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  83R12730 CAE-F
 
  By: Coleman H.B. No. 3771
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the adoption and permanent student ownership of
  low-cost mathematics and science instructional material.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 31.023, Education Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (c) to read as follows:
         (c)  The State Board of Education may adopt a list of
  mathematics and science instructional material that may be offered
  to school districts at a low cost. The board may adopt rules for the
  review and adoption of instructional material under this
  subsection. Sections 31.022, 31.0221, 31.026, and 31.027 do not
  apply to instructional material adopted under this subsection.
         SECTION 2.  Section 31.102(a), Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (a)  Except as provided by Section 31.104(i), each [Each]
  instructional material purchased as provided by this chapter for a
  school district or an open-enrollment charter school is the
  property of the district or school.
         SECTION 3.  Section 31.104, Education Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (c) and adding Subsection (i) to read as
  follows:
         (c)  Except as provided by Subsections [Subsection] (g) and
  (i), a student must return all instructional materials to the
  teacher at the end of the school year or when the student withdraws
  from school.
         (i)  At the end of the school year, instructional material
  adopted by the State Board of Education under Section 31.023(c) and
  purchased by a school district or open-enrollment charter school as
  a low-cost mathematics or science instructional material becomes
  the property of the student to whom it was distributed. A school
  district or open-enrollment charter school may not charge a fee
  under this subsection.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2013.