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S.B. 87 Enrolled
This act modifies provisions related to county libraries by modifying the duties of the
library board of directors. The act provides that the library board shall make library
rules in a manner consistent with county ordinances and policies. The act shifts the
trusteeship of donations for the benefit of a library from the library board to the county.
This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
9-7-504, as last amended by Chapter 227, Laws of Utah 1993
9-7-505, as renumbered and amended by Chapter 241, Laws of Utah 1992
9-7-507, as renumbered and amended by Chapter 241, Laws of Utah 1992
9-7-508, as renumbered and amended by Chapter 241, Laws of Utah 1992
9-7-509, as renumbered and amended by Chapter 241, Laws of Utah 1992
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 9-7-504 is amended to read:
9-7-504. Library board duties -- Library fund deposits.
(1) The library board of directors [
(i) the expenditure of the library fund[
(ii) the construction, lease, or sale of library buildings and land[
(iii) the operation and care of the library; and
(b) purchase, lease, or sell land, and purchase, lease, [
for the benefit of the library.
(2) The board [
including, but not limited to, establishing policies for collections and information resources
that are consistent with state and federal law.
(3) (a) All tax moneys received for the library shall be deposited in the county treasury to
the credit of the library fund, and may not be used for any purpose except that of the county
(b) All moneys collected by the library shall be deposited to the credit of the library fund.
Section 2. Section 9-7-505 is amended to read:
9-7-505. Rules -- Use of library.
(1) The [
procedures for the governing of the library.
(2) Each library established under this part shall be free to the use of the inhabitants of
the area taxed for the support of the library, subject to the rules [
Section 3. Section 9-7-507 is amended to read:
9-7-507. Librarian and other personnel.
(1) (a) The library board of directors shall [
for appointment a competent person to serve as librarian [
(b) The county executive shall, within 30 days of the recommendation, either make the
appointment or request that the board submit another recommendation.
(c) The librarian shall be an employee of the county subject to the personnel policies,
procedures, and compensation plans approved by the county executive and county legislative
(d) The librarian shall act as the executive officer for the library board.
(2) (a) All library personnel are employees of the county.
(b) The librarian or the librarian's designee shall hire library personnel in accordance
with the county merit system, personnel policies and procedures, and compensation plans
approved by the county executive and county legislative body.
(3) As used in this section "librarian" means the county library director.
Section 4. Section 9-7-508 is amended to read:
9-7-508. Donations of money or property.
or real estate for the benefit of [
money, personal property, or real estate in the [
benefit and purposes of the library.
(2) The [
hold donated personal property and real estate as prescribed by county ordinance according to the
terms of the deed, gift, devise, or bequest of the property, and the [
Section 5. Section 9-7-509 is amended to read:
9-7-509. Entities may cooperate, merge, or consolidate in providing library
Boards of directors of city libraries, boards of directors of county libraries, boards of
education, governing boards of other educational institutions, library agencies, and local political
subdivisions may cooperate[
consolidate under an interlocal agreement approved and implemented in accordance with Title
11, Chapter 13, Interlocal Cooperation Act.
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