(A) The fee charged for any digital texts or course offered through the clearinghouse shall be set by the provider.
(B) The chancellor of the Ohio board of regents shall prescribe the manner in which the fee for a digital texts or course shall be collected or deducted from the school district, school, college or university, or individual subscribing to the digital texts or course and in which manner the fee shall be paid to the provider.
(C) The chancellor may retain a percentage of the fee charged for a digital texts or course to offset the cost of maintaining and operating the clearinghouse, including the payment of compensation for an entity or a private entity that is under contract with the chancellor under division (F) of section 3333.82 of the Revised Code. The percentage retained shall be determined by the chancellor.
(D) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require the school district, community school, or STEM school in which a student is enrolled to pay the fee charged for a digital texts or course taken by the student.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28,HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.
Effective Date: 2008 HB562 09-22-2008