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State Status/Date Level Summary
LAPassed 06/2013P-12School Libraries
H.C.R. 69
Requests the state board of elementary and secondary education to reconsider the motion the board adopted that authorizes school systems to request exceptions to requirements in the Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators relative to school libraries. htt...

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DEIssued 09/2011P-12Establishes School Libraries Council
Executive Order 30
Establishes a School Libraries Council for the purpose of improving and extending school library services to all Delaware public and charter school students from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, to support curriculum reform efforts related to school lib...

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PAAdopted 10/2010P-12A Study of Library Services
H.R. 987
A Resolution urging the State Board of Education with the Department of Education to conduct a study of the Commonwealth's public school library services for students in kindergarten through grade 12, measuring and comparing access to print and electronic reso...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12School Library Program
H.B. 2586
Allows Department of Education to award grants for school library programs; requires school districts to include goals to implement strong school library program in local district continuous improvement plan. Chapter 840
http://www.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measpd...

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ALSigned into law 05/2009P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Alabama Virtual Library
H.B. 322
Establishes the Alabama Virtual Library and the Alabama Virtual Library Executive Council, and executive council membership, responsibilities and duties. Includes 3 appointees each of state superintendent, chancellor of postsecondary education and executive di...

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INSigned into law 04/2009P-12Libraries
H.B. 1372
Allows a library services authority to merge with another authority or a nonprofit corporation, or both, to create a nonprofit corporation; provides for a free or reduced fee library card for a student who is not a resident of a library district but is enrolle...

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MDSigned into law 04/2009P-12Digital Content Access and Connecting STEM Content to Initiatives
S.B. 235
Establishes the MDK12 Digital Library for the purpose of providing access to digital content for K-12 students and educators, improving school library programs with digital technologies, and connecting digital content with State science, technology, engineerin...

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NYAdopted 12/2008P-12Public Librarian Professional Development
Title 8 NYCRR 90.7
Amends rules to require holders of public librarian professional certificates issued after a certain date to complete professional development. ...

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ILGovernor's line-item veto overridden by both houses 09/2008P-12Funding for School Libraries
H.B. 4527
Amends the Library System Act. Increases the amount of grants from the state to public and school libraries. Provides that if moneys appropriated are not sufficient then the grants must be reduced, but they may not be reduced below certain levels. http://www.i...

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ILAdopted 07/2008P-12School Libraries
23 IAC 1.100 thru .515
Pages 485-487 of 902: Specifies requirements that school libraries must meet, in terms of general function, financial resources, facilities and staff.
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume32_issue28.pdf...

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NYSigned into law 08/2007P-12School Library System Mergers
S.B. 4476
Relates to state aid for school library systems; provides additional aid to school library systems affected by boards of cooperative education services (BOCES) mergers. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S04476&sh=t...

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LAAdopted 08/2007P-12School Librarians
LAC 28:CXXXI.673
Revises the requirements for add-on certification as a school librarian to allow three years of successful experience as a school librarian to substitute for the required three-semester-hour school librarian practicum. The change will allow more candidates to ...

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NVSigned into law 06/2007P-12Increased Salaries to Professional School Library Media Specialists
S.B. 166
Requires school districts to pay increased salaries to certain professional school library media specialists who hold certain national certification.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/74th/Bills/SB/SB166_EN.pdf...

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VTSigned into law 05/2007P-12Impact of Libraries
H.B. 99
Creates a legislative interim committee to study the impact of Vermont's public libraries on increased literacy, computer and internet access, and adult and child resources and services.
http://www.leg.state.vt.us/docs/legdoc.cfm?URL=/docs/2008/bills/passed/H-...

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MNSigned into law 05/2007P-12Library Services to Blind and Physically Handicapped
H.F. 2245 [Services to Blind and Physically Handicapped]
Directs the Department of Education to provide specialized services to the blind and physically handicapped through the Minnesota Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped under a cooperative plan with the National Library Services for the Blind and Ph...

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IASigned into law 04/2007P-12Waivers from Certain Staffing Requirements
S.F. 277 (Section 5 and 8)
Section 5: Strikes and rewrites section 256.11A. Authorizes the board of directors of a school district to file a request by August 1, 2007 for a waiver from the following requirements for the 2007-2008 school year:
a. Apply for a one-year extension of a waiv...

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NMSigned into law 03/2007P-12Rural Library Development Act
H.B. 655
Provides grants to improve existing rural libraries' collections and services and provide resources to plan and establish new rural libraries, provides professional development to librarians and other library staff in rural libraries, connects rural libraries ...

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CAVetoed 09/2006P-12School Library Content Standards
A.B. 2065
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop, and the State Board of Education to adopt, school library content standards. Requires that the standards include information literacy skills that support academic content standards required by exist...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12Teacher Librarians
H.B. 2792 - Section 2, 3 and 49
Beginning July 1, 2006, requires each school district to have a qualified teacher librarian licensed by the board of educational examiners. Directs the state board to establish in rule a definition of and standards for an articulated sequential K-12 media prog...

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GASigned into law 04/2006P-12
Postsec.
Acceptable Use Policies and Blocking Programs
H.B. 1055
Requires every local board, by January 1, 2007, to adopt an acceptable-use policy for its school system. At a minimum, an acceptable-use policy must contain provisions designed to:
(1) Prevent students and employees of the school system from using any computer...

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ARRule Adoption 03/2006Postsec.
Community College
Rules Governing Distribution of Scholarship Assistance
AAC 121.00.05
Proposes rules for distributing scholarship assistance to public libraries in order to address the education needs of public library staff.
http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/ar_rules/rule_proposed/121.00.05-001P.pdf...

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NMRule Adoption 10/2005P-12Performance Evaluation
NMAC 6.69.5, 6.69.5.1 through 6.69.5.11
Relates to performance evaluation system requirements for librarian-teachers NEW MEXICO REG 4424 (SN)...

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PASigned into law 07/2005P-12Library Funding
H.B. 1304
Amends funding formula for allocating library funds in 2005-2006. Includes a district center restoration amount. http://www2.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/BI/BT/2005/0/HB1304P2562.pdf...

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TXSigned into law 06/2005P-12Group Purchasing for School Libraries
S.B. 483
Relating to allowing designated public school libraries to participate in group purchasing agreements with the TexShare Library Consortium....

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Incentives for Teacher Recruitment and Retention in High-Priority Districts
S.B. 1044 (section 31)
Includes guidance counselors and librarians in definition of "teacher" or "teachers" in provisions relating to incentives for teacher recruitment and retention in high-priority districts. Clarifies that all teachers not newly signed to work in a high-priority ...

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ALSigned into law 05/2004P-12Virtual Library
S.B. 393
Recognizes and establishing the Alabama Virtual Library as an educational entity for public school students; may receive funds from Education Trust Fund Rainy Day Account. http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLogin.asp...

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DESigned into law 04/2004P-12Public Education Classroom Instruction Fund
S.B. 231
Appropriates $9,000,000 from the Federal Fiscal Relief Fund to the State's school districts and charter schools for the purchase of instructional technology, textbooks, and library books and materials. http://www.legis.state.de.us/Legislature.nsf/fsLIS?openfra...

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DERule Adoption 10/2003P-12Certification Library/Media Specialist
14 DAC 1547
Amending regulation 347 and moves it to Section 1547, Certification Librarian/Media Specialist. Complies with changes in statute regarding the licensure and certification of educators. Aligns with national standards for library media specialists. http://www.st...

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NVSigned into law 05/2003P-12Public School Libraries
A.B. 407
Authorizes school districts to open public school libraries to general public during times that are not regular school hours....

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COSigned into law 05/2003P-12Return of Library Resources
H.B. 1333
Permits a board of education of a school district to require the replacement or return of library resources by withholding a student's diploma, transcript, or grades at the end of a semester or school year; directs the school district to make a reasonable effo...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Public School Library
H.B. 2791
Creates the Public School Library Media and Technology Act; defines the position of library media specialist; requires library media centers to have written policies to establish guidelines for the selection, removal, and retention of materials; requires the s...

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KSSigned into law 04/2003P-12Kansas City Board Establishing Public Library and Branch Libraries
S.B. 82
Allows Kansas City board to establish and maintain a public library and branch libraries, to be paid for from general, building and retirement funds in the same fashion as school expenditures. To maintain this library and branches, the board is authorized to ...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Digital Library Development
H.B. 2048
Relates to the department of education - Arkansas state library - Arkansas digital library development appropriation for the 2003-2005 biennium. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/hb2048.pdf...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12Library Materials Act
A.B. 1781
Repeals certain provisions of the California Classroom Library Materials Act of 1999. Authorizes a school district to use funding from the Instructional Materials Fund to purchase classroom library materials on the condition the school district develop a distr...

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HISigned into law 05/2001P-12Librarian's Salary
H.B. 1048
Provides that the salary of the state librarian shall be set by the Board of Education as a rate no greater than $120,000. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2001/bills/hb1048_sd1_.htm...

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SCSigned into law 10/2000P-12Internet Blocks
H.B. 4426
Requires the governing boards of certain libraries including public school or higher education institution libraries that have computers which can access the Internet and are available for use by the public or students, or both, to develop use policies therefo...

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GASigned into law 05/2000Postsec.Electronic Documents
H.B. 1358
Act No. 856., Provides that any person or agency required to submit to the director of the University of Georgia Libraries copies of documents shall also submit such documents in electronic form if available....

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KYSigned into law 03/2000P-12Libraries
H.B. 324
Requires each public elementary and secondary school to establish and maintain a school library media center that is staffed by a certified school media librarian; requires school council to consult with the school media librarian on matters pertaining to the ...

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