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91_HB3229 LRB9111263JMcs 1 AN ACT to amend the Illinois Library System Act by 2 changing Sections 8 and 8.4. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Illinois Library System Act is amended by 6 changing Sections 8 and 8.4 as follows: 7 (75 ILCS 10/8) (from Ch. 81, par. 118) 8 Sec. 8. State grants. 9 (a) There shall be a program of State grants within the 10 limitations of funds appropriated by the Illinois General 11 Assembly together with other funds made available by the 12 federal government or other sources for this purpose. This 13 program of State grants shall be administered by the State 14 Librarian in accordance with rules and regulations as 15 provided in Section 3 of this Act and shall include the 16 following: (i) annual equalization grants; (ii) Library 17 System grants; (iii) annual grants to Research and Reference 18 Centers; (iv) per capita grants to public libraries; and (v) 19 planning and construction grants to public libraries and 20 library systems. Libraries, in order to be eligible for 21 grants under this Section, must be members of a library 22 system. 23 (b) An annual grant shall be made to all public 24 libraries for which the corporate authorities levy a tax for 25 all library purposes at a rate not less than .13% of the 26 value of all taxable property as equalized and assessed by 27 the Department of Revenue if the amount of the tax revenue 28 produces less than $10 per capita and at least 10% of the 29 population territory of the library has a personal income at 30 or below the poverty level as determined by the U.S. 31 Department of Commerce Bureau of Census. These libraries -2- LRB9111263JMcs 1 shall be eligible for a grant equivalent to the difference 2 between the amount obtained from a rate of .13% of the value 3 of all taxable property and an annual income of $7.50 per 4 capita. A library that receives a grant under this paragraph 5 that reduces the tax levy below the amount levied at the time 6 the original application is approved shall be ineligible to 7 receive further equalization grants until the levy is 8 increased to or exceeds the rate at which the levy was set at 9 the time the original grant application was approved.
An10 annual equalization grant shall be made to all public11 libraries for which the corporate authorities levy a tax for12 library purposes at a rate not less than .13% of the value13 of all the taxable property as equalized and assessed by the14 Department of Revenue if the amount of tax revenue obtained15 from a rate of .13% produces less than $4.25 per capita. In16 that case, the State Librarian is authorized to make an17 equalization grant equivalent to the difference between the18 amount obtained from a rate of .13% and an annual income of19 $4.25 per capita. If a library receiving an equalization20 grant reduces its tax levy below the amount levied at the21 time the original application is approved, it shall be22 ineligible to receive further equalization grants.23 If a library is subject to the Property Tax Extension 24 Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code and its tax levy for 25 library purposes has been lowered to a rate of less than 26 .13%, the library will qualify for this grant if the library 27 levied a tax for library purposes that met the requirements 28 for this grant in the previous year and if the tax levied for 29 library purposes in the current year produces tax revenue for 30 the library that is an increase over the previous year's 31 extension of 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer 32 Price Index, whichever is less, and the tax revenue produced 33 by this levy is less than $4.25 per capita. In this case, 34 the State Librarian is authorized to make an equalization -3- LRB9111263JMcs 1 grant equivalent to the difference between the amount of tax 2 revenue obtained from the current levy and an annual income 3 of $4.25 per capita. If a library receiving an equalization 4 grant reduces its tax levy below the amount levied at the 5 time the original application is approved, it shall be 6 ineligible to receive further equalization grants. 7 (c) Annual Library System grants shall be made, upon 8 application, to each library system approved by the State 9 Librarian on the following basis: 10 (0.5) The distribution of annual library system 11 grants, from all fund sources for this purpose, at the 12 rate of 90% for distribution by means of area and per 13 capita served, as provided in paragraph (1) of this 14 subsection. Additionally, the remaining 10% of funds 15 available for annual library system grants shall be made 16 available for distribution based upon approved 17 application, by the State Librarian, for the provision of 18 services to member libraries and for technological 19 developments. 20 (1) For cooperative public library systems, public 21 library systems, or multitype library systems, the sum of 22 $1.46 per capita of the population of the area served 23 plus the sum of $50.75 per square mile or fraction 24 thereof of the area served. 25 (2) If the amounts appropriated for grants is 26 different from the amount provided for in paragraph (1) 27 of this subsection, the area and per capita funding shall 28 be proportionately reduced or increased accordingly. 29 Remaining funding comprising 10% of the annual library 30 systems grants shall be distributed upon approval of 31 application for initiatives of library development and 32 technological innovations according to rules and 33 regulations promulgated by the State Librarian on 34 criteria for awarding the grants. -4- LRB9111263JMcs 1 (3) For multitype library systems, additional funds 2 may be appropriated. The appropriation shall be 3 distributed on the same proportional per capita and per 4 square mile basis as provided in paragraph (1) of this 5 subsection. 6 (d) The "area served" for the purposes of this Act means 7 the area that lies within the geographic boundaries of the 8 library system as approved by the State Librarian. In 9 determining the population of the area served by the library 10 system, the Illinois State Library shall use the latest 11 federal census for the political subdivisions in the area 12 served. 13 (e) In order to be eligible for a grant under this 14 Section, the corporate authorities, instead of a tax levy at 15 a particular rate, may provide from a source other than 16 federal revenue sharing an amount equivalent to the amount 17 produced by that levy. 18 (Source: P.A. 89-188, eff. 7-19-95; 90-169, eff. 7-23-97.) 19 (75 ILCS 10/8.4) (from Ch. 81, par. 118.4) 20 Sec. 8.4. School library grants. Beginning July 1, 21 1989, the State Librarian shall make grants annually under 22 this Section to all school districts in the State for the 23 establishment and operation of qualified school libraries, or 24 the additional support of existing qualified school 25 libraries, from funds appropriated by the General Assembly. 26 Such grants shall be in the amount of $1.25 $0.75per student 27 as determined by the official enrollment as of the previous 28 September 30 of the respective school having a qualified 29 school library. If the moneys appropriated for grants under 30 this Section are not sufficient, the State Librarian shall 31 reduce the amount of the grants as necessary; in making these 32 reductions, the State Librarian shall endeavor to provide 33 each school district that has a qualifying school library (i) -5- LRB9111263JMcs 1 at least the same amount per student as the district received 2 under this Section in the preceding fiscal year, and (ii) a 3 total grant of at least $100. 4 To qualify for grants under this Section, a school 5 library must: 6 (1) Be an entity which serves the basic information 7 and library needs of the school's employees and students 8 through a bibliographically organized collection of 9 library materials, has at least one employee whose 10 primary duty is to serve as a librarian, and has a 11 collection permanently supported financially, accessible 12 centrally, and occupying identifiable quarters in one 13 principal location. 14 (2) Meet the requirements for membership in a 15 library system under the provisions of this Act. 16 (3) Have applied for membership in the library 17 system of jurisdiction if the system is a multitype 18 library system under this Act. 19 (4) Provide, as mutually determined by the Illinois 20 State Librarian and the Illinois State Board of 21 Education, library services which either meet or show 22 progress toward meeting the Illinois school library 23 standards as most recently adopted by the Illinois School 24 Library Media Association. 25 (5) Submit a statement certifying that the 26 financial support for the school library or libraries of 27 the applying school district has been maintained 28 undiminished, or if diminished, the percentage of 29 diminution of financial support is no more than the 30 percentage of diminution of the applying school's total 31 financial support for educational and operations purposes 32 since the submission of the last previous application of 33 the school district for the school library per student 34 grant that was funded. -6- LRB9111263JMcs 1 Grants under this Section shall be made only upon 2 application of the school district for its qualified school 3 library or school libraries. 4 (Source: P.A. 91-507, eff. 8-13-99.) 5 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 6 becoming law.
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