HB 1228 Appointment of State Librarian.
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Summary:
Appointment of State Librarian. Transfers authority to appoint the State Librarian from the Governor to the Library Board.

The Commission on State Governmental Management, known as the Hopkins Commission, had agreed in 1974 that appointment authority for agency heads should rest with the Governor; a formal recommendation, supported by Senate Bill No. 667, was submitted in 1977. Although the 1977 Session of the General Assembly approved legislation providing for gubernatorial appointment of the administrative heads of state agencies "notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary," it was not until 1984 that Title 42.1 was amended to clarify that the authority to appoint the State Librarian would be transferred from the Library Board to the Governor.

The Secretary of the Commonwealth became state librarian in 1832 and held this position until 1903, when constitutional revisions and corresponding legislation placed the management of the state library with a library board, appointed by the State Board of Education; this Library Board would select the State Librarian.

Full text:
01/22/96  House: Presented & ordered printed 960901753  pdf
03/06/96  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1228ER)  pdf
04/17/96  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0812)  pdf

Status:
01/22/96  House: Presented & ordered printed 960901753
01/22/96  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/24/96  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: 5
02/01/96  House: Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N)
02/02/96  House: Read first time
02/05/96  House: Read second time and engrossed
02/06/96  House: Read third time and passed House (Block Vote) (100-Y 0-N)
02/06/96  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/06/96  House: Communicated to Senate
02/07/96  Senate: Read first time
02/07/96  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/21/96  Senate: Reported from General Laws (15-Y 0-N)
02/22/96  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/22/96  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/96  Senate: Read third time
02/23/96  Senate: Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/96  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/96  Senate: Rec. of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/23/96  Senate: VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/23/96  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/23/96  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/96  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1228ER)
03/08/96  House: Enrolled
03/09/96  House: Signed by Speaker
03/10/96  Senate: Signed by President
04/07/96  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 812 (effective 7/1/96)
04/17/96  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0812)