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Public Act 094-0927




Public Act 094-0927
HB5550 Enrolled LRB094 16299 NHT 51547 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
18-17 as follows:
    (105 ILCS 5/18-17)  (from Ch. 122, par. 18-17)
    Sec. 18-17. The State Board of Education shall provide the
loan of secular textbooks listed for use by the State Board of
Education free of charge to any student in this State who is
enrolled in grades kindergarten through 12 at a public school
or at a school other than a public school which is in
compliance with the compulsory attendance laws of this State
and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The foregoing
service shall be provided directly to the students at their
request or at the request of their parents or guardians. The
State Board of Education shall adopt appropriate regulations to
administer this Section and to facilitate the equitable
participation of all students eligible for benefits hereunder,
including provisions authorizing the exchange, trade or
transfer of loaned secular textbooks between schools or school
districts for students enrolled in such schools or districts.
The bonding requirements of Sections 28-1 and 28-2 of this Code
do not apply to the loan of secular textbooks under this
Section. After secular textbooks have been on loan under this
Section for a period of 5 years or more, such textbooks may be
disposed of by school districts in such manner as their
respective school boards shall determine following written
notification to the State Board of Education and expiration of
a reasonable waiting period not to exceed 30 days. Loaned
textbooks may not be disposed of out-of-State or sold without
the prior approval of the State Board of Education.
    As used in this Section, "textbook" means any book or book
substitute which a pupil uses as a text or text substitute in a
particular class or program. It shall include books, reusable
workbooks, manuals, whether bound or in loose leaf form, and
instructional computer software, intended as a principal
source of study material for a given class or group of
students. "Textbook" also includes science curriculum
materials in a kit format that includes pre-packaged consumable
materials if (i) it is shown that the materials serve as a
textbook substitute, (ii) the materials are for use by pupils
as a principal learning resource, (iii) each component of the
materials is integrally necessary to teach the requirements of
the intended course, (iv) the kit includes teacher guidance
materials, and (v) the purchase of individual consumable
materials is not allowed.
(Source: P.A. 93-212, eff. 7-18-03.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2007