Public Act 096-0647
SB2277 Enrolled LRB096 11337 NHT 21785 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 adding Section
2-3.148 as follows:
    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.148 new)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 16, 2013)
    Sec. 2-3.148. Textbook digital technology; pilot program.
    (a) The General Assembly makes the following findings:
        (1) The use of digital technologies in the kindergarten
    through grade 12 school environment is rapidly increasing
    in this State.
        (2) There is a need for the State Board of Education to
    explore the expanded use of digital technologies in
    classrooms and the impact of technological innovation on
    both educational achievement and textbook weight.
    (b) The State Board of Education shall implement a pilot
program, subject to appropriation, to test digital
technologies in 3 geographically diverse school districts on or
before July 1, 2011. The pilot program shall examine the
following issues:
        (1) the development of alternative textbook formats,
    including various digital formats; and
        (2) any possible adaptation of existing standard print
    textbooks that would be beneficial to the health and
    educational achievement of pupils in this State.
    (c) The State Board of Education shall report the results
of its findings on the pilot program and make recommendations
to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before January
15, 2013 with regard to the success of digital technologies
used in the pilot program. The State Board of Education may
submit other reports as it deems appropriate.
    (d) The pilot program is abolished on January 16, 2013.
This Section is repealed on January 16, 2013.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/24/2009