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Rhoads Files Legislation to Allow Counties to Create Library Districts

BOOKS 300FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/14/14) - Sen. Jerry P. Rhoads today filed legislation creating an alternate method of establishing a library district in counties that do not currently have a library district.

Senate Bill 75 would allow the fiscal courts in those counties that do not have a library district to create a library taxing district by ordinance.

A library district created by this method would be governed by a five-citizen board appointed by the County Judge-Executive with approval of the fiscal court. That board, with the approval of the fiscal court, would be able to levy a tax to support the library district. That tax could be no greater than the state maximum of 20 cents on each $100 of the assessed value of property in the district. Such a tax would require fiscal court approval of the initial rate and any subsequent modification.

The fiscal court would have final authority over the tax rate.

"This legislation would provide an opportunity for counties such as Hopkins and Christian to have a sufficient, dependable and predictable revenue stream for our local libraries," said Senator Rhoads, D-Madisonville.

The legislation, which the senator also filed in 2012 and 2013, has strong support from both Hopkins County Judge-Executive Donnie Carroll and Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble. The Kentucky Association of Counties endorsed the legislation in the 2012 and 2013 sessions.

"This legislation recognizes the value of a strong county library system and gives counties without a library district an important option to provide sufficient funding for their libraries," Senator Rhoads added. SB 75 will be considered during the 2014 Session.

Senator Rhoads represents the 6th Senatorial District that includes Butler, Hopkins, Muhlenberg and Ohio counties.

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