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House Bill 1343 closer look

HB 1343 Update

The Senate committee listened to your feedback and public libraries' concerns and gave HB 1343 some much-needed amendments.

The bill now contains "guardrails" that will protect libraries from having their budgets reviewed without cause or cut excessively! The bill must go back to the House for approvals since it has changed, and it may still receive further revisions. We will continue to monitor the bill and keep you updated.

Thank These Reps for Supporting Libraries!

While we wait to see what happens next with HB 1343, a big thank you to all of our local reps who supported their library on this issue is in order!

Do consider writing or calling these legislators to thank them for their vote in support of libraries on HB 1343. Just click their name to get in touch!

Sen. Rick Niemeyer
Rep. Lisa Beck
Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon
Rep. Chris Chyung
Rep. Earl Harris, Jr.
Rep. Ragen Hatcher
Rep. Vernon Smith

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