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§ 271. Apportionment of state aid to Indian libraries. Any Indian
library chartered by the regents or in the absence of such library any
tribal government contracting for service from a chartered and
registered library or approved library system, shall be entitled to
receive state aid during each calendar year consisting of the following
amounts:

 1. Eighteen thousand dollars, and

 2. The sum of eighteen dollars and twenty cents per capita for persons
residing on the reservation served by the Indian library or contract as
shown by the latest federal census or certified by the New York state
director of Indian services, and

 3. The sum of one dollar and fifty cents per acre of area served by
the Indian library or contract.

Such sums shall be paid annually to the Indian library board of
trustees for the use of the Indian library, or in the absence of such a
board, to the tribal government for a contract for library service.
Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to diminish the
funds, services or supplies provided to any Indian library by a library
system as defined in section two hundred seventy-two of this article.
Increases in appropriations for such purposes during a calendar year
shall be pro rated.

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