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Bill Detail: HB24-1247

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Title Digital Education Materials
Status House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (05/07/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors B. Bradley (R)
T. Winter (R)
Senate Sponsors K. Van Winkle (R)
J. Smallwood (R)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 02/12/2024

A public school contracting entity (entity) that executes a contract
on or after July 1, 2024, with a vendor or provider of a curated digital
research collection (collection) shall include in the terms of the contract
a termination clause stating that the contract is materially breached and
grounds for termination exist if, on 3 separate occasions, a collection is
found to have advertisements, promotions, or embedded links or URLs
that contain material that is harmful to students or direct students to
material that is harmful to students. A public school employee, contractor,
or volunteer shall report, and students, parents, guardians, legal
custodians, or community members (interested parties) may report, the
material that is harmful to students to the entity. The report must include
the name of the digital collection and the title of the document, the
reference number, or keywords used to access the collection. The entity
shall notify the vendor or provider and the department of education
(department) of each reported incident. The vendor or provider must
remove the material that is harmful to students within 3 business days
after receiving notice.
The bill requires public schools to annually notify interested
parties of the reporting procedures. Public schools may include
information on their websites regarding how to make a report.
If a public school contracts or enters into an agreement with a
public library that promotes a collection, the public school shall annually
disclose the details of the contract or agreement by e-mail to the local
school district board of education and parents, guardians, or legal
custodians of students enrolled in the public school. If any material
changes to the contract occur, the public school shall send an e-mail
notification to the local school district board of education, parents,
guardians, or legal custodians of students enrolled in the school.
The department is required to annually report to the general
assembly on the number of reports that occur each year.

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