SB 1261 Commission on The Library of Virginia.
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Summary as introduced:
Commission on The Library of Virginia. Codifies the SJR 173 (1998) Joint Subcommittee Studying The Library of Virginia as the 11-member Commission on The Library of Virginia, a legislative agency that will include the Librarian of Virginia and the State Archivist as ex officio, nonvoting members. The Commission is to (i) recommend policies, legislation and funding that help ensure the fulfillment of The Library’s multi-faceted mission; (ii) review The Library’s document preservation techniques and archival practices, archival storage and space needs, and preservation efforts, and recommend preservation priorities; (iii) make recommendations regarding the advancement of new technologies that would increase accessibility of Library holdings for citizens throughout Virginia; (iv) encourage the development of programs and curricula within the state’s higher education institutions for the training of personnel involved with archival collections; and (v) review and make recommendations regarding other issues involving The Library, public libraries in the Commonwealth, and archival holdings as determined necessary.

Initially established in 1994 pursuant to SJR 96 to study the future and possible reorganization of the Commonwealth’s state library agency, to inventory the collection of historical art work in the State Capitol, and to develop recommendations regarding its restoration and preservation, the joint subcommittee has examined, among other things, The Library’s internal reorganization plan; funding and staffing levels for the various divisions within The Library and the Archives; current and projected storage and space needs; and preservation efforts.

Full text:
01/21/99  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 992739753  pdf

01/21/99  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 992739753
01/21/99  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rules
02/07/99  Senate: Reported from Rules (16-Y 0-N)
02/08/99  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/08/99  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
02/09/99  Senate: Read second time and engrossed
02/09/99  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/09/99  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
02/09/99  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/09/99  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
02/09/99  Senate: Communicated to House
02/12/99  House: Placed on Calendar
02/15/99  House: Read first time
02/15/99  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/15/99  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: 5
02/22/99  House: Failed to report (defeated) in G.L. w/amd (11-Y 11-N)