Honorable Florence Shapiro, Chair, Senate Committee on Education
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB1420 by Wentworth (Relating to the development by the Texas Education Agency of an Internet safety and use curriculum for use by school districts.), As Introduced
The bill would require the Texas Education Agency to develop an internet safety and use curriculum concerning the potential dangers of allowing personal information to appear on an Internet website, the significance of copyright laws, and the consequences of cyber-plagerism and theft of audiovisual works, motion pictures, software, and sound recordings through uploading and downloading files.
The agency estimates one-time costs of about $40,000 to develop the curriculum for school districts use. It is assumed that the agency would minimize costs by recommending and using available resources to the greatest extent possible in developing the internet safety and use curriculum.
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