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HF 1945

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 04/06/2021 12:58pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/04/2021

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 (a) $2,500,000 in fiscal year 2022 and $2,500,000 in fiscal year 2023 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, 2023, as
grants or contracts under this section are available until June 30, 2025.
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new text begin (b) $125,000 in fiscal year 2022 and $125,000 in fiscal year 2023 are appropriated from
the arts and cultural heritage fund to the commissioner of education for a grant to the entity
designated by the Library of Congress as the Minnesota Center for the Book to provide
statewide programming related to the Minnesota Book Awards and for additional
programming throughout the state related to the Center for the Book designation.
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