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