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Budget Bill - SB30 (Introduced)

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The Library of Virginia

Item 255

Item 255

First Year - FY2001Second Year - FY2002
Statewide Library Services (14200)$5,572,297$5,577,988
Cooperative Library Services (14201)FY2001 $139,775FY2002 $139,775
General Library Services (14202)FY2001 $3,709,208FY2002 $3,711,621
Library Consultation Services (14203)FY2001 $1,200,331FY2002 $1,200,970
Library Services to State Agencies (14204)FY2001 $392,303FY2002 $394,942
Virginia Library Information Network Services (14205)FY2001 $130,680FY2002 $130,680
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2001 $4,006,338FY2002 $4,008,990
SpecialFY2001 $39,027FY2002 $41,666
Federal TrustFY2001 $1,526,932FY2002 $1,527,332

Authority: Title 42.1, Chapters 1 and 3, Code of Virginia.


It is the intent of the General Assembly to continue implementation of "Infopowering the Commonwealth" to provide electronic resources for public libraries and to provide universal access to all citizens of the Commonwealth. For this purpose, $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year from the general fund is included in this appropriation. The Library of Virginia may allocate grants, not to exceed $8,000 each, to local libraries to start up and create Internet capacity. First priority for the grants shall be local libraries that currently do not have adequate hardware to access the Internet. In awarding the grants, The Library of Virginia shall also give consideration to libraries in localities with greatest financial need, as determined by such methods as the local fiscal stress index of the Commission on Local Government.