2017 Session

Budget Amendments - SB900 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Vogel
Co-Patron(s): Carrico, Dunnavant, Howell, Newman, Saslaw
Library of Virginia - Nine Positions to Extend Days Open

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First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
The Library Of Virginia FY2017 $0 FY2018 $428,571 GF

Page 222, line 35, strike "$6,632,013" and insert "$7,060,584".


(The Governor's amendments to the FY 2017 budget reduced the Library's appropriation by $413,742 and for FY 2018 by $631,297. Occurring after a decade of reductions, the Library has had to eliminate staff and reduce public service hours from 6 days a week to 4. Researchers who use the Library's resources are understandably upset. The elimination of Saturday hours is especially burdensome for people who work full-time. This amendment provides funding for nine critical public service positions and enable the Library to provide public access to Library resources 6 days a week. The Library has only 111 filled positions withing its Maximum Employment Level of 198, so no addition to the MEL is needed.)