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Introduced Version House Bill 2332 History

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WEST virginia Legislature

2017 regular session

Introduced

House Bill 2332

By Delegates Rowe, Pushkin, Fluharty and Sobonya

[Introduced February 10, 2017; Referred
to the Committee on Government Organization then Finance.]

A BILL to amend and reenact §10-1-20 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the West Virginia Library Commission; and requiring the Library Commission to survey the libraries of the state and develop a ten-year plan for construction and maintenance of public libraries.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:


That §10-1-20 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:

ARTICLE 1.  PUBLIC LIBRARIES.


§10-1-20.  Aid to libraries by Library Commission.

The West Virginia Library Commission is hereby authorized and empowered to may render such aid and assistance, financial, advisory and/or otherwise, to public, school, county, or regional libraries, whether established or maintained by said Library Commission or not, under such conditions and rules and regulations as the said commission deems determines necessary to further the interests of the state and best increase the efficiency of the service it is expected to render the public, and for this purpose the Library Commission shall survey the libraries of the state and in consultation with these libraries and other interested parties, the Library Commission shall develop a ten-year plan for construction and maintenance of public libraries in the state.

Having determined that the development and support of such libraries will further the education of the people of the state as a whole and will thereby aid in the discharge of the responsibility of the state to encourage and foster education, the West Virginia Library Commission is authorized and empowered to may pay over and contribute to any board of library directors created and maintained pursuant to the provisions of this article or any special act of the Legislature such sum or sums of money as may be available from funds included in appropriations made for the West Virginia Library Commission for such that purpose.  The amount of any such payment or contribution by the commission to any such local library board of directors shall be determined in accordance with rules and regulations promulgated by the commission.  The Library Commission shall have authority to promulgate rules and regulations may propose rules for legislative approval in accordance with article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of the code governing the manner in which such amount or amounts of money shall be accounted for and expended.

 

 

NOTE:  The purpose of this bill is to require the West Virginia Library Commission to survey the libraries of the state and develop a ten-year plan for construction and maintenance of public libraries.

 

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.

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