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File #: Int 0114-2014    Version: * Name: Appropriation of funds for the operation and maintenance of the library systems.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Finance
On agenda: 2/26/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to appropriation of funds for the operation and maintenance of the library systems.
Sponsors: James G. Van Bramer, Vincent J. Gentile, Costa G. Constantinides, I. Daneek Miller
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017*James G. Van Bramer City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2014*James G. Van Bramer City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2014*James G. Van Bramer City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 114
By Council Members Van Bramer, Gentile, Constantinides and Miller
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to appropriation of funds for the operation and maintenance of the library systems.
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
      Section 1.  Legislative findings and intent.  The council finds that the public libraries of the city of New York provide essential educational and cultural services to the citizens of the city and enrich the education and well-being of the communities they serve, including children and seniors.  The council further finds that without adequate and consistent funding, the libraries are unable to fulfill their mission, and the deficiency undermines their strength in the communities they serve.  The council finds that each year the city's public libraries are threatened with drastic funding cuts from the city of New York, and that such threats are harmful to the operational integrity of the libraries; cause unnecessary confusion to the libraries' patrons; and anxiety to the libraries' employees.  The council finds that the three public library systems serving the city's citizens receive a far smaller percentage of local support when compared to other urban library systems across the country.  The council further finds that an equitable means to remedy this problem is to allocate a certain portion of the city's appropriation to ensure that the libraries and the citizens of New York City know that sufficient funds will be available each year to fund library services.
     § 2.  Section 5-509 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
     7.  Upon agreement between the mayor and the council, a sum representing two and one-half percent of the real property tax revenue assessed each fiscal year shall be appropriated to the operation and maintenance of the library systems.
     § 3.  This local law shall take effect immediately.
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