assembly Bill A2893

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires the boards of trustees of SUNY and CUNY each to conduct a study and report on the availability and accessibility of alternatives to traditional textbooks

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Jan 28, 2019 referred to higher education

A2893 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A7221

A2893 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the boards of trustees of the state university of New York and the city university of New York each to conduct and report on the availability and accessibility of alternative high-quality, lower cost course resources in lieu of traditional textbooks.

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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