2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5005 (Conference Report)

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Aid to Local Libraries

Item 247 #1c

Item 247 #1c

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Other Education
The Library Of Virginia FY2021 $1,000,000 FY2022 $0 GF

Page 91, line 43, strike "$18,233,584" and insert "$19,233,584".

Page 91, after line 43, insert:

"D. Out of this appropriation, $1,000,000 from the general fund in the first year is designated to provide aid to local libraries to expand broadband access to support Virginia families in virtual learning and job search assistance efforts.  The State Library shall allocate these funds to localities to expand local wi-fi and mobile hotspots."


(This amendment provides general fund support for aid to local libraries. The funding would be used to provide broadband access to citizens, job search assistance, and a virtual learning environment for students and educators.)