Bill Status of HB4470 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: ACCESS ELECTRONIC LITERATURE
Rep. Katie Stuart, Dan Caulkins, Jonathan Carroll, Dagmara Avelar, Theresa Mah, Debbie Meyers-Martin, Rita Mayfield, Michelle Mussman and Natalie A. Manley
| 1/10/2023||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
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.