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RLBSS & Multi-type Funding Bill
HF 1382 Rep. Bud Nornes (GOP, 8A) [Bill details]
SF 1033 Sen. Gary Dahms (16, GOP) [Bill details]
HF 1382, & SF 1033 were introduced during the 2017 legislative session. These bills include MLA-ITEM RLBSS and Multi-type funding increases. The legislation also includes the agreed upon formula adjustment and clarifications on how and when MDE will calculation regional system aid payments. If passed this would be the first increase in library system funding since state fiscal year 2009.
Regional Library Basic System Support
The 2018 appropriation includes $1,357,000 for 2017 and $14,913,000 for 2018.
The 2019 appropriation includes $1,657,000 for 2018 and $14,913,000 for 2019.
Regional libraries telecommunications aid
For regional library telecommunications aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 134.355:
The 2018 appropriation includes $230,000 for 2017 and $2,070,000 for 2018.
The 2019 appropriation includes $230,000 for 2018 and $2,070,000 for 2019.
Subd. 4. Multicounty, multitype library systems.
For aid under Minnesota Statutes, sections 134.353 and 134.354, to multicounty, multitype library systems:
The 2018 appropriation includes $130,000 for 2017 and $1,800,000 for 2018.
The 2019 appropriation includes $200,000 for 2018 and $1,800,000 for 2019.
HF 1484 Rep. Jeff Howe, (GOP, 13A) [Bill details]
SF 2218 Sen. Bill Ingebrigtson) (GOP, 8) [Bill details]
Rep. Jeff Howe (GOP Rockville) and Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen (GOP Alexandria) are signed on as chief authors of our $10 million capital investment request for library renovation and construction grants.
School Librarians Grant Pool
HF 2698 Rep Mary Kunesh-Podein (DFL, 41B) [Bill details]
This bill funds a grant pool to enable school districts to increase access to licensed library media specialist in districts which face a shortage of licensed media staff. (HF 2698) Rep Kunhooesh-Podein is a media specialist in the Robbinsdale School District.