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SF 2210

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/08/2019 09:11am

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underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
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new text begin $2,500,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $2,500,000 in fiscal year 2021 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. The money 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. The money 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. The money must be distributed
in ten equal payments per year. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, the
appropriations encumbered on or before June 30, 2021, as grants or contracts under this
section are available until June 30, 2023.
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