WEST virginia Legislature
2017 regular session
House Bill 2332
By Delegates Rowe, Pushkin, Fluharty and Sobonya
[Introduced February 10,
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
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
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.