State of South Dakota  
EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2012  

974T0086   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. All such

textbooks shall be approved by the respective school boards.