State law currently requires that basic textbooks be approved ahead of time, and any supplemental books must be approved at some point during the school year. Approval for teaching aids and computer software are optional.
If the bill becomes law, all of those materials must be pre-approved and districts must post a list of those materials online.
The proposal was approved by the Senate Government Reform Committee on Wednesday by a vote of 4-2 along party lines, with Republicans in support.
The measure has to pass through another Senate committee before going for a full chamber vote.