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CS/CS/HB 355: Postsecondary Education Textbook and Instructional Materials Affordability

GENERAL BILL by Education Committee ; Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee ; Porter ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Ahern ; Saunders

Postsecondary Education Textbook and Instructional Materials Affordability; Requires SBE & BOG to adopt textbook & instructional materials affordability policies, procedures, & guidelines; provides requirements for use of adopted undergraduate textbooks & instructional materials; requires public postsecondary institution to post in course registration system & on website information relating to required & recommended textbooks & instructional materials & prices thereof; requires task force to research affordability issues.

Effective Date: 7/1/2014
Last Action: 5/2/2014 Senate - Died in Education
Location: In committee/council (ED)
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education (ED)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (AED)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/2/2013 House • Filed
12/16/2013 House • Referred to Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee; Education Appropriations Subcommittee; Education Committee -HJ 32
3/3/2014 House • On Committee agenda-- Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee, 03/05/14, 4:00 pm, Reed Hall
3/4/2014 House • Introduced -HJ 32
3/5/2014 House • CS by Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 219
3/10/2014 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 209
3/12/2014 House • Now in Education Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 277
3/20/2014 House • On Committee agenda-- Education Appropriations Subcommittee, 03/24/14, 12:30 pm, Morris Hall
3/24/2014 House • Favorable by Education Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 344
• Now in Education Committee -HJ 344
3/25/2014 House • On Committee agenda-- Education Committee, 03/27/14, 1:30 pm, Reed Hall
3/27/2014 House • CS/CS by- Education Committee; YEAS 16 NAYS 0 -HJ 397
3/28/2014 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS/CS by Education Committee read 1st time -HJ 392
4/1/2014 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 426
4/17/2014 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/21/14
4/21/2014 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 562
• Amendment(s) adopted (098221, 827355, 897149) -HJ 562
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/22/2014 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 578
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 120 NAYS 0 -HJ 578
4/22/2014 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations -SJ 525
• Received -SJ 525
5/2/2014 Senate • Died in Education