Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 2048 -- Textbook Transparency Act

Sponsor:  Zimmerman

This bill establishes the Textbook Transparency Act which
requires textbook publishers to make the wholesale price,
revision history, and variety of formats for a textbook available
to faculty members at public higher education institutions when
the faculty members are choosing textbooks.  The revision history
must also be available to students at the point of sale.
Publishers are required to make a textbook and any supplemental
material available separately when selling the materials bundled
together.  Where it is feasible, public institutions of higher
education must develop policies allowing students to use
financial aid that has not been disbursed for tuition or fees to
purchase textbooks at campus bookstores.

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Missouri House of Representatives
94th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Last Updated October 15, 2008 at 3:11 pm