Bill Status of SB3167  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  ACCESS ELECTRONIC LITERATURE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Don Harmon - David Koehler, Linda Holmes and Jil Tracy

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/10/2022SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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
  1/12/2022SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Rachelle Crowe
  1/12/2022SenateFirst Reading
  1/12/2022SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/24/2022SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  1/26/2022SenateAssigned to Executive
  1/28/2022SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  2/10/2022SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  2/23/2022SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jil Tracy
  6/15/2022SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Don Harmon