2006 Special Session I

Budget Bill - SB5001 (Introduced)

The Library of Virginia

Item 259

Item 259 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2005Second Year - FY2006
Financial Assistance for Cultural and Artistic Affairs (14300)$16,191,477$16,580,477
Financial Assistance to Public Libraries - Formula Aid (14301)FY2005 $16,191,477FY2006 $16,580,477
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2005 $16,034,533FY2006 $16,423,533
Federal TrustFY2005 $156,944FY2006 $156,944

Authority: Title 42.1, Chapter 3, Code of Virginia.

A.  It is the objective of the Commonwealth that all local public libraries receiving state aid provide access to their patrons to worldwide electronic information on the Internet. It is the intent of the General Assembly that local public libraries receiving state aid invest in the technology necessary to provide or enhance this service.

B.  Included in this appropriation is $89,000 from the general fund in the second year to supplement the state formula aid distribution provided in Title 42.1, Code of Virginia, for libraries or library systems serving populations greater than 600,000.