Existing law does not address or place limits on the rising prices of college and university textbooks
This bill would prohibit any employee of a two-year or four-year institution of higher education from receiving incentives from publishers
This bill would require the posting of lists of required textbooks as such lists become available
This bill would require each institution to develop and implement cost-saving measures regarding textbooks
This bill would also establish the College Textbook Review Board to interface between the publishing industry and the management of independent bookstores, explore the issue of textbook costs in the state, and create and mandate cost control policies
Relating to public two-year and four-year institutions of higher education; to prohibit employees from receiving incentives from publishers; to require the posting of required textbook lists; to require the implementation of cost-saving measures by institutions; to establish the College Textbook Review Board; and to specify the membership and duties of the review board.
|January 26, 2010||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Education Policy|
|Bill Text||HB431 Alabama 2010 Session - Introduced|