NMLA Library Legislative Bulletin 2/7/18

| February 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

HOUSE  ACTIONS

HB 117 LIBRARIAN & HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUNDS by Deborah Armstrong passed the full

House on February 6 on a vote of 66-0. HB 117 adds language to the State Library and Historic Preservation Division statutes “to solicit and receive funds or property, including federal funds and public and private grants, for programs and activities….”  The bill now goes to the Senate.

COMMITTEE HEARINGS

House Appropriations & Finance Committee – PATRICIA A. LUNDSTROM, CHAIR 
Wednesday, February 07, 2018  –  1:30 p.m.  –  Room 307

HB 207  LIBRARY BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE FUND   Sweetser   (4th of 5 on agenda)

“House Bill 207 proposes to create the non-reverting Library Broadband Infrastructure Fund to be managed by the Department of Information Technology and used to match grant money, support grant application preparation and compliance and for mapping and support materials for broadband at public, tribal and school libraries.”  LCS Fiscal Impact Report
https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/18%20Regular/firs/HB0207.PDF

This is the Libraries Transform New Mexico E-Rate Task Force bill.  Library supporters could help by attending this hearing.

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