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 Bill Status of HB4903  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  COLLEGE TEXTBOOK TRANSPARENCY

House Sponsors
Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson - Barbara Flynn Currie - Gary Hannig - Julie Hamos - James H. Meyer, Chapin Rose, Richard P. Myers, Rich Brauer, Kathleen A. Ryg, Karen May, Susana A Mendoza, Sara Feigenholtz, Sidney H. Mathias, Robert W. Pritchard, Robert S. Molaro, Esther Golar, Dan Reitz, Fred Crespo, Jil Tracy, John D'Amico, Mary E. Flowers, James D. Brosnahan, Kevin Joyce, Daniel V. Beiser, Constance A. Howard, Roger L. Eddy, Greg Harris, William B. Black, Mike Fortner, Linda Chapa LaVia, Jack D. Franks, Maria Antonia Berrios, Patrick J Verschoore and Elizabeth Hernandez

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
30 ILCS 805/8.32 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Transparency in College Textbook Publishing Practices Act. Provides that a public institution of higher education in this State may not buy, sell, or allow the sale on its campus of a textbook unless and until the publisher of that textbook posts on its Internet website or otherwise makes available to the public (1) for any bundled textbook, the price difference between the bundled textbook and the same unbundled textbook; (2) for any new editions of textbooks, a summary of the substantive differences between the new edition and the prior edition; (3) for any new editions of textbooks, an estimate of how long the new edition will remain in print; and (4) the amount and recipient of any compensation provided to faculty or administrators of the institution as inducement to adopt particular textbooks for courses, except for sample copies and royalties. Allows the Attorney General, a State's Attorney, or any affected resident of this State to bring a civil action to enforce the Act. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
30 ILCS 805/8.32 new

Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Transparency in College Textbook Publishing Practices Act. Provides that when contacting or being contacted by prospective clients, each publisher of college textbooks shall disclose to the faculty member or, if applicable, the other entity in charge of selecting textbooks for courses taught at an institution of higher learning, in whatever form the publisher is selling, (1) the price at which the publisher would make the textbook or supplemental materials available to the bookstore on the campus of or otherwise associated with the institution; (2) the revision history for the textbook or supplemental materials, including copyright dates and substantial changes from past editions for the previous 10 years, if any; and (3) the existence and price of alternative formats of the textbook or supplemental materials. Provides that publishers of college textbooks are required to offer all bundled textbooks for sale as individual unbundled textbooks and supplemental items. Includes an enforcement provision.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Transparency in College Textbook Publishing Practices Act. Provides that when contacting or being contacted by prospective clients, each publisher of college textbooks shall disclose, at that time and in writing, to the faculty member or, if applicable, the other adopting entity in charge of selecting textbooks for courses taught at a public institution of higher education (1) the price at which the publisher would make the textbook or supplemental materials available to the bookstore on the campus of or otherwise associated with the institution; (2) the copyright dates of past editions of the textbook or supplemental materials for the previous 10 years, if any; (3) the substantial content changes made between the current edition of the textbook or supplemental materials and the previous edition, if any; and (4) the existence and price of alternative formats of the textbook or supplemental materials. Provides that publishers of college textbooks are required to offer all bundled textbooks for sale as individual unbundled textbooks and supplemental materials. Provides that when a faculty member or, if applicable, other adopting entity in charge of selecting textbooks for courses taught at an institution directs a publisher to compile a custom textbook, the publisher shall provide, in writing before the faculty member or entity adopts the custom textbook, the price at which the publisher would make the custom textbook available to the bookstore on the campus of or otherwise associated with the institution. Contains a provision concerning institutional autonomy and academic freedom. Provides that the Attorney General or a State's Attorney may bring a civil action to enforce the Act.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/11/2008HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  2/13/2008HouseFirst Reading
  2/13/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/25/2008HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee
  3/12/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Higher Education Committee
  3/12/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Higher Education Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/12/2008HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Higher Education Committee; 014-000-000
  3/13/2008HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/1/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chapin Rose
  4/1/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Richard P. Myers
  4/1/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rich Brauer
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Julie Hamos
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Susana A Mendoza
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert S. Molaro
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Reitz
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jil Tracy
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John D'Amico
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David E. Miller
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. James D. Brosnahan
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin Joyce
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Constance A. Howard
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Roger L. Eddy
  4/3/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris
  4/3/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Gary Hannig
  4/8/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William B. Black
  4/14/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  4/14/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/16/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-001-000
  4/17/2008HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/17/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted by Voice Vote
  4/17/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/17/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  4/18/2008HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 9, 2008
  4/23/2008HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. David E. Miller
  5/9/2008HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 23, 2008
  5/15/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/15/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  5/16/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  5/19/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J Verschoore
  5/20/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. James H. Meyer
  5/23/2008HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2008
  5/27/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  5/27/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/29/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-001-000
  5/29/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  5/29/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/29/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  5/31/2008HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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