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Public Act 093-0212


Public Act 93-0212 of the 93rd General Assembly

Public Act 93-0212

HB2332 Enrolled                      LRB093 06368 NHT 10891 b

    AN ACT regarding education.

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

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

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

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

Effective Date: 07/18/03