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H0039........................................................by MR. SPEAKER
Requested by Idaho State Library
LIBRARY SERVICES IMPROVEMENT FUND - Amends existing law to change the name
of the State Library Improvement Account to the Library Services
Improvement Fund; to redefine state policy and the purpose of the fund; to
provide for appropriations and revenues; and to provide for payments from
01/11 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
01/11 Rpt prt - to Approp
02/08 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/09 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/10 3rd rdg - PASSED - 66-0-4
AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe,
Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Clark, Crow, Cuddy, Deal,
Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Geddes, Gould,
Hadley, Hammond, Hansen(23), Hansen(29), Henbest, Hornbeck, Judd,
Kellogg, Kempton, Kendell, Kjellander, Kunz, Lake, Limbaugh, Linford,
Mader, Marley, McKague, Meyer, Montgomery, Mortensen, Moyle,
Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Ridinger, Ringo, Robison, Sali,
Schaefer, Sellman, Smith, Stevenson, Stoicheff, Stone, Tilman,
Tippets, Trail, Watson, Wheeler, Williams, Wood, Zimmermann,
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- Jaquet, Jones, Loertscher, Taylor
Floor Sponsor - Pischner
Title apvd - to Senate
02/11 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Fin
02/17 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/18 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/22 3rd rdg - PASSED - 34-0-1
AYES--Andreason, Boatright, Branch, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron,
Crow, Danielson, Darrington, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Geddes,
Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King, Lee, McLaughlin, Noh, Parry,
Richardson, Riggs, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner,
Stennett, Thorne, Twiggs, Wheeler, Whitworth
Absent and excused--Davis
Floor Sponsor - McLaughlin
Title apvd - to House
02/23 To enrol
02/24 Rpt enrol - Sp signed
02/25 Pres signed - to Governor
03/03 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 33
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature First Regular Session - 1999
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 39
BY MR. SPEAKER
Requested by: Idaho State Library
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO THE LIBRARY IMPROVEMENT ACCOUNT; AMENDING SECTION 33-2506, IDAHO
3 CODE, TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE ACCOUNT, TO REDEFINE POLICY AND PURPOSE,
4 TO PROVIDE FOR APPROPRIATIONS AND REVENUES AND TO PROVIDE FOR PAYMENTS
5 FROM THE FUND.
6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 SECTION 1. That Section 33-2506, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
8 amended to read as follows:
9 33-2506. LIBRARY SERVICES IMPROVEMENT ACCOUNT
10 FUND -- ESTABLISHED. (1) Policy. The state of Idaho
11 recognizes its responsibility to provide public library services
12 to its citizens people in both the urban and
13 rural all areas of the state. The state realizes
14 that many citizens of the state receive few library services. Some citizens
15 receive no library services at all. Therefore, there is established
16 acknowledges that the ability of each Idahoan to access information has
17 a critical impact on the state's economic development, educational success,
18 provision for an informed electorate, and overall quality of life. Realizing
19 that libraries of all types and in all parts of the state must be able to
20 interact and cooperate in order to respond to these informational needs, the
21 state of Idaho hereby creates and establishes in the state treasury the
22 library services improvement account fund
23 . The library improvement account shall have paid into it appro-
24 priations or revenues as may be provided by law.
25 (2) Purpose. The purpose of the library services improvement fund
26 is to further the development of library services for all the people of Idaho.
27 Moneys in the library services improvement account
28 fund are appropriated to and may be expended by the state
29 library board at any time for the purposes provided in this section.
30 (3) (a) The board of trustees of any tax-supported city or dis-
31 trict library may apply to the state library board to receive a payment or
32 payments from the library improvement account. Provided however, they
33 must demonstrate to the state library board that their community has a
34 substantial and serious need to have improved library services or a need
35 to expand library services to adjacent rural areas.
36 (b) When an application for moneys from the account is approved by
37 the state library board, the state librarian shall inform the applying
38 library that the application has been approved, citing the amount approved
39 for payment and an estimate of the time when the payment can actually be
40 made to the applying library.
41 Appropriations and revenues. The library services improvement fund
42 shall have paid into it such appropriations as may be provided or other moneys
43 and donations described in section 33-2503, Idaho Code.
1 (4) Payments.
2 (a) All payments from the library services improve-
3 ment account fund shall be paid directly
4 to the library out in warrants drawn by the state con-
5 troller upon presentation of proper vouchers from the state library. Pend-
6 ing payments out of the library services improvement
7 account fund , the moneys in the account
8 fund shall be invested by the state treasurer in the same
9 manner as provided under section 67-1210, Idaho Code, with respect to idle
10 moneys in the state treasury. Interest earned on the investments shall be
11 returned to the library services improvement account
12 fund .
13 ( 5 b ) No tax-supported city or district
14 library entity is automatically entitled to
15 receive any payments from the library services
16 improvement account, but must demonstrate to the state library board
17 an actual need for payment as set forth in subsection (3)(a) of this sec-
18 tion fund . The state library board shall establish the
19 criteria upon which actual need is to be determined in accordance
20 with the purposes set forth in this section . The state
21 library board shall give priority to projects which will improve library
22 services in a community or expand library services into the rural areas of
23 the state.
24 ( 6 c ) Payments from the library services
25 improvement account received by a library fund
26 may be used by the library only for the purposes
27 stated in the application as approved by the state library board.
28 Funding decisions shall be solely within the discretion of the state
29 library board.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This amendment will expand the benefits of the Library Services
Improvement Fund from just public libraries to all types of
libraries, including school, academic, and special.
The State Library is entering into activities such as statewide
database licensing, document delivery, resource sharing, and
literacy programs. Amending 33-2506 will allow funds from all
sources to be deposited to the fund and disbursed as appropriate
and in a timely fashion. Funds could be disbursed to all types of
libraries and for multi-type cooperative projects.
There is no immediate fiscal impact on the general fund. The LSI
Fund does collect interest.
Name: Charles Bolles, Ann Joslin
Agency: State Library
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