A bill sponsored by Del. Susan Krebs, R-District 9B, and seven other Republicans in the House of Delegates, would make textbooks a little more affordable for Maryland college students.
The legislation would exempt from the sales and use tax a sale of a textbook that is purchased by a full-time or part-time student enrolled at an institution of higher education.
"The cost of college textbooks has become outrageous," said Del. Krebs whose district covers Eldersburg and Sykesville.
"Eliminating Maryland State Sales Tax would be a small step to help students afford a college education."
According to the bill, which had its first hearing on Jan. 25, students would verify their full-time or part-time status by producing a valid student identification card at the time of purchase.