S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 9, 2013
Introduced by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education
AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to creating a pilot
program for bulk purchase electronic textbook delivery in the state
and city university library systems
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 706 to
read as follows:
S 706. BULK PURCHASE ELECTRONIC TEXTBOOK DELIVERY PROGRAM. 1. THERE
IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED IN THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AND THE CITY
UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK A PILOT PROGRAM FOR BULK PURCHASE ELECTRONIC
TEXTBOOK DELIVERY THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY SYSTEMS.
2. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO ENABLE STUDENTS TO ACCESS COURSE
MATERIALS ELECTRONICALLY THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY SYSTEMS.
3. FOUR YEAR COLLEGES OR UNIVERSITIES WITH A MINIMUM UNDERGRADUATE
ENROLLMENT OF SIX THOUSAND FULL TIME STUDENTS MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS
PROGRAM. THE COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY MUST PROVIDE STUDENTS ACCESS TO
NECESSARY TECHNOLOGY FOR THE PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM, INCLUDING BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, THE DISTRIBUTION OF NETBOOKS OR BY INITIATING LEASE-TO-
OWN PROGRAMS FOR COMPUTERS AND LAPTOPS.
4. UPON THE COMPLETION OF TWO YEARS OF OPERATION, THE CHANCELLORS OF
THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AND THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
SHALL EVALUATE THE RESULTS OF THE PILOT PROGRAM AND REPORT TO THE GOVER-
NOR AND THE LEGISLATURE ITS IMPACT ON:
A. STUDENT TEXTBOOK SPENDING;
B. STUDENTS' EXPERIENCE WITH ELECTRONIC TEXTBOOK TECHNOLOGIES AS THEY
RELATE TO ACQUIRING THE COURSE MATERIALS, ENGAGING WITH COURSE CONTENT,
AND MEETING LEARNING OBJECTIVES;
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
S. 1313 2
C. FACULTY EXPERIENCES WITH IDENTIFYING AND USING ELECTRONIC TEXT-
D. LIBRARY STAFF TIME AND DEMANDS TO INFRASTRUCTURE.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day
after it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective
immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regu-
lation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective
date is authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before
such effective date.