2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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JLARC Study State Aid to Local Libraries (language only)

Item 20 #1s

Item 20 #1s

Legislative Department
Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

Page 14, after line 58 insert:
"G.  The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission shall conduct a review of the formula used to allocate state funds for aid to local libraries, as set forth in §41.1-48 of the
Code of Virginia
, to ensure that the formula is an equitable means for distribution of aid among public libraries in Virginia.  The review should recognize changes in funding patterns among local governments and technological changes in library services.  The review should also consider current population caps used in the formula, and their impact on urban libraries.  The Commission shall report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by October 2, 2000."

(This amendment directs JLARC to review the formula used to distribute state aid to local libraries. The current formula may not adequately reflect population growth and shifts.)