Md. Code, Educ. § 23-205

Current with changes from the 2024 legislative session from Chs. 2 through 1049, effective on or before 6/1/2024
Section 23-205 - [Effective Until 7/1/2024] Funding for programs
(a) Subject to subsection (g) of this section, each year, the State Library Board may include in its budget operating funds for:
(1) The State Library Resource Center;
(2) Each regional resource center;
(3) The Maryland Library for the Blind and Print Disabled;
(4) The Deaf Culture Digital Library; and
(5) Each metropolitan cooperative service program.
(b)
(1) Subject to subsection (g) of this section, the State shall pay all capital expenses for:
(i) The State Library Resource Center; and
(ii) Each regional resource center.
(2) Before any money is spent under this subsection, the appropriate board of library trustees shall:
(i) Have the project approved by the State Library Board;
(ii) Through the State Library Board, submit the request to the Department of Budget and Management for consideration under Title 3, Subtitle 6 of the State Finance and Procurement Article; and
(iii) Agree to reimburse the State Library Board an amount the State Library Board determines if the facility ceases to be used for a resource center or cooperative service program.
(c)
(1) Subject to subsection (g) of this section, each year each participating regional resource center shall receive a minimum amount of funding for each resident of the area served, to be used for operating and capital expenses.
(2) The allocation shall be calculated as follows:
(i) For each of fiscal years 2011 through 2015............ $6.75 per each resident of the area served;
(ii) For fiscal year 2016.................................................. $6.95 per each resident of the area served;
(iii) For fiscal year 2017.................................................. $7.15 per each resident of the area served;
(iv) For fiscal year 2018.................................................. $7.55 per each resident of the area served;
(v) For fiscal year 2019.................................................. $7.95 per each resident of the area served;
(vi) For fiscal year 2020.................................................. $8.35 per each resident of the area served;
(vii) For fiscal year 2021.................................................. $8.55 per each resident of the area served;
(viii) For fiscal year 2022.................................................. $8.75 per each resident of the area served;
(ix) For fiscal year 2023.................................................. $9.19 per each resident of the area served;
(x) For fiscal year 2024.................................................. $9.39 per each resident of the area served;
(xi) For fiscal year 2025.................................................. $9.59 per each resident of the area served;
(xii) For fiscal year 2026.................................................. $9.79 per each resident of the area served; and
(xiii) For fiscal year 2027 and each fiscal year thereafter............................................................................................................ $9.99 per each resident of the area served.
(d)
(1) Subject to subsection (g) of this section, each year the State Library Resource Center shall receive a minimum amount of funding for each State resident in the previous fiscal year, to be used for operating and capital expenses.
(2) The allocation shall be calculated as follows:
(i) For each of fiscal years 2010 through 2016............ $1.67 per State resident;
(ii) For fiscal year 2017................................................. $1.69 per State resident;
(iii) For fiscal year 2018................................................. $1.73 per State resident;
(iv) For fiscal year 2019................................................. $1.77 per State resident;
(v) For fiscal year 2020................................................. $1.81 per State resident;
(vi) For fiscal year 2021................................................. $1.85 per State resident;
(vii) For fiscal year 2022................................................. $1.89 per State resident;
(viii) For fiscal year 2023................................................. $1.93 per State resident; and
(ix) For fiscal year 2024 and each fiscal year thereafter........................................................................................................... $1.97 per State resident.
(e) Subject to subsection (g) of this section, beginning in fiscal year 2016 and in each fiscal year thereafter, the Maryland Library for the Blind and Print Disabled shall receive an amount equivalent to at least 25% of the amount received by the State Library Resource Center for the same fiscal year under subsection (d) of this section.
(f)
(1) The State Library Board shall:
(i) Disburse funds to the State and regional resource centers, the Maryland Library for the Blind and Print Disabled, and metropolitan cooperative service programs; and
(ii) Require that these funds be used subject to any conditions specified by the appropriating agency or imposed under this subtitle.
(2) The State Library Board may authorize the State Comptroller to withhold funds from any regional resource center or metropolitan cooperative service program that fails to meet the standards adopted by the State Library Board.
(g)
(1) Receipt of funding under this section is contingent on a library, resource center, or metropolitan cooperative service program adopting a written policy for operation of the library, center, or program that is consistent with the State standards for libraries.
(2)
(i) The Comptroller shall withhold all State funds from any regional resource center or metropolitan cooperative service program that the State Library Board certifies has failed to meet the State standards for libraries.
(ii) The Comptroller shall continue to withhold funds under subparagraph (i) of this paragraph until the State Library Board certifies that the regional resource center or metropolitan cooperative service program has adopted a written policy consistent with the State standards for libraries.

Md. Code, ED § 23-205

Amended by 2024 Md. Laws, Ch. 130,Sec. 1, eff. 4/25/2024.
Amended by 2024 Md. Laws, Ch. 129,Sec. 1, eff. 4/25/2024.
Amended by 2022 Md. Laws, Ch. 497, Sec. 1, eff. 7/1/2022.
Amended by 2022 Md. Laws, Ch. 496, Sec. 1, eff. 7/1/2022.
Amended by 2021 Md. Laws, Ch. 27, Sec. 1, eff. 3/12/2021.
Amended by 2021 Md. Laws, Ch. 6, Sec. 1, eff. 3/11/2021.
Amended by 2020 Md. Laws, Ch. 273, Sec. 1, eff. 10/1/2020.
Amended by 2020 Md. Laws, Ch. 272, Sec. 1, eff. 10/1/2020.
Amended by 2017 Md. Laws, Ch. 338, Sec. 1, eff. 7/1/2017.
Amended by 2017 Md. Laws, Ch. 337, Sec. 1, eff. 7/1/2017.
Amended by 2016 Md. Laws, Ch. 549, Sec. 1, eff. 7/1/2016.
Amended by 2015 Md. Laws, Ch. 489, Sec. 1, eff. 6/1/2015.
Amended by 2014 Md. Laws, Ch. 500, Sec. 1, eff. 7/1/2014.
Amended by 2014 Md. Laws, Ch. 498, Sec. 1, eff. 7/1/2014.
This section is set out more than once due to postponed, multiple, or conflicting amendments.