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2017 Regular Session



The Textbook Cost Savings Act of 2017

Sponsored by:

Delegate Frick


Veto sustained (0-140)

Synopsis:Requiring the Governor to include $100,000 in the State budget for fiscal year 2019 for the purpose of providing a grant to the William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation at the University System of Maryland for the Maryland Open Source Textbook Initiative; requiring specified funds allocated for specified purposes to be for the adoption, adaptation, and creation of specified resources that are equally accessible to and independently useable by individuals with disabilities; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegate Frick
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0424
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): July 1, 2017
Bill imposes a mandated appropriation in the annual State Budget Bill
Appropriations  View Committee HearingEducation, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Broad Subject(s):Higher Education
Primary and Secondary Education
Narrow Subject(s):Disabilities -see also- Blind; Deaf; Developmental
Education, State Department of
Higher Education -see also- Comm Colleges; Med Schools; etc.
State Universities and Colleges
Statutes:Article - Education

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January 11, 2018 7:30 A.M.