2019 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 18 - Libraries, Museums and Cultural Properties
Article 18 - Rural Library Development
Section 18-18-4 - Definitions.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 18-18-4 (2019)

As used in Sections 1 through 4 [18-18-1 to 18-18-4 NMSA 1978] of this 2019 act, and to the extent allowed by law:

A. "developing rural library" means a rural library whose library staff, whether salaried or volunteer, is dedicated to delivering library services to the public for at least fifteen hours per week and on at least two days each week;

B. "established rural library" means a rural library:

(1) with permanent, salaried staff; and

(2) that offers library services to the public for at least twenty-five hours per week;

C. "rural library" means a library that is established:

(1) through an ordinance or legal resolution adopted by a political subdivision of the state and is located in a municipality with a population at the time of the library's establishment of three thousand or less or is located in an unincorporated area of the state;

(2) by a legal resolution of a tribal government in New Mexico and is located in a census designated place with a population at the time of the library's establishment of three thousand or less; or

(3) as a corporation with tax-exempt status pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and is located in a municipality with a population at the time of the library's establishment of three thousand or less or is located in an unincorporated area of the state; and

D. "specialized services" means professional development opportunities, program support, information technology support and other capacity-building services, as defined by the state librarian.

History: Laws 2019, ch. 165 § 4.

ANNOTATIONS

Cross references. — For Section 501(c) of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, see 26 U.S.C. § 501(c).

Effective dates. — Laws 2019, ch. 165, § 8 made Laws 2019, ch. 165 effective July 1, 2019.

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