Legislative Issues and Documents

Resources & Documents

MLA + ITEM 2021 Legislative Priorities

2021 Legislative Priorities 1.22.21.pdf

MLA + ITEM Active Proposed Bills

2021 MLA Active Bills.pdf

Things to Know

Minitex Funding

Bills introduced in both Higher Education and K-12 Education finance committees indicate maintaining funding for Minitex. HF 1065/SF 960 is Governor Walz' Education budget bill which includes $900,000/year for Electronic Library of Minnesota. HF 993/SF 975 is is Governor Walz' Higher Education budget bill which includes $5,905,000 for MNLINK and Minitex.

Public Libraries

There are 2 bills that affect public libraries, the Legacy bill, SF 1832/HF 1945, and the Regional Library Basic System Support (RLBSS) bill, SF 1131/HF 1710. Public library advocates may also share this document.

Legacy

The Library Legacy bill, SF 1832/HF 1945, includes a direct appropriation of $125,000.00 in fiscal year 2022 and $125,000.00 in fiscal year 2023 for the Minnesota Center for the Book.

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