Analysis

Synopsis:

 Senate Bill 253 (SB 2533) appropriates $494,000 to the Higher Education Department for internet access for libraries at colleges and universities.

Analysis:

 Senate Bill 253 (SB 253) appropriates $494,000 from the General Fund to the Higher Education Department (HED). The funding will provide support for internet access needs in libraries.

HED will prioritize in this order 
•	Oldest libraries
•	Libraries that have internet capacity
•	Libraries used the public

Money will be spent in Fiscal Year 2022 and a remaining balance will go back to the General Fund.

SB 253 does not have an effective date. If passed and signed into law, the assumed effective date is 90 days after the end of the session, June 18.

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