senate Bill S3661

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 28, 2020 committed to rules
Jan 21, 2020 advanced to third reading
Jan 15, 2020 2nd report cal.
Jan 14, 2020 1st report cal.129
Jan 08, 2020 referred to higher education
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 30, 2019 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 20, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 15, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 14, 2019 1st report cal.694
Feb 11, 2019 referred to higher education

Votes

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Jan 14, 2020 - Higher Education committee Vote

S3661
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: Jan 14, 2020

excused (1)

May 14, 2019 - Higher Education committee Vote

S3661
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: May 14, 2019

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S3661 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5914
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §725, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S6608, A10014
2021-2022: A2663

S3661 (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.

S3661 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3661 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3661
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 11, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- 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 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.
                                                            LBD04944-01-9


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