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  • NJ A2227
  • Makes a $3 million supplemental appropriation for increased Per Capita Library Aid.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill makes a supplemental appropriation of $3 million from the General Fund to increase the State fiscal year 2016 funding for Per Capita Library Aid. The purpose of the bill is to better enable the State's libraries to serve the public with access to information and cultural enrichment. Per Capita Library Aid has waned over the course of the Great Recession. Per Capita Library Aid Over the Past Ten Fiscal Years FY16 $3.676 million FY15 $3.676 million FY14 $3.676 million FY13 $3.676 million FY12 $3.676 million FY11 $3.676 million FY10 $7.176 million FY09 $7.973 million FY08 $8.665 million FY07 $8.665 million Meanwhile, as funding for Per Capita Library Aid has dwindled, the State's population has increased by approximately 400,000 residents and visits to public libraries have grown over 20%. Now, as New Jersey emerges from the Great Recession, it is time to replenish Per Capita Library Aid to better afford the public access to the informative and cultural opportunities indicative of a blossoming recovery.
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Budget Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Budget Committee
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