SB 798 Modifies provisions relating to libraries
Sponsor: Wallingford
LR Number: 5432S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Local Government and Elections
Last Action: 3/15/2018 - Voted Do Pass S Local Government and Elections Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2018

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SB 798 - This act modifies several provisions relating to libraries.

The act modifies membership of the Secretary of State's Council on Library Development to designate that members of the House of Representatives, members of the Senate, and the State Librarian shall serve as ex-officio members.

Under current law, participating libraries, as defined in the act, are required to maintain paper copies of designated publications, make them available to the public, and assist agencies in the distribution of such publications. The act removes the definition of participating libraries and all provisions relating to participating libraries.

The act modifies the responsibilities of various agencies, the Secretary of State, and the state library in making state publications available to the public.

Additionally, any city not already served by a county or other established library district maintaining a free public library from its own resources without a levy or tax specifically for the support of such library shall be eligible for state aid as specified under the act.

The act repeals a provision allowing the state library to enter into agreements with participating libraries.