The following information was shared via email with the library community on Thursday, March 30, 2017 by Sam Walseth, Capitol Hill Associates, in his role as the MLA-ITEM lobbyist.
Senate Legacy Bill
The Senate Legacy bill was made public today. The Senate Environment & Legacy committee will go through the bill tomorrow in committee at 10am. The bill includes $2.2 million/year for regional library system legacy funds and $300,000/year for the digital library.
As a reminder, the House Legacy bill includes $2.75 million in FY 18 and $2.5 million in FY 19 for regional library systems legacy funding and $375,000/year for the digital library project.
Here you can see the Senate Legacy spreadsheet (scroll to lines 271 regional systems, 279 digital library).
Click here to view the Senate Legacy bill (scroll to lines 62.29 regional systems, 65.26 digital library).
Samuel P. Walseth, Capitol Hill Associates