State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2012
SENATE BILL NO. 186
Introduced by: Senators Heineman, Johnston, Kraus, Maher, Novstrup (Al), Rhoden, and
Schlekeway and Representatives Gosch, Bolin, Brunner, Hansen (Jon),
Jensen, Liss, Rausch, Sly, and Wick
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to update the definition of the nonsectarian textbooks that
are loaned to certain students to include digital, electronic, and internet-based materials.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That § 13-34-23 be amended to read as follows:
13-34-23. Each public school board shall loan without charge to all persons ages five
through nineteen who are either enrolled in a public school, or in a school supervised in accord
with chapter 13-4, or who are engaged in a course of instruction pursuant to § 13-27-3, within
the school district under such board's jurisdiction or who are residing in such district but are not
enrolled in any such school or engaged in any such course of instruction, such nonsectarian
textbooks designed for individual use as are normally furnished by such school board to
individual students enrolled in the public schools of the district under such board's jurisdiction.
For the purposes of this chapter, textbooks are any instructional materials that constitute the
principal source of teaching and learning for a given course of study including print materials,
digital media, software, and any other electronic or internet-based materials or media.
textbooks shall be approved by the respective school boards.