as amended, Wolk.
begin deletePublic library services: foundation program. end delete
Existing law declares that certain provisions relating to public library finance effects a state policy that each public library provide a minimum level of service, known as the foundation program, to the extent state funds are made available for that purpose. Existing law defines the foundation program as those elements of library service which are basic to its function as a provider of information, education, and cultural enrichment to all segments of the community, including, but not limited to, collection development and maintenance, lending services, information services, facility maintenance, and administration. Existing law excludes from the foundation program major capital improvements, which, for purposes of these provisions, is defined as the purchase of real property, the construction or improvement of buildings, and the purchase of equipment and the payment of fees or other costs in connection with the same.end delete
This bill would include technology services in the definition of the foundation program. The bill would also exclude from the meaning of major capital improvements, the purchase of equipment and the payment of fees or other costs in connection with the same.end delete
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 18015 of the Education Code is amended
As used in this chapter:
18(a) “Public library” means a library, or two or more libraries,
19operated as a single entity by one or more public jurisdictions and
20that serves the general public without distinction.
21(b) “Foundation program” means those elements of library
22service that are basic to its function as a provider of information,
P3 1education, and cultural enrichment to all segments of the
2community, including, but not limited to, collection development
3and maintenance, lending services, information and technology
4 services, facility maintenance, and administration. The foundation
5program shall not include major capital improvements, which, for
6purposes of this chapter, shall be defined as the purchase of real
7property and the construction or improvement of buildings.
8(c) “Fiscal officer” means, for a municipal library, the chief
9fiscal officer of the municipality; for a county library or a library
10district under the jurisdiction of the county board of supervisors,
11the chief fiscal officer of the county; and for an independent library
12district, the chief librarian of the district. In the case of a public
13library that provides foundation program service by contract to
14one or more jurisdictions in addition to the jurisdiction or
15jurisdictions with which it is affiliated, the chief fiscal officer of
16the jurisdiction with which it is primarily affiliated shall be deemed
17the fiscal officer for the public library for purposes of this chapter.