IN SB0395 | 2023 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Introduced on January 19 2023 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2023-01-19 - Senator Qaddoura added as coauthor
Pending: Senate Education and Career Development Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Elimination of school textbook fees. Requires each public school to provide curricular materials at no cost to each student enrolled in the public school. Establishes the curricular materials fund (fund) to provide state advancements for costs incurred by public schools in providing curricular materials to students at no cost. Provides that the department of education shall administer the fund. Provides that money in the fund is continually appropriated. Provides that a governing body or organizer of a charter school: (1) may purchase from a publisher any curricular materials selected by proper officials; (2) may rent curricular materials to certain nonpublic schools; and (3) may not rent the curricular materials to any student enrolled in any public school. Repeals a requirement that a school corporation must offer curricular materials at a reasonable rate to a family that moves during the school term. Repeals a requirement that a township trustee must use specified accounting methods for a curricular materials rental fund. Makes conforming changes. Appropriates from the state general fund to the office of the secretary of family and social services an amount sufficient to meet maintenance of effort requirements for the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2023. Makes an appropriation from the state general fund to the curricular materials fund for the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2023.

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Elimination of school textbook fees.



2023-01-19SenateSenator Qaddoura added as coauthor
2023-01-19SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
2023-01-19SenateAuthored by Senator Hunley


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