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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill places restrictions on the purchasing of textbooks.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . beginning July 1, 2013, prohibits a school, school district, or charter school from
13 purchasing a paper textbook unless approved by the State Board of Education.
14 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
16 Other Special Clauses:
18 Utah Code Sections Affected:
20 53A-12-204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 299
22 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
23 Section 1. Section 53A-12-204 is amended to read:
24 53A-12-204. Paper textbooks prohibited -- Purchase of textbooks by school
25 districts or charter schools -- Sales to pupils -- Free textbooks -- Textbooks provided to
26 teachers -- Payment of costs -- Rental of textbooks.
27 (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), beginning July 1, 2013, a school, school
28 district, or charter school may not purchase a paper textbook, unless approved by the State
29 Board of Education.
30 (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to an existing contract to purchase textbooks in place
31 on July 1, 2013.
33 the State Board of Education, may purchase textbooks for use in the public schools directly
34 from the publisher at prices and terms approved by the state board and may sell those [
35 textbooks to pupils in grades [
38 provide, free of charge, textbooks and workbooks required for courses of instruction for each
39 child attending public schools whose parent or guardian is financially unable to purchase them.
41 Family Employment Program, supplemental security income, or who are in the custody of the
42 Division of Child and Family Services within the Department of Human Services are eligible
43 for free textbooks and workbooks under this section.
45 purchase all books necessary for teachers to conduct their classes.
47 operating funds, the textbook fund, or from other available funds.
49 than full cost [
50 remain the property of the school district or charter school.
52 textbooks instead of purchasing them or providing them free of charge, the [
53 school district or charter school shall waive rental fees for a child whose parent or guardian is
54 financially unable to pay the rental fee. The children considered eligible under Subsection [
55 (5) are also eligible for the purposes of this Subsection [
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-19-13 11:41 AM