VLA/CQ Engage Action Center

VLA Legislative Committee Chair

Tom Shepley, Co-Chair
Pamunkey Regional Library
7527 Library Drive
P.O.Box 119
Hanover, VA 23069
Phone: 804-537-6212
[email protected]

Legislative Committee’s 2021 work is an extension of the 2020 session, which ended right as the pandemic took hold. In 2020, Legislative Committee and our Legislative Liaison, Phil Abraham, achieved the 2020 VLA Legislative Agenda of a $2M increase in state aid for public libraries, which would have come in the form of state aid increasing $1M each year of the biennial budget. However the General Assembly froze this appropriation due to budget uncertainties due to the pandemic. In the special session held in the fall of 2020, we successfully lobbied to retain the $1M increase in funding for FY2021. At the 2021 regular and special session, we successfully lobbied to retain the $1M increase in funding for FY2022.  An additional $500,000 increase achieved at the 2020 Session remained in the base appropriation for both years, bringing the total increase realized over the course of the current biennium to $2.5 million.


2020 VLA Legislative Agenda

 


Legislative Agendas

Previous Legislative Agendas:

2020 VLA Legislative Agenda
2019 VLA Legislative Agenda
2018 VLA Legislative Agenda
2017 VLA Legislative Agenda.pdf
2016 VLA Legislative Agenda
2015 VLA Legislative Agenda
2014 Legislative Agenda
2013 Legislative Agenda
2012 Legislative Agenda
2011 Legislative Agenda
2010 Legislative Agenda
2009 Legislative Agenda
2008 Legislative Agenda
2008 Funding Request Card
2007 Legislative Agenda
2006 Legislative Agenda
2005 Legislative Agenda (no electronic copy currently available. If you have one, please contact [email protected].
2004 Legislative Agenda (no electronic copy currently available. If you have one, please contact [email protected].
2003 Legislative Agenda
2002 Legislative Agenda

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Statements from the VLA Legislative Committee

Statement from VLA Legislative Committee, July 6, 2021