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Special Legislative District Public Library

  • State legislation authorizes local election to establish and fund a new library, specifies library service area and process for electing trustees and bonding for capital projects
  • Once state bill is passed, local election held to create the library, approve an initial budget and elect trustees
  • If voters authorize the creation of the district, the old library is dissolved with assets being transferred to the new entity, which must be chartered by the Board of Regents
  • New entity is separate from any municipality
  • Municipality collects the taxes authorized by the vote and turns money over the library
  • Library has ability to place bonding propositions on ballot for capital improvements