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 Bill Status of HB4470  102nd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Katie Stuart, Dan Caulkins, Jonathan Carroll, Dagmara Avelar, Theresa Mah, Debbie Meyers-Martin, Rita Mayfield, Michelle Mussman and Natalie A. Manley

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2023HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Equitable Access to Electronic Literature Act. Provides that any publisher who offers a contract or license for electronic literary product acquisition to the public shall offer to license the electronic literary product to libraries, if purchased with public funds, on reasonable terms and under reasonable technological protection measures that will permit libraries to provide their patrons with access to the electronic literary products. Provides that a contract or license shall not restrict a library's right or ability to loan or circulate electronic books and digital audiobooks in specified ways. Provides that a person who violates the provisions of the Act commits an unlawful practice within the meaning of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Effective January 1, 2023.

DateChamber Action
  1/12/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Katie Stuart
  1/21/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/21/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/25/2022HouseAssigned to Consumer Protection Committee
  1/31/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Caulkins
  2/1/2022HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Consumer Protection Committee; 006-000-000
  2/2/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  2/9/2022HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/9/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
  2/10/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  2/15/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  2/23/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  2/23/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  3/2/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  3/2/2022HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/2/2022HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/4/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/10/2023HouseSession Sine Die

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