Status Summary

First reading, referred to Education on 2.1.21. 
 
Public hearing in the House Committee on Education on 2.2.21. 
 
(updated 4.9.21)

 

 

 

 

 

Legislative Session

2021

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Gregerson

For educational service districts, HB1450:
(a) Establishes a procurement program for student learning devices and appropriate devices for school staff and a digital navigator program to provide technical assistance and other support for students, students' families, and school staff.
(b) Requires the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to: (1) establish a grant program to fund the purchase of student learning devices and appropriate devices for certain school staff; and (2) develop and implement a state plan for reducing technology equity gaps in the public schools.
(c) Directs the school districts, charter schools, and state-tribal compact schools to provide learning devices to each student and appropriate devices to certain staff, beginning in the 2022-23 school year; and provides that students will not be financially responsible for damage or loss to learning devices, unless the damage or loss was willful. 
(d) Imposes a tax on retail sales of certain smart wireless devices, beginning October 1, 2021.