Electronic textbooks; allows for purchase of printed textbooks, etc., for public schools. (HB709)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; purchase of electronic textbooks.  Requires contracts and purchase orders with publishers of textbooks approved by the Board of Education for use in grades 6-12 to allow for the purchase of printed textbooks, printed textbooks with electronic files, or electronic textbooks separate and apart from printed versions of the same textbook. In addition, allows each school board to purchase an assortment of textbooks in any of the three forms listed above. Amends § 22.1-241, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100716D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
01/20/2010Reported from Science and Technology (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2010Referred to Committee on Education
01/25/2010Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2010Read first time
01/27/2010Read second time and engrossed
01/28/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/28/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2010Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/11/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB709)
02/18/2010Reported from Education and Health (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2010Read third time
02/22/2010Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2010Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB709ER)
02/24/2010Signed by Speaker
02/25/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB709ER)
02/25/2010Signed by President
03/09/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 97 (effective 7/1/10)
03/09/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0097)


Virginia ITSP Association, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Technology, Education - e-Textbooks