Whereas the rising cost of textbooks has placed a financial burden on students, and
Whereas the availability of affordable texts and other assigned materials is critical to student success, and
Whereas the California Student Association of Community Colleges (CalSACC), in cooperation with UC and CSU students and faculty organizations, is introducing legislation in January 2000 to eliminate sales tax on textbooks and text-related supplies sold by college bookstores,
Resolved that the Academic Senate support the legislation proposed by the California Student Association of Community Colleges (CalSACC) to eliminate sales tax on texts and text materials sold in college bookstores.
The President, Executive Director and Chair of the Governmental Relations and Legislative Committee worked with the Student Organization to support legislation to eliminate sales taxes. However, the legislation did not pass out of the Legislature.