senate Bill S950

2013-2014 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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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 29, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Jan 09, 2013 referred to education

S950 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §701, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1579A
2009-2010: S6776B

S950 - Summary

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

S950 - Sponsor Memo

S950 - Bill Text download pdf

                    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.  PARKER -- 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


  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
class or program in the school he or she legally attends.  For  expenses
incurred  on or after July first, two thousand eleven, a text-book shall

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


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