Introduced by Rep. Mike Armstrong, (R-Wenatchee) (R) on January 21, 2008, this act mandates that bookstores for an institutions of higher learning to disclose information regarding required materials for courses four weeks prior to the start of classes. The information that must be disclosed regarding materials is; titles, author, edition, and price as well as other related information.
Referred to the House Higher Education Committee on January 21, 2008.
Amendment offered in the House on February 4, 2008, to clarify that disclosures must be made to students and allows chief academic officers to waive the disclosure requirements on a case by case basis.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 15, 2008.
Referred to the House Rules Committee on February 5, 2008.
Referred to the Senate Higher Education Committee on February 19, 2008.
1) HB 3047 by Anonymous on January 23, 2008 This would be WONDERFUL!!! There are many on-line sites where one can find materials for much less than the bookstores charge, but you have to have sufficient lead time to order. The way things are now, the bookstore at our local comm. coll. often doesn't have information on what books will be needed for classes until so close to class starting that it's not practicable to use on-line sources - effectively giving the c.c. a monopoly.
2) 2008 House Bill 3047 (Requiring disclosure of certain information relating to higher education course materials) by admin on January 1, 2001 Introduced in the House on January 21, 2008
The vote was 85 in favor, 9 opposed and 4 not voting