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Budget Summary FY2016

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70009401 - Regional Libraries Local Aid
Data Current as of:  8/19/2015

Account Description FY2015
7000-9401 Regional Libraries Local Aid
For state aid to regional public libraries; provided, that the board of library commissioners may provide quarterly advances of funds for the purposes authorized by clauses (1) and (3) of section 19C of chapter 78 of the General Laws, as it considers proper, to regional public library systems throughout each fiscal year, in compliance with the office of the comptroller's regulations on state grants, 815 C.M.R. 2.00; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, in calculating the fiscal year 2016 distribution of funds appropriated in this item, the board of library commissioners shall employ population figures used to calculate the fiscal year 2015 distribution; provided further, that the board shall provide funds for the continued operation of a single regional library system to serve the different geographic regions of the commonwealth in both eastern and western Massachusetts to serve the residents of those regions; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary the library of the commonwealth shall receive not less than 40.7 cents for each resident of the commonwealth; and provided further, that not less than $55,000 shall be expended for traffic improvements at the Milton public library

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