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 Bill Status of HB4470  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  ACCESS ELECTRONIC LITERATURE

House Sponsors
Rep. Katie Stuart

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/21/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
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.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/12/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Katie Stuart
  1/21/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/21/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee

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