senate Bill S1579A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes school districts to purchase curriculum and instructional resources with money that has otherwise been set aside for the purchase of textbooks

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Jan 17, 2012 print number 1579a
amend and recommit to education
Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Jan 10, 2011 referred to education

S1579 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §701, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6776B

S1579 - Summary

Authorizes school districts to purchase curriculum and instructional resources with money that has otherwise been set aside for the purchase of textbooks.

S1579 - Sponsor Memo

S1579 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1579

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  OPPENHEIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to allowing the  purchase
  of  curriculum  and  instructional  resources with money set aside for
  textbooks

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 701 of the education law, as amended by chapter 587
of  the laws of 1973, subdivision 2 as amended by section 8 of part L of
chapter 405 of the laws of 1999, subdivision 3 as amended by chapter 391
of the laws of 1989, subdivision 4 as amended by chapter 82 of the  laws
of  1995,  subdivision 6 as amended by section 6 of part B of chapter 57
of the laws of 2007, subdivision 7 as amended by section 2 of part A  of
chapter  436  of  the laws of 1997 and subdivision 8 as added by chapter
635 of the laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows:
  S 701. Power to designate text-books; purchase and loan of text-books;
purchase of supplies. 1. In the several cities and school  districts  of
the  state,  boards  of  education,  trustees or such body or officer as
perform the functions of such boards,  shall  designate  text-books  AND
CURRICULUM  AND  INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES to be used in the schools under
their charge.
  2. (A) A text-book, for the purposes of this section shall  mean:  (i)
any  book,  or  a  book  substitute, which shall include hard covered or
paperback books, work books, or manuals and (ii) for  expenses  incurred
after  July first, nineteen hundred ninety-nine, any courseware or other
content-based instructional materials in an electronic format,  as  such
terms  are defined in the regulations of the commissioner, which a pupil
is required to use as a text, or  a  text-substitute,  in  a  particular
class or program in the school he or she legally attends.
  (B)  CURRICULUM  AND  INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION, SHALL MEAN INQUIRY-CENTERED CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTIONAL  MATE-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05311-01-1

S1579A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §701, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6776B

S1579A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes school districts to purchase curriculum and instructional resources with money that has otherwise been set aside for the purchase of textbooks.

S1579A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1579A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 1579--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  OPPENHEIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education  --  recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6,
  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to allowing the  purchase
  of  curriculum  and  instructional  resources with money set aside for
  textbooks

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 701 of the education law, as amended by chapter 587
of  the  laws of 1973, subdivision 2 as amended by section 1 of part A-1
of chapter 58 of the laws of 2011, subdivision 3 as amended  by  chapter
391  of  the laws of 1989, subdivision 4 as amended by chapter 82 of the
laws of 1995, subdivision 6 as amended by section 6 of part B of chapter
57 of the laws of 2007, subdivision 7 as amended by section 2 of part  A
of chapter 436 of the laws of 1997 and subdivision 8 as added by chapter
635 of the laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows:
  S 701. Power to designate text-books; purchase and loan of text-books;
purchase  of  supplies. 1. In the several cities and school districts of
the state, boards of education, trustees or  such  body  or  officer  as
perform  the  functions  of  such boards, shall designate text-books AND
CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES to be used in the  schools  under
their charge.
  2.  (A)  A text-book, for the purposes of this section shall mean: (i)
any book, or a book substitute, which  shall  include  hard  covered  or
paperback  books,  work books, or manuals and (ii) for expenses incurred
after July first, nineteen hundred ninety-nine, any courseware or  other
content-based  instructional  materials in an electronic format, as such
terms are defined in the regulations of the commissioner, which a  pupil
is  required  to  use  as  a text, or a text-substitute, in a particular

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05311-02-2

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