|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 28, 2019||referred to higher education|
assembly Bill A2893
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A2893 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Assembly Higher Education
- Law Section:
- Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A2893 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2893 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y January 28, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. KIM -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT requiring the boards of trustees of the state university of New York and the city university of New York to conduct a joint study and report on the availability and accessibility of alternative high-qual- ity, lower cost course resources in lieu of traditional textbooks THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The board of trustees of the state university of New York shall conduct a study and prepare a report on the availability and accessibility of alternative high-quality, lower-cost course resources in lieu of traditional textbooks, which may include open education resources, online textbooks and other related educational materials, to students enrolled in the state university or a community college. The report shall include, but not be limited to: (a) an overview of current initiatives undertaken by the board of trustees of the state university of New York to facilitate access to high-quality, lower-cost alternatives to traditional textbooks; (b) information related to average traditional textbook costs, the number of students who have used alternative high-quality, lower-cost course resources, and cost savings of students who have purchased such high-quality, lower-cost alternatives in lieu of traditional textbooks; (c) any challenges associated with making more alternative high-quali- ty, lower-cost course resources widely available; (d) information regarding other states' best practices, models and initiatives to reduce overall textbook costs at institutions of higher education; and (e) recommendations on how to expand the use, accessibility, and distribution of alternative high-quality, lower-cost course resources. § 2. The board of trustees of the city university of New York shall conduct a study and prepare a report on the availability and accessibil- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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