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  H.B. No. 3652
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the creation of a state repository for open educational
  resources by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter C, Chapter 61, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 61.0670 to read as follows:
         Sec. 61.0670.  STATE REPOSITORY OF OPEN EDUCATIONAL
  RESOURCES. (a)  In this section, "open educational resource" has
  the meaning assigned by Section 51.451.
         (b)  The board shall contract with a high-quality open
  educational resource repository to develop and maintain a web
  portal customized to meet the needs of individual institutions of
  higher education, students, and others who may benefit from access
  to open educational resources.
         (c)  Open educational resources available through the portal
  must be searchable by course or learning outcome, program or field
  of study, marketable skills, college readiness, and other topics as
  determined by the board.
         (d)  The portal must provide access to repositories
  maintaining a wide range of open educational resources, including
  textbooks, full courses, course materials, modules, images,
  videos, assessment software, and any other tools, materials, or
  techniques used to support learning.
         (e)  Resources developed with state funds shall be made
  available under a Creative Commons license and submitted for use as
  an open educational resource through a repository available through
  the portal. A publisher may submit instructional materials for
  inclusion in a repository available through the portal.
         (f)  The board may request the assistance of the Learning
  Technology Advisory Committee to establish, maintain, and market
  the web portal required under this section.
         SECTION 2.  Not later than September 1, 2020, the Texas
  Higher Education Coordinating Board shall develop the web portal
  required under Section 61.0670, Education Code, as added by this
  Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3652 was passed by the House on May 7,
  2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 139, Nays 6, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3652 was passed by the Senate on May
  22, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor