HB4355 SFAT RUCKER #1 3-10

Hager† 7871

 

Senator Rucker moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. House Bill 4355óA Bill to amend and reenact ß18B-10-14 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to higher education course materials and digital courseware; defining terms; modifying requirements for recommendations by an educational materials affordability committee to the higher education institution governing board; removing obsolete language; changing the term textbook to course material; modifying information that is required to be included in the listing of course materials required or assigned for any course offered at an institution; requiring institution to disclose to a student enrolled at the institution any charges for course materials or access to digital courseware assessed by the institution or another entity to the student on the studentís enrollment in a course, course section, or program or in the institution for the applicable semester or term; imposing requirements on institutions in instances where the required course materials or digital courseware has not been selected prior to a studentís enrollment or if a change to the course materials or digital courseware required would cause an increased charge to the student; imposing requirements on institutions in instances where certain charges are assessed based on the cost of required or recommended course material or access to digital courseware for a certain course or course section in which the student is enrolled; imposing requirements on institutions in instances where certain charges are assessed on the basis of the number of semester credit hours or the equivalent or the number of courses in which the student is enrolled or on certain other basis; allowing an institution to enter into an agreement between the institution and an entity under which the institution assesses on the entityís behalf or allows the entity to assess a charge; allows an institution to enter into an agreement between the institution and an entity under which the institution assesses on the entityís behalf or allows the entity to assess a certain described charge to students enrolled at the institution under certain conditions; making the agreement a public record; prohibiting an institution from denying or entering into an agreement with another entity that would permit the entity to deny, a student access to certain educational materials on the studentís refusal or failure to agree to the sale, disclosure, licensing, use, retention, or other exploitation of any data pertaining to the student that would be obtained through the studentís use of the educational materials; and providing that section cannot be construed to affect any authority granted to a faculty member by an institution to select course materials for courses taught by the faculty member.

 

 

 

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