Bill Status of HB0461  96th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson - Sandra M. Pihos - Mike Fortner - Al Riley, Cynthia Soto, Edward J. Acevedo, Karen A. Yarbrough, LaShawn K. Ford and Constance A. Howard

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Mattie Hunter - Michael W. Frerichs - Michael Noland - A. J. Wilhelmi)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/13/2009HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0359

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
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 copyright dates of the 3 previous editions of the textbook, if any; (2) a description of the substantial content changes made between the current edition of the textbook or supplemental materials and the previous edition, 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 materials. Contains a provision concerning institutional autonomy and academic freedom. Effective July 1, 2010.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
In the definitions of "textbook" and "unbundled textbook", changes references from "textbook" to "college textbook".

DateChamber Action
  2/4/2009HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  2/4/2009HouseFirst Reading
  2/4/2009HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2009HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee
  2/19/2009HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Higher Education Committee
  2/19/2009HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Higher Education Committee; by Voice Vote
  2/19/2009HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Higher Education Committee; 007-000-000
  2/20/2009HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/24/2009HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  2/24/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  2/26/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  3/5/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  3/5/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  3/5/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  3/5/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
  3/5/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  3/5/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaShawn K. Ford
  3/5/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Constance A. Howard
  3/5/2009HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 109-000-000
  3/6/2009SenateArrive in Senate
  3/6/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/6/2009SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Michael W. Frerichs
  3/6/2009SenateFirst Reading
  3/6/2009SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/12/2009SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/12/2009SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/12/2009SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael W. Frerichs
  4/22/2009SenateAssigned to Higher Education
  4/28/2009SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  4/29/2009SenateDo Pass Higher Education; 008-000-000
  4/29/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 30, 2009
  5/7/2009SenateSecond Reading
  5/7/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading ** May 18, 2009
  5/19/2009SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. A. J. Wilhelmi
  5/19/2009SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  5/19/2009HousePassed Both Houses
  6/17/2009HouseSent to the Governor
  8/13/2009HouseGovernor Approved
  8/13/2009HouseEffective Date July 1, 2010
  8/13/2009HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0359