Gov. signs bill aimed at reducing college textbook costs

Posted at 2:19 PM, Aug 28, 2018

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that calls on college textbook publishers to inform students about the differences in textbook editions.

The goal of AB 2385 is to lower textbook costs by giving students information about older, less expensive versions of books that they may be able to buy instead of new editions. It urges publishers to include information that will help students decide whether they need to buy the newer books.

Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham, (R) San Luis Obispo, worked with students at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo to come up with the bill.