- District 39
Creates the Equitable Access to Electronic Literature Act. Provides that any publisher who offers a contract or license for electronic literary product acquisition to the public shall offer to license the electronic literary product to libraries, if purchased with public funds, on reasonable terms and under reasonable technological protection measures that will permit libraries to provide their patrons with access to the electronic literary products. Provides that a contract or license shall not restrict a library's right or ability to loan or circulate electronic books and digital audiobooks in specified ways. Provides that a person who violates the provisions of the Act commits an unlawful practice within the meaning of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Effective January 1, 2023.
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Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Don Harmon
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jil Tracy
Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
Assigned to Executive
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
Filed with Secretary by Sen. Rachelle Crowe
Referred to Assignments
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