provide those materials at a reduced price, or free of charge, to students who are unable to afford them.  This bill is identical to SB 356 (Watkins).

Full text:
12/20/07  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087917676  pdf | impact statement
01/23/08  House: Committee substitute printed 083359676-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/29/08  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB137ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/14/08  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0430)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed

Status:
12/20/07  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087917676
12/20/07  House: Referred to Committee on Education
01/23/08  House: Reported from Education with substitute (20-Y 0-N)
01/23/08  House: Committee substitute printed 083359676-H1
01/24/08  House: Read first time
01/25/08  House: Read second time
01/25/08  House: Committee substitute agreed to 083359676-H1
01/25/08  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB137H1
01/28/08  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/28/08  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
01/28/08  House: Communicated to Senate
01/29/08  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/08  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/21/08  Senate: Reported from Education and Health with amendments (15-Y 0-N)
02/22/08  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/08  Senate: Read third time
02/25/08  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/25/08  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/25/08  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/25/08  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/08  Senate: Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/08  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/26/08  House: Placed on Calendar
02/27/08  House: Senate amendments agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/27/08  House: VOTE: --- ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
02/29/08  House: Enrolled
02/29/08  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB137ER)
02/29/08  House: Signed by Speaker
03/03/08  Senate: Signed by President
03/07/08  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 430 (effective 7/1/08)
03/14/08  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0430)