The following information was shared via email with the library community on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by Sam Walseth, Capitol Hill Associates, in his role as the MLA-ITEM lobbyist.
The House Omnibus Legacy bill has been posted. It will be discussed Monday, March 26 afternoon and voted out of committee.
You can read it here
Scroll to lines 74.2 to find $375,000/year for the digital library project.
Scroll to lines 74.24 to find $2.75 million in FY 18 and $2.5 million in FY 19 for regional library systems legacy funding.
In other news –
Ann Hokanson, Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative, did a great job representing us in the Senate Legacy committee. Many thanks to her and Sen. Senjem for their work in getting us this far in the Senate’s process. No word yet on when the Senate Legacy bill will be released. I’m going to guess sometime next week.
Samuel P. Walseth, Capitol Hill Associates