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2019 Session

Budget Bill - HB1700 (Enrolled)

The Library Of Virginia

Item 238

Item 238

First Year - FY2019Second Year - FY2020
Financial Assistance for Educational, Cultural, Community, and Artistic Affairs (14300)$16,483,584$16,733,584
$17,233,584
State Formula Aid for Local Public Libraries (14301)FY2019 $16,483,584FY2020 $16,733,584
$17,233,584
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2019 $16,483,584FY2020 $16,733,584
$17,233,584

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 $190,070 the first year and $190,070 the second year from the general fund to supplement the state formula aid distribution provided in Title 42.1, Code of Virginia, for Fairfax Public Library System.


C. Out of this appropriation, $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year from the general fund is designated for the Eastern Shore Public Library to support construction of a new library.


D. Out of this appropriation, $250,000 the first year and $500,000 $1,000,000 the second year from the general fund of the total amounts for aid to libraries may be used for summer reading materials and programs or for STEAM instructional materials.