Rep. Jacobsen’s first bill signed into law

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Rep. Jacobsen’s first bill signed into law

A bill to help ease college learning material expenses will become law next year. The governor signed the bill sponsored by freshman legislator, Rep. Cyndy Jacobsen, Monday, making it her first piece of legislation as a state representative to become law.

House Bill 1119 will help college and university students in Washington state save a little money each semester. Thanks to the legislation, students will be informed of textbook prices before they register for courses. The bill also encourages the use of open source course materials at four-year colleges and universities.

“This is a great day for students seeking a secondary education,” said Jacobsen, R-Puyallup, who is the assistant ranking member on the College and Workforce Development Committee. “I'm honored that I could sponsor this legislation and very happy that it will become state law.”

The legislation received strong support from students who testified in behalf of the bill during committee hearings, as well as from four-year colleges.

“Having spent a decade as a community college course instructor, I know this policy will make a big difference to so many college students who live with very limited means,” added Jacobsen.

The bill is scheduled to take effect on Jul. 25, 2021.


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