November 17, 2014

Connecticut House of Representatives Unanimously Passes Bill to Study Library Access to Ebooks, Legislation Now Moves to State Senate

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House Bill 5614 (An Act Cocerning Ebooks and Libraries) passes Connecticut House of Representatives. Bill now heads to Senate.

From the AP:

The state House of Representatives voted Tuesday 143-0 to pass a bill requiring the commissioner of consumer protection to report to the General Assembly on the issue by Feb 1.

The bill, which originally called on publishers to offer e-books to libraries at a reasonable price, was amended to reflect lawmakers’ concerns about the likelihood of lawsuits.

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[Our emphasis] The bill must pass the Senate and be signed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to become law.

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See Also: Libraries’ Access to eBooks (Report from CT. Office of Legislative Research)

See Also: Read, Track House Bill 5614

See Also: Testimony Given at February 21, 2013 Hearing

See Also: Analysis of Bill

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