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CLA 2019 Legislative Agenda

Posted By CLC Staff, Friday, February 1, 2019
Updated: Friday, March 1, 2019

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The Connecticut Library Association has released its legislative agenda for 2019. Here is what you can do:


Key message:  Restored State Library Funding = More Resource Sharing Across CT


Budgetary Initiatives:

  • Restore state support for the Statewide Digital Library by $415,000
  • Restore state support for Connecticut Library Consortium by $208,100 to cover at least 30% of its budget
  • Restore state support for borrowIT CT by $300,000—that’s .005% of the overall value of the program
  • Restore $250,000 to the Legal Legislative Library Materials line to secure up-to-date online legal resources as well as purchase new titles for the State Library

Legislative Initiatives

  • Net Neutrality: Support equitable access to the internet for all regardless of internet provider or website visited.
  • Census 2020: Libraries are essential, trusted partners in achieving a complete count in the 2020 Census—they need support to host community outreach activities and enable respondents to complete the Census form online.
  • Public Library Regionalization: Adopt legislation that will enable communities to voluntarily regionalize local libraries to provide more robust services.
  • Student Privacy Rights in an electronic age: Support legislation establishing a clause mandating all database contracts conform to the CT Data Privacy Act.
  • Confidentiality of Library Records: Extend the privacy guaranteed to public library records to include academic libraries.

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