SENATE BILL No. 233
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 20-26-12-29.
Synopsis: Technology textbooks. Requires the governing body of a
school corporation to purchase classroom sets of technology textbooks
for students to use in school instead of requiring students to rent or
purchase the textbooks. Allows the governing body to: (1) charge a
reasonable user fee to a student for use of the classroom set of
textbooks; and (2) adopt and purchase new technology textbooks every
Effective: July 1, 2006.
January 9, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career
Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)
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SENATE BILL No. 233
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 20-26-12-29; (06)IN0233.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 20-26-12-29 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA
CODE AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 29. (a) This section applies only
to technology textbooks.
(b) The governing body shall purchase a sufficient supply of
textbooks for each classroom in which the subject of the textbook
will be taught in the school corporation.
(c) A student in a class that uses a classroom set of textbooks:
(1) is not required to purchase or rent the textbook;
(2) may use a classroom copy of the textbook while in school;
(3) may, with the permission of the teacher, take a classroom
copy of the textbook home when necessary.
(d) The governing body may establish a reasonable user fee for
each student who uses a classroom copy of a textbook. The total
amount of the user fees paid by each student using a textbook may
not exceed the amount necessary to recover the cost of the textbook
over a three (3) year period. A student to whom IC 20-33-5-3
applies is not required to pay the user fee.
(e) Notwithstanding IC 20-20-5, a school corporation may adopt
and purchase technology textbooks once every three (3) years.