Bill Text: MI SB0520 | 2009-2010 | 95th Legislature | Engrossed
Bill Title: Libraries; other; department of history, arts, and libraries; abolish, and transfer responsibilities to department of state. Amends title & secs. 2 & 25 of 1977 PA 89 (MCL 397.552 & 397.575). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0503'09 [Track Bill]
Status: 2009-09-02 - Referred To Committee On Judiciary [SB0520 Detail]
SB-0520, As Passed Senate, August 27, 2009
SENATE BILL No. 520
April 30, 2009, Introduced by Senators JANSEN, ALLEN, BROWN and JELINEK and referred to the Committee on Commerce and Tourism.
A bill to amend 1977 PA 89, entitled
"State aid to public libraries act,"
by amending the title and sections 2 and 25 (MCL 397.552 and
397.575), as amended by 2001 PA 65.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
An act to provide for the establishment of cooperative
libraries; to prescribe the powers and duties of the department of
arts, and libraries
libraries participating in cooperative libraries; to prescribe the
powers and duties of cooperative library boards; to provide an
appropriation; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.
Sec. 2. As used in this act:
"Department" means the department of
history, arts, and libraries
(b) "Local board" means the board of trustees or directors
that has as its primary purpose the supervision of a local public
library, or that board contracting for library service, or, if such
a board does not exist, the legislative body of the local
government that maintains the public library.
(c) "Local support" means funds from tax sources, gifts,
endowments, penal fines, or other funds received from local
sources, excluding state and federal aid as stated in this act.
(d) "Public library" means a library that is lawfully
established for free public purposes by 1 or more counties, cities,
townships, villages, school districts, or other local governments
or a combination thereof, or by a public or local act, the entire
interests of which belong to the general public. Public library
does not include a special library such as a professional,
technical, or school library.
(e) "Cooperative board" means the governing board of a
(f) "Cooperative library" means the library or service center
designated by a cooperative board to execute services established
by a cooperative plan and provided to libraries participating in a
Sec. 25. (1) There is appropriated for public libraries from
the general fund of the state for the fiscal year ending September
30, 1977, and for each fiscal year thereafter, the sum necessary to
fulfill the requirements of this act. The appropriation shall be
distributed as provided in this act.
(2) It is the intent of the legislature that money available
in subsection (1) be used solely for assistance to public libraries
or cooperative libraries and not for the administrative expenses of
library of Michigan or the department of
history, arts, and libraries
Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect
unless Senate Bill No. 503
of the 95th Legislature is enacted into law.