Bill Summary for S 784 (2019-2020)

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May 15 2020

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 784 (Public) Filed Thursday, May 14, 2020
AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES TO PROVIDE ONLINE ORIENTATION AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS FOR THE PUBLIC.
Intro. by Smith, Murdock, Robinson.

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Appropriates $3 million in nonrecurring fund for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources to be allocated to the Aid to Public Libraries Fund to provide directed grants to public libraries for training and support to the general public on internet usage and safety, with emphasis on populations less familiar with the internet usage necessary to meet social distancing requirements and respond to the impacts from the coronavirus disease 2019. Requires public libraries to use grants funds to engage in partnerships and use the resources available from specified entities to provide the online orientation and training programs to the general public. Does not require a local match. Effective July 1, 2020.

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