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House Bill 1029


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House Bill 1029

ARCHIVE (2007)

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DIGEST OF HB1029 (Updated January 17, 2007 10:41 am - DI 109)

State funded textbooks. Provides textbooks to students in public schools at no charge to the student's family. Repeals the public school textbook rental program and the public school textbook library program. Repeals the program that provides state reimbursement for textbook assistance to certain public and private school students. Redefines "textbook" to include the various kinds of instructional materials that are currently eligible for state reimbursement under the textbook assistance program. Requires each school corporation to establish a textbook fund and to appropriate money from the fund to purchase and distribute textbooks. Provides an annual state textbook grant to school corporations of $95 multiplied by the average daily membership of the school corporation for deposit in the textbook fund. Makes conforming changes, and adds transitional provisions.
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 In Committee - first House
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