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SF 3098

1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/27/2018 08:36am

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A bill for an act
relating to higher education; requiring Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
to develop a plan aimed at providing students with affordable textbooks and
instructional materials.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginAFFORDABLE TEXTBOOK PLAN AND REPORT.
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new text begin The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall develop
a plan to increase the use of affordable textbooks and instructional materials. The board
must explore and study registration software or other systems and methods to disclose or
display the cost of all textbooks and instructional materials required for a course at or prior
to course registration. The plan must describe the systems or methods examined and the
results of the study. The plan must establish a goal for the percentage of all courses offered
at state colleges and universities that will use affordable textbooks and instructional materials.
The plan must identify and describe key terms, including "affordable textbook," "instructional
material," and "course." The board must submit the plan to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over higher education by January
15, 2020.
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