COMMISSION FOR LIBRARIES
33-2506. Library services improvement fund — Established. (1) Policy. The state of Idaho recognizes its responsibility to provide library services to people in all areas of the state. The state acknowledges that the ability of each Idahoan to access information has a critical impact on the state’s economic development, educational success, provision for an informed electorate, and overall quality of life. Realizing that libraries of all types and in all parts of the state must be able to interact and cooperate in order to respond to these informational needs, the state of Idaho hereby creates and establishes in the state treasury the library services improvement fund.
(2) Purpose. The purpose of the library services improvement fund is to further the development of library services for all the people of Idaho. Moneys in the library services improvement fund are appropriated to and may be expended by the board of library commissioners at any time for the purposes provided in this section.
(3) Appropriations and revenues. The library services improvement fund shall have paid into it such appropriations as may be provided or other moneys and donations described in section 33-2503, Idaho Code.
(a) All payments from the library services improvement fund shall be paid out in warrants drawn by the state controller upon presentation of proper vouchers from the commission for libraries. Pending payments out of the library services improvement fund, the moneys in the fund shall be invested by the state treasurer in the same manner as provided under section 67-1210, Idaho Code, with respect to idle moneys in the state treasury. Interest earned on the investments shall be returned to the library services improvement fund.
(b) No library entity is automatically entitled to receive any payments from the library services improvement fund. The board of library commissioners shall establish the criteria upon which actual need is to be determined in accordance with the purposes set forth in this section.
(c) Payments from the library services improvement fund may be used only for the purposes approved by the board of library commissioners. Funding decisions shall be solely within the discretion of the board of library commissioners.
[33-2506, added 1998, ch. 57, sec. 2, p. 213; am. 1999, ch. 33, sec. 1, p. 69; am. 2006, ch. 235, sec. 8, p. 704.]