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AB-1790 Instructional materials: digital format.(2011-2012)

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Enrolled  September 11, 2012
Passed  IN  Senate  August 30, 2012
Passed  IN  Assembly  August 30, 2012
Amended  IN  Senate  August 22, 2012
Amended  IN  Senate  August 20, 2012
Amended  IN  Senate  June 20, 2012
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 10, 2012
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 07, 2012

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1790


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Hagman
(Coauthor(s): Assembly Member Jeffries, Silva)

February 21, 2012


An act to add Section 60063 to the Education Code, relating to instructional materials.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1790, Hagman. Instructional materials: digital format.
Existing law authorizes the State Board of Education and the governing board of each school district maintaining one or more high schools to adopt instructional materials for use in kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, inclusive, and high schools, respectively. Existing law places specified requirements on a publisher or manufacturer of instructional materials offered for adoption. Existing law, until July 1, 2015, exempts school districts from requirements to provide pupils with instructional materials by a specified time period following adoption of those materials by the state board.
This bill would require a publisher or manufacturer submitting a printed instructional material for adoption by the state board or the governing board of a school district to ensure that the printed instructional material is also available in an equivalent digital format during the entire term of the adoption.
The bill would become operative only if SB 1154 of the 2011–12 Regular Session is also enacted and takes effect.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 60063 is added to the Education Code, to read:

60063.
 (a) A publisher or manufacturer submitting a printed instructional material for adoption by the state board pursuant to Section 60200 or the governing board of a school district pursuant to Section 60400 shall ensure that the printed instructional material is also available in an equivalent digital format during the entire term of the adoption.
(b) This section shall become operative only if Senate Bill 1154 of the 2011–12 Regular Session is also enacted and takes effect.