2011 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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Item 130 #1c

Item 130 #1c

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Education, Central Office Operations, Department of

Page 103, after line 11, insert:
"E. The Department of Education is authorized to collect proceeds from the sale of educational resources it has developed, such as technology applications, on-line course content, assessments, and other educational content, to out-of-state individuals or entities and to in-state, for-profit entities.  The Department of Education is further authorized to deposit such proceeds in a non-reverting special fund account established in its financial records for this purpose.  Proceeds from such sales shall be expended by the Department of Education to further develop existing educational resources or to create new educational resources for the benefit of the commonwealth's public schools and which may also be sold under the provisions of this paragraph.  Proceeds from the sale of any educational resources sold under the provisions of this paragraph that were developed using general funds shall be deposited to the general fund until the general fund cost of development is recovered. The Secretary of Administration shall authorize any licensing agreements executed by the Department of Education pursuant to this paragraph."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)