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

Chapter 174

S 3023-A/ A 1094-Aexternal link opens in a new window

Love Your Library Fund: An Act to amend the tax law and the state finance law in relation to the Love Your Library Fund. Allows for a gift to the Love Your Library Fund on corporate and personal income tax return forms. These funds will help support public library summer reading programs. The funds will be disseminated to public library systems in accordance with the provisions of Education Law 273 (10) State Aid for Summer Reading Programs. Signed by Governor, 8/21/17

2017 Laws Relating to Dormitory Authority Construction/Financing Services

Chapter 41

S 4358/ A 5529external link opens in a new window

Amends Chapter 672 of the laws of 1993, amending the public authorities law relating to the construction and financing of facilities for certain public libraries, in relation to including the Port Jefferson Free Library within the provisions of such chapter. Authorizes the provision of financing by the dormitory authority to the Port Jefferson Free Library. Signed by Governor, 6/23/17

Chapter 318

S 5760/ A 7497 external link opens in a new window

Amends Chapter 672 of the laws of 1993, amending the public authorities law relating to the construction and financing of facilities for certain public libraries, in relation to including the Bethlehem Public Library within the provisions of such chapter. Authorizes the provision of financing by the dormitory authority to the Bethlehem Public Library. Signed by Governor, 9/13/17

2017 Laws Relating to Libraries and Library Systems

Chapter 346

S 3010/ A 5810-A external link opens in a new window Relates to the Empire State Development Corporation conducting a study at least once every five years, on the economic impact of public libraries and public library systems in New York state. Signed by the Governor 10/23/2017
Last Updated: October 24, 2017 -- asm; for questions or comments contact Carol Desch