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Chapter 7. Instructional Materials, Article 1. Prohibited Acts   

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(a) No publisher or manufacturer of instructional materials, nor any of his or her representatives, shall offer or give any emolument, money, or other valuable thing, or any inducement, to any community college official to directly or indirectly introduce, recommend, vote for, or otherwise influence the adoption or purchase of any instructional material.

(b) No community college official shall accept any emolument, money, or other valuable thing, or any inducement to directly or indirectly introduce, recommend, vote for, or otherwise influence the adoption or purchase of any instructional material.

(c) Any publisher or manufacturer of instructional materials or his or her representative, or any community college official who violates any of the provisions of this article is guilty of a misdemeanor. Any community college official who violates this article shall, in addition to any other penalty, be removed from his or her official position.

(d) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prevent any publisher, manufacturer, or agent from supplying for purposes of examination necessary sample copies of instructional materials to any community college official.

(e) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prevent a community college official from receiving sample copies of instructional materials.

(f) Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit or restrict a community college official from receiving royalties or other compensation from the publisher or manufacturer of instructional materials written, designed, or prepared by the community college official, and adopted or purchased by any governing board, other than compensation paid as a commission to the community college official for negotiating sales to governing boards. No district shall have or claim the right to receive a royalty or other compensation due to any community college official employed by the district unless the instructional material was written or prepared during the normal schoolday during which the community college official is required by the district to be on duty.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1372, Sec. 503.)