NMLA Library Legislative Bulletin #7

| January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thanks to everyone who attended Library Legislative Day on Friday.

We had a large turnout of librarians and library supporters from all parts of the state, who visited with their legislators and attended the introduction ceremonies in both House and Senate.  The Thursday evening School Libraries Transform New Mexico Reception sponsored by the Advocacy for School Libraries Special Interest Group was also well-attended.

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BILLS INTRODUCED

SENATE BILL 156
INTRODUCED BY Howie C. Morales

“AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE CULTURAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT TO SUPPORT SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING IN THE NATIONAL HISTORY DAY PROGRAM.

      SECTION 1. APPROPRIATION.–One hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) is appropriated from the general fund to the library services program of the cultural affairs department for expenditure in fiscal year 2019 to enable and support schools participating in the national history day program.”

COMMITTEE HEARINGS

HB 207 LIBRARY BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE FUND 
by Candie G. Sweetser, James E. Smith & Stephanie Garcia Richard will be heard in the
HOUSE BUSINESS & INDUSTRY COMMITTEE – DEBBIE A. RODELLA, CHAIR
Monday, January 29, 2018 – 1:30 p.m. – Room 317  (4th of 4 on agenda)

HB 61 SUPREME COURT LAW LIBRARY CHANGES 
by Jimmie C. Hall & Daymon Ely will be heard in the
HOUSE STATE GOVERNMENT, INDIAN & VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE – GEORGENE LOUIS, CHAIR
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. – Room 309  (1st of 6 on agenda)

SB 156  SUPPORT SCHOOLS FOR NATIONAL HISTORY DAY by Howie Morales will be heard in the Senate Indian and Cultural Affairs Committee – SENATOR JOHN PINTO, CHAIRMAN 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018  –  9:00 a.m  –  Room 303  (2nd of 2 on agenda)

COMMITTEE REFERRALS

SM 39   STUDY NEEDS FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIES by William Soules has been referred to the Senate Rules Committee, then to Senate Education Committee.
School librarians will want to attend the Senate Education Committee hearing for SM 39. We will let you know when this is scheduled.

Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair
Legislation Committee
New Mexico Library Association

 

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