Statehouse Updates
February 24, 2017
Nearing the halfway point in the Indiana General Assembly 
Thanks to our Legislative Advocates at Bose Public Affairs, we will continue to provide you:
  • Legislative Update from Bose - includes an overview of the prior week of the session, including updates of bills that were heard or died, and summaries of actions taken to advance ILF policy priorities. Review this update for important updates at this point in the session! 

  • Bill Tracking List - Note that this is a  list of bills that may relate to our ILF Policy Priorities. We will provide a separate action alert with key facts or talking points when appropriate. 
Register for the Library Day at the Statehouse - March 14
Indiana Library Federation will hold its Library Day at the Statehouse on Tuesday, March 14. Plan to network with colleagues, meet with your legislators, and celebrate 125 years of ILF.  Learn more or  register.

Note that we hope to celebrate SCR14, a resolution honoring 125 years of Indiana Library Federation, where members may be invited to the front of House and Senate Chambers for a reading of the resolution.
Legislative advocacy works. Thanks, advocates!
And be sure to thank Ways and Means Committee members.
The House released its version of the  Budget Bill, HB1001 last week. We are very pleased to report a $1 million increase in internet connectivity for libraries and stable funding for INSPIRE. If you have a  House Representative on the Ways and Means Committee, please consider emailing or calling with a "thank you for supporting increased funding for internet in libraries and schools."