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HF 3526

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/23/2016 11:17am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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Introduction Posted on 03/23/2016

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to higher education; encouraging open textbook usage; appropriating
money.

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

Section 1. new text beginMNSCU OPEN TEXTBOOKS; APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin (a) $....... is appropriated from the general fund in fiscal year 2017 to the Board of
Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities for pilot programs on system
campuses that promote adoption of open textbooks. Programs must focus on the review,
creation, and promotion of new or existing open textbooks and on saving money for
students while meeting the academic needs of faculty.
new text end

new text begin (b) By March 15, 2017, the board shall report to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over higher education regarding
the progress of the pilot programs. The report shall include a summary of each pilot
program and the total savings expected for students as a result of the programs.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginMNSCU OPEN TEXTBOOK LIBRARY; APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $....... is appropriated from the general fund in fiscal year 2017 to the Board of
Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to expand and promote the open
textbook library to faculty across the state.
new text end