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2014 House Bill 5617: Let library board members get pay and set pay
  1. Introduced by Rep. Ken Yonker (R) on June 4, 2014, to allow members of the board of directors of a public libraries to be paid, in an amount set by the board itself. Under current law library board members are political appointees who do not receive pay.
    • Referred to the House Local Government Committee on June 4, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on October 2, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
  2. Passed 103 to 4 in the House on November 13, 2014, to allow members of the board of directors of a public libraries to be paid up to $30 per meeting, plus expenses. Library board members are political appointees who under current law do not receive pay.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on December 2, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Local Government & Elections Committee on December 2, 2014.

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