(a) For purposes of this section, a followup adoption is any adoption other than the primary adoption that occurs within the eight-year cycle established pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 60200.
(b) Before conducting a followup adoption in a given subject area, the department shall post an appropriate notice on the department’s Internet Web site pursuant to subdivision (c) and notify all publishers or manufacturers known to produce basic instructional materials in that subject area.
(c) The notice shall specify that each publisher or manufacturer choosing to participate in the followup adoption shall be assessed a fee based on the number of programs the publisher or manufacturer indicates will be submitted for review and the number of grade levels proposed to be covered by each program.
(d) The fee shall offset the cost of conducting the followup adoption process and shall reflect the department’s best estimate of the cost. The department shall take reasonable steps to limit costs of the followup adoption and to keep the fee modest, recognizing that some of the work necessary for the primary adoption need not be duplicated.
(e) The department, before incurring substantial costs for the followup adoption, shall require that a publisher or manufacturer who wishes to participate in the followup adoption first declare the intent to submit one or more specific programs for the followup adoption and specify the specific grade levels to be covered by each program. After a publisher or manufacturer has declared the intent to submit one or more programs and the grade levels to be covered by each program, the department shall assess a fee. The fee shall be payable by the publisher or manufacturer even if the publisher or manufacturer subsequently chooses to withdraw a program or reduce the number of grade levels covered. A submission by a publisher or manufacturer shall not be reviewed for purposes of adoption, either in a followup adoption or in any other primary or followup adoption conducted thereafter, until the fee assessed has been paid in full.
(f) (1) It is the intent of the Legislature that the fee not be so substantial that it prevents small publishers or manufacturers from participating in a followup adoption.
(2) Upon the request of a small publisher or manufacturer, the state board may reduce the fee for participation in the followup adoption.
(3) For purposes of this section, “small publisher” and “small manufacturer” mean an independently owned or operated publisher or manufacturer who is not dominant in its field of operation, and who, together with its affiliates, has 100 or fewer employees, and has average annual gross receipts of ten million dollars ($10,000,000) or less over the previous three years.
(g) Revenue derived from fees charged pursuant to subdivision (e) shall be budgeted as reimbursements and subject to review through the annual budget process and may be used to pay costs associated with any adoption and any costs associated with the review of instructional materials.
(h) If the department determines that there is little or no interest by publishers and manufacturers in participating in a followup adoption, the department shall recommend to the state board that the followup adoption not be conducted and the state board may choose not to conduct the followup adoption.
(i) General Fund revenue shall not be used for the cost of conducting a followup adoption pursuant to this section.
(j) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2024, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2024, deletes or extends that date.
(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 561, Sec. 43. (AB 1516) Effective January 1, 2018. Repealed as of January 1, 2024, by its own provisions.)