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SF 3343

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/15/2018 12:57pm

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A bill for an act
relating to education; modifying the definition of textbook;amending Minnesota
Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 123B.41, subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 123B.41, subdivision 2, is amended
to read:


Subd. 2.

Textbook.

(a) "Textbook" means any book or book substitute, including
electronic books as well as other printed materials delivered electronically, which a pupil
uses as a text or text substitute in a particular class or program in the school regularly
attended and a copy of which is expected to be available for the individual use of each pupil
in this class or program. Textbook includes an online book with an annual subscription cost.
Textbook includes a teacher's edition or teacher's guide that accompanies a textbook that a
pupil uses.

(b) For purposes of calculating the annual nonpublic pupil aid entitlement for textbooks,
the term shall be limited to books, workbooks, or manuals, whether bound or in loose-leaf
form, as well as electronic books and other printed materials delivered electronically,
intended for use as a principal source of study material for a given class or a group of
students.

(c) For purposes of sections 123B.40 to 123B.48, the terms "textbook" and "software
or other educational technology" include only such secular, neutral, and nonideological
materials as are available, used by, or of benefit to Minnesota public school pupils.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2019 and later.

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