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 1        AN ACT regarding education.

 2        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section  5.   The  School  Code  is  amended  by changing
 5    Section 18-17 as follows:

 6        (105 ILCS 5/18-17) (from Ch. 122, par. 18-17)
 7        Sec. 18-17.  The State Board of Education  shall  provide
 8    the  loan  of  secular  textbooks listed for use by the State
 9    Board of Education free of charge  to  any  student  in  this
10    State  who is enrolled in grades kindergarten through 12 at a
11    public school or at a school other than a public school which
12    is in compliance with the compulsory attendance laws of  this
13    State  and  Title  VI  of  the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  The
14    foregoing service shall be provided directly to the  students
15    at  their  request  or  at  the  request  of their parents or
16    guardians.   The  State  Board  of  Education   shall   adopt
17    appropriate  regulations  to  administer  this Section and to
18    facilitate  the  equitable  participation  of  all   students
19    eligible   for   benefits   hereunder,  including  provisions
20    authorizing the exchange, trade or transfer of loaned secular
21    textbooks between schools or school  districts  for  students
22    enrolled   in  such  schools  or  districts.   After  secular
23    textbooks have been on loan under this Section for  a  period
24    of  5  years  or  more,  such textbooks may be disposed of by
25    school districts in such manner as  their  respective  school
26    boards  shall determine following written notification to the
27    State Board of  Education  and  expiration  of  a  reasonable
28    waiting  period  not to exceed 30 days.  Loaned textbooks may
29    not be disposed of out-of-State or  sold  without  the  prior
30    approval of the State Board of Education.
31        As  used  in  this  Section, "textbook" means any book or
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 1    book substitute  which  a  pupil  uses  as  a  text  or  text
 2    substitute  in  a  particular  class  or  program.   It shall
 3    include books, reusable workbooks, manuals, whether bound  or
 4    in  loose  leaf  form,  and  instructional computer software,
 5    intended as a principal source of study material for a  given
 6    class  or group of students. "Textbook" also includes science
 7    curriculum  materials  in  a   kit   format   that   includes
 8    pre-packaged consumable materials if (i) it is shown that the
 9    materials  serve as a textbook substitute, (ii) the materials
10    are for use by pupils as a principal learning resource, (iii)
11    each component of the materials is  integrally  necessary  to
12    teach  the  requirements of the intended course, (iv) the kit
13    includes teacher guidance materials, and (v) the purchase  of
14    individual consumable materials is not allowed.
15    (Source: P.A. 89-46, eff. 6-23-95.)

16        Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
17    becoming law.