Texas Education Code
Sec. § 31.071
Purchase Authority


(a)

The commissioner may purchase state-developed open education resource instructional materials in accordance with this subchapter.

(b)

The commissioner:

(1)

shall purchase any state-developed open education resource instructional materials through a competitive process; and

(2)

may purchase more than one state-developed open education resource instructional material for a subject or grade level.

(c)

Except as provided by Section 31.0711 (Content Not Owned by State), a state-developed open education resource instructional material must be irrevocably owned by the state. The state must have unlimited authority to modify, delete, combine, or add content to the instructional material after purchase.

(d)

The commissioner may issue a request for proposals for state-developed open education resource instructional material:

(1)

in accordance with the instructional material review and adoption cycle under Section 31.022 (Instructional Materials Review and Adoption); or

(2)

at any other time the commissioner determines that a need exists for additional instructional material options.

(e)

The costs of administering this subchapter and purchasing state-developed open education resource instructional materials shall be paid from the state instructional materials and technology fund, as determined by the commissioner.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 679 (H.B. 2488), Sec. 7, eff. September 1, 2009.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 6 (S.B. 6), Sec. 41, eff. July 19, 2011.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 581 (S.B. 810), Sec. 24, eff. June 9, 2017.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 705 (H.B. 3526), Sec. 16, eff. June 12, 2017.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 942 (S.B. 1784), Sec. 2, eff. June 15, 2017.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 467 (H.B. 4170), Sec. 5.017, eff. September 1, 2019.
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