Bill Status of HB4867 94th General Assembly
Short Description: TEXTBOOK PRICING & ACCESS ACT
Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
| 1/9/2007||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Textbook Pricing and Access Act. Requires publishers of textbooks to make certain price disclosures to faculty members at institutions of higher learning with whom the publisher is in discussion. Requires faculty members to provide a written statement to each publisher or college bookstore placing an order for textbooks that details (i) the textbook required for the faculty member's course and (ii) the earliest edition of the textbook that may be purchased for a particular course. Restricts the manner in which textbooks and supplemental learning materials may be bundled by the publisher or college bookstore. Requires a college bookstore to make available a listing of all textbooks and supplemental learning materials required for courses taught during each term and to post that listing on its web site or in a non-restricted area at the college bookstore. Effective immediately.