assembly Bill A10014

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to reducing the cost of textbooks for students of institutions of higher education

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Mar 07, 2018 referred to higher education

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A10014 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6608
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §725, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A5914, S3661
2021-2022: A2663

A10014 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Reduces the cost of textbooks and course materials for students of institutions of higher education by requiring every institution of higher education to adopt policies that allow the use of innovative pricing techniques and payment options for textbooks, supplemental materials, and other course materials or textbooks.

A10014 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  10014

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 7, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. HYNDMAN -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to reducing the  cost  of
  textbooks for students of institutions of higher education

  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 725 to
read as follows:
  § 725. REDUCTION OF COST OF TEXTBOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS.  1.  EVERY
INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION AS DEFINED IN THIS ARTICLE IS AUTHORIZED
TO  ADOPT  POLICIES  THAT ALLOW THE USE OF INNOVATIVE PRICING TECHNIQUES
AND PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR TEXTBOOKS,  SUPPLEMENTAL  MATERIALS,  AND  OTHER
COURSE MATERIALS OR TEXTBOOKS IN ACCORDANCE WITH 34 CFR 668.164(C)(2).
  2.POLICIES  ADOPTED  PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION MAY
INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, BULK PRICING ARRANGEMENTS  THAT  ENABLE
STUDENTS TO PURCHASE TEXTBOOKS OR OTHER INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS THAT ARE
DELIVERED:  (A) DIGITALLY; (B) THROUGH TECHNOLOGY THAT IS REQUIRED TO BE
USED WITHIN A COURSE; OR (C) IN PRINT FORMAT.
  3. INNOVATIVE PRICING TECHNIQUES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS ADOPTED  PURSUANT
TO THIS SECTION SHALL INCLUDE AN OPT-OUT PROVISION FOR STUDENTS.
  4.  INNOVATIVE PRICING TECHNIQUES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS ADOPTED PURSUANT
TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE ADOPTED ONLY IF THERE  IS  DOCUMENTED  EVIDENCE
THAT  THE  PROPOSED  OPTIONS  WOULD  RESULT  IN  THE  TEXTBOOKS OR OTHER
INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS  BEING  MADE  AVAILABLE  TO  STUDENTS  AT  BELOW
COMPETITIVE MARKET RATES.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13078-01-7