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SF 1134

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/23/2017 09:56am

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A bill for an act
relating to arts and cultural heritage; appropriating money for regional library
systems.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. APPROPRIATION; DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

$2,125,000 in fiscal year 2018 and $2,125,000 in fiscal year 2019 are appropriated from
the arts and cultural heritage fund to the commissioner of education for grants to the 12
Minnesota regional library systems to provide educational opportunities in the arts, history,
literary arts, and cultural heritage of Minnesota. These funds must be allocated using the
formulas in Minnesota Statutes, section 134.355, subdivisions 3, 4, and 5, with the remaining
25 percent to be distributed to all qualifying systems in an amount proportionate to the
number of qualifying system entities in each system. For purposes of this section, "qualifying
system entity" means a public library, a regional library system, a regional library system
headquarters, a county, or an outreach service program. These funds may be used to sponsor
programs provided by regional libraries or to provide grants to local arts and cultural heritage
programs for programs in partnership with regional libraries. These funds must be distributed
in ten equal payments per year. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, the
appropriations encumbered on or before June 30, 2019, as grants or contracts in this section
are available until June 30, 2021.

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