Library Legislation in New York State:
2004 Law Relating to State Aid for Libraries
| Chapter 520
||Sponsors: Senator Rath and Assembly Member Tokasz. Removes the sunset provision on the local revenue support
for the Office of Cultural Education (State Library, State Museum and State Archives) and LGRMIP (Local Records
Management Improvement Fund).
| Chapter 303
||Sponsors: Senator Farley and Assembly Member Galef. Creates the "Love your library" distinctive license
plate program to benefit the statewide summer reading program.
2004 Law Relating to Public Library Districts
| Chapter 166
||Sponsors: Senator Wright and Assembly Member Townsend. Creates the Constantia Public Library District in the
town of Constantia, County of Oswego.
| Chapter 88
||Sponsors: Senator Maziarz and Assembly Member DelMonte. Creates the Lewiston Public Library district, Niagara
| Chapter 313
||Sponsors: Senator Seward and Assembly Member Hooker. Creates the D. R. Evarts Library District in Athens, Greene
| Chapter 711
||Sponsors: Senator Flanagan and Assembly Member Fitzpatrick. Amends Chapter 193 of 2001 regarding the Smithtown
Special Library District, Suffolk County.
2004 Law Relating to Dormitory Authority Construction/Financing Services
| Chapter 591
||Sponsors: Senator Balboni and Assembly Member DiNapoli. Includes the Bryant Public Library, Nassau County, on
list of libraries eligible for financing assistance from the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York.
2004 Law -- Other
| Chapter 442
||Sponsors: Senator Farley and Assembly Member Galef. Technical correction to reflect current name of the New
York State Association of Library Trustees (NYSALB), formerly the Library Trustee Foundation.
| Chapter 405
||Sponsor: Assembly Member Canestrari. Designates the supreme court library at Troy as the F. Warren Travers Supreme
Court Library at Troy, Rensselaer County.
December 26, 2012
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