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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"

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