Resources & 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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Legislator Contact Info

How to find and contact your Minnesota Senator or Representative

  1. Visit the Who Represents Me website.

  2. Enter in your home address.

  3. Click on your Minnesota Senator or Representative, which will bring you to their webpage.

  4. On your Senator or Representative webpage, look for contact information.

Senate Membership & Committees (including social media accounts)

House Membership & Committees (including social media accounts)