2018 General Obligation Bonds for Public and Tribal Public Libraries

The 53rd Legislature, State of New Mexico, Second Session, 2018 approved SB0094, the "2018 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act"

Language from the law [SFA/SB0094, pp. 20-21]:

B. for library acquisitions at public libraries... and tribal libraries statewide:
(1) to the cultural affairs department:
(a) four million dollars ($4,000,000)for equipment, library furniture, fixtures and supplemental library resource acquisitions, including print, non-print and electronic resources, collaborative library resources and information technology projects, and for the purchase and installation of broadband internet equipment and infrastructure at non-tribal public libraries statewide; and
(b) seven hundred fifty thousand dollars ($750,000) for equipment, library furniture, fixtures and supplemental library resource acquisitions, including print, non-print and electronic resources, collaborative library resources and information technology projects, and for the purchase and installation of broadband internet equipment and infrastructure at tribal libraries statewide;

Bond B for Libraries' GO Bonds passed with 68.7% of the cast votes in the 2018 General Election of the State.  Voting percentages by county and additional information can be found here: county and precinct level results here.

ALLOCATIONS TO THE PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Allocations are based on the 4.5.8 NMAC, Distribution of Funds.  The allocations are being finalized, using 2017 Estimated Census information for Counties and 2010 U.S. Census for the libraries' Legal Service Areas. 

How are allocations calculated for the GO Bonds? 

TRIBAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES

PUBLIC LIBRARIES

TRIBAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES -- FINAL ALLOCATIONS

By Library

By County

PUBLIC LIBRARIES -- FINAL ALLOCATIONS 

By Library

By County

GO Bonds - Guidance Sheet:  what is generally eligible for reimbursement

 

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Questions?

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