HB 15 - Textbooks; approved list; change method of selection

Georgia House of Representatives - 1995/1996 Sessions

HB 15 - Textbooks; approved list; change method of selection

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Code Sections - 20-2-1012
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House Comm: Ed / Senate Comm: Ed / House Vote: Yeas 172 Nays 0 Senate Vote: Yeas Nays ---------------------------------------- House Action Senate ---------------------------------------- 1/9/95 Read 1st Time 2/1/95 1/10/95 Read 2nd Time 1/27/95 Favorably Reported Sub Committee Amend/Sub 1/31/95 Read 3rd Time 1/31/95 Passed/Adopted CS Comm/Floor Amend/Sub ---------------------------------------- Rules Suspended to Introduce Code Sections amended: 20-2-1012
HB 15 LC 11 8534S The House Committee on Education Subcomittee on Curriculum and Instruction offers the following substitute to HB 15: A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT 1- 1 To amend Article 19 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official 1- 2 Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to public school 1- 3 textbooks, so as to change the manner in which such 1- 4 textbooks are approved and selected; to repeal conflicting 1- 5 laws and for other purposes. 1- 6 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA: SECTION 1. 1- 7 Article 19 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of 1- 8 Georgia Annotated, relating to public school textbooks, is 1- 9 amended by striking Code Section 20-2-1012, relating to 1-10 committees to recommend textbooks, and inserting in its 1-11 place the following: 1-12 "20-2-1012. (Index) 1-13 (a) The State Board of Education shall select a committee 1-14 or committees of educators actually engaged in public 1-15 school work in this state to examine textbooks and make 1-16 recommendations thereon to the state board. Such committee 1-17 or committees shall consist of such number of educators as 1-18 the state board may deem advisable, not exceeding five in 1-19 each instance. They shall serve for such time and for such 1-20 duties as the state board may prescribe and shall receive 1-21 such compensation as may be fixed by the state board. 1-22 (b) In addition to any other method of textbook selection, 1-23 any local school system superintendent may make a written 1-24 request to the State Board of Education to add a textbook 1-25 or series of textbooks to the approved list of textbooks 1-26 for use in the public schools of this state. If requests 1-27 are received by the Board during any 180 day period from 1-28 the superintendents of five or more different systems to 1-29 add the same textbook or series to the approved list, such 1-30 textbook or series shall be added to the list of the State 1-31 Board of Education. Other than the selection method, 1-32 publishers whose textbooks are added to the approved list 1-33 in this manner shall be required to comply with the same -1- (Index) LC 11 8534S 2- 1 rules regarding textbooks as other publishers, including 2- 2 but not limited to price, durability, and availability." SECTION 2. 2- 3 All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are 2- 4 repealed. -2- (Index)

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