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"Supporters of all types of libraries must realize the key role the PAC has in helping us achieve our legislative goals."

              -- Sam Stone, Legal Council to TLA

TL-PAC has gained unprecedented visibility for Texas library supporters in the eyes of elected officials. We are proud of the following achievements from the 2009 Legislative Session:

  • HB 962 (Guillen/Sp. Zaffirini): Clarifies existing statute regarding the purchase and acquisition of library materials at community colleges.

  • HB 3756 (Howard/ Sp. Ellis): Updates, clarifies, and amends statutes related to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The bill, filled at the request of TLA and TSLAC, updates language related to the library systems, the TexShare program, Talking Book Program, records management provisions, archival records and the state’s right of recovery, and the Texas Reads license plate program.

  • General Appropriations Act (SB 1): Loan Star Libraries - $3.5 million; Systems - $1.5 million; and Digital Talking Books - $275,000 (each item is for the biennium).

"TL-PAC proves to legislators that we care enough about our libraries to do more than talk."

              -- Dr. Joe McCord, TL-PAC Board Member and past TLA President

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