Electronic textbooks; prohibits local school boards from requiring use in any course in grades 6-12. (SB1335)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Access to electronic textbooks and adequate connectivity. Prohibits local school boards from requiring the use of any electronic textbook in any course in grades six through 12 unless the school board adopts a plan to ensure that by July 1, 2019, (i) each student enrolled in such course will have access to a personal computing device capable of supporting such textbooks and (ii) the relevant school has adequate connectivity, which the bill defines as bandwidth of at least one megabit per second per student. Amends § 22.1-241, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100609D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/02/2017Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health with letter (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)