House File 2197 - Enrolled

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  1  1                                             HOUSE FILE 2197
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  1  3                             AN ACT
  1  4 RECOMMENDING INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING TO PROVIDE
  1  5    STUDENTS WITH SPECIFIC TEXTBOOK INFORMATION.
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  1  7 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
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  1  9    Section 1.  NEW SECTION.  261.7  TEXTBOOK NOTICE ==
  1 10 LEGISLATIVE INTENT AND RECOMMENDATION.
  1 11    1.  In order to promote consumer choice and lower the costs
  1 12 of textbooks in higher education, the general assembly intends
  1 13 that students enrolled in institutions of higher learning have
  1 14 access to appropriate textbook information prior to the start
  1 15 of classes, with adequate time to pursue alternative purchase
  1 16 avenues.
  1 17    2.  The general assembly recommends that every public and
  1 18 private institution for higher education in this state,
  1 19 including those institutions referenced in chapters 260C and
  1 20 262 and section 261.9, post the list of required and suggested
  1 21 textbooks for all courses and the corresponding international
  1 22 standard book numbers for such textbooks at least fourteen
  1 23 days before the start of each semester or term, to the extent
  1 24 possible, at the locations where textbooks are sold on campus
  1 25 and on the web site for the respective institution for higher
  1 26 education.
  1 27    3.  The college student aid commission is directed to
  1 28 convey the legislative intent and recommendation contained in
  1 29 this section to every institution for higher education in the
  1 30 state registered pursuant to chapter 261B at least once a
  1 31 year.
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  1 34                                                             
  1 35                               PATRICK J. MURPHY
  2  1                               Speaker of the House
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  2  4                                                             
  2  5                               JOHN P. KIBBIE
  2  6                               President of the Senate
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  2  8    I hereby certify that this bill originated in the House and
  2  9 is known as House File 2197, Eighty=second General Assembly.
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  2 12                                                             
  2 13                               MARK BRANDSGARD
  2 14                               Chief Clerk of the House
  2 15 Approved                , 2008
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  2 19 CHESTER J. CULVER
  2 20 Governor