May 26, 2022

Kansas: Legislation in House of Reps to Make Funding For Public Libraries Optional Stalls

From the McPherson Sentinel:

A bill [HB 2719] that would change funding for public libraries in Kansas has stalled after library advocates spoke against it.

The bill would make it optional for cities to fund public libraries. Currently, library funding is a requirement.


The bill has not made any progress since March 14, according to its history on the Kansas State Legislature website.

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See Also: Learn More in this Kansas Library Association Blog Post

See Also: Read the Legislation (via KS State Legislature Website)

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