Senate Bill 0122

Senate Bill sb0122e1

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    SB 122                                   First Engrossed (ntc)



  1                      A bill to be entitled

  2         An act relating to instructional materials for

  3         K-12 public education; authorizing the

  4         Department of Education to conduct a pilot

  5         program; authorizing a pilot program within

  6         specified counties to enable selected school

  7         districts to realize cost savings in the

  8         purchase of used instructional materials;

  9         imposing requirements on the vendors of such

10         materials; absolving the state from

11         responsibility for certain financial losses;

12         requiring the Council for Education Policy

13         Research and Improvement to report to the

14         Legislature; providing for future repeal;

15         providing an effective date.

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17  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

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19         Section 1.  Notwithstanding section 1006.37, Florida

20  Statutes, the Department of Education may conduct a pilot

21  program to enable selected school districts to realize cost

22  savings without loss of quality or availability for individual

23  students in the purchase of used instructional materials. This

24  program is limited to the counties of Hernando, Pasco, and

25  Polk. Charter schools in those school districts may also

26  participate in the pilot program. When a secondhand book

27  dealer or other third-party book vendor provides used adopted

28  instructional materials to a school district, the dealer or

29  vendor must certify the availability of the used instructional

30  materials, provide the International Standard Book Number of

31  each of the used instructional materials, and certify that


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    SB 122                                   First Engrossed (ntc)



 1  such materials are not samples or first printings, are the

 2  most currently adopted, Florida-specific instructional

 3  materials, and conform to the Sunshine State Standards. The

 4  state is not responsible for financial loss caused by the

 5  school district's deviating from the requirements of section

 6  1006.37, Florida Statutes. The Council for Education Policy

 7  Research and Improvement shall submit to the President of the

 8  Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives for

 9  consideration during the 2005 Regular Session a report of the

10  cost savings to school districts based on results of the pilot

11  program. This section is repealed July 1, 2007.

12         Section 2.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2004.

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