Library Legislation in New York State: 2017 Chapters

2017 Laws Relating to State Funding for Libraries

Chapter 50

S 2000-A/ A 3000-Dexternal link opens in a new window

State Operations Budget Bill: includes an appropriation of $95.627 million in Library Aid local assistance funds; $693,000 in state operations funds for the New York State Library for Conservation /Preservation and the Talking Book and Braille Library and $350,000 in state operations funds for the State University of New York for the Conservation /Preservation Statutory Aid Program. Signed by Governor, 4/20/17

Chapter 54

S 2004-D  / A 3004-Dexternal link opens in a new window Capital Projects Budget Bill: includes an appropriation of $24 million in capital funds for the State Aid for Library Construction Program (Education Law 273- a). Signed by Governor, 4/20/17

Chapter 59

S 2009-C/ A 3009-Cexternal link opens in a new window Revenue Bill: includes article VII language for the State support of libraries in that no library, library system or program shall receive less total system or program aid than it received in the year 2001-2002, except as a result of necessary reduction adjustments. Signed by Governor, 4/10/17
Last Updated: June 15, 2017 -- asm; for questions or comments contact Carol Desch