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Unlawful Sale Of Academic Assignments

Concerning unlawful sale of academic materials for submission to an institution of higher education.
2018 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Bill Summary

Trafficking in academic materials - selling assignments or answers to online exams - civil penalty. The act defines "assignment" to include any specific written, recorded, pictorial, artistic, or other academic task, and maintains the existing offenses related to preparing or selling assignments, or advertising the same. The act prohibits a person from preparing, selling, or offering to sell a document or service that provides answers for, or completes on behalf of a student, an online exam that is administered pursuant to a course of study at any institution of higher education, or advertising the same.

The act authorizes the attorney general to bring a civil action against a person who commits a violation related to the sale of academic assignments or online exam answers and creates a civil penalty of up to $750 for each violation.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details