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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 11. LIBRARIES [18010 - 20092]

  ( Part 11 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 3. Unified School Districts and Union High School Districts Public Libraries [18300 - 18571]

  ( Chapter 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 8. Library Commission [18440 - 18452]
  ( Article 8 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

18440.
  

A board of library trustees may appoint, by resolution or other order entered in the minutes of the board of library trustees, a library commission consisting of five members to manage and operate the library or libraries of the district. Before any board of library trustees appoints a library commission as provided herein, the board of library trustees shall hold at least one public hearing on the matter of the creation of a library commission; notice of such hearing shall be given by publication pursuant to Section 6066 of the Government Code, in a newspaper designated by the board of library trustees and circulated throughout the district, and by posting of the notice in three public places in the district at least 15 days prior to the date of the public hearing.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

18441.
  

The members of the library commission shall hold office for three years from the first day of July next succeeding their appointment and until their successors are appointed and qualified, and shall serve without compensation.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

18442.
  

The members of the first commission appointed shall be so classified by the board of library trustees at the time of their appointment that the term of office of one of the members shall expire on the first day of July one year after the first day of July next succeeding his appointment, two at the end of one additional year thereafter, and two at the end of two additional years thereafter.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

18443.
  

Vacancies shall be filled by the board of library trustees by appointment for the unexpired term.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

18444.
  

Within 30 days after the members of the commission are first appointed, and whenever vacancies in an office occur and are filled, the commission shall meet and organize as a commission, electing a president and a secretary from their number, after which they may transact business. The commission shall meet at a time and place that the commission determines by resolution. Regular and special meetings shall be called and conducted as prescribed in Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 54950) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 730, Sec. 11. Effective January 1, 2008.)

18445.
  

A majority of the commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

18446.
  

The commission shall act only by resolution or motion. A majority vote of the members of the commission is required on each action taken, and the vote thereon shall be recorded.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

18447.
  

The commission shall cause a proper record of its proceedings to be kept and maintained.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

18448.
  

Members of the commission may be allowed actual necessary traveling and incidental expenses incurred in the performance of official business of the district as approved by the commission.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

18449.
  

The commission shall do and perform any and all powers and duties authorized or required of the board of library trustees in Article 7 (commencing with Section 18400) of this chapter with the exception of Section 18411, provided that the consent of the board of library trustees shall be necessary before the commission may dispose of property pursuant to Section 18401 and before the purchase, erection, rental, and equipment of buildings or rooms pursuant to Section 18404.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

18450.
  

Upon the receipt by the county auditor of an order of the library commission of the district, he shall issue his warrant upon the county treasurer for the amount stated in the order if sufficient funds be on deposit in the account of the district with the county treasurer.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

18451.
  

Annually, and on or before the first day of June of each and every year, the commission shall submit or cause to be submitted to the board of library trustees its proposed budget for the operating and maintaining of the library or libraries of the district for the ensuing fiscal year. The proposed budget shall include an estimate of the cost of any or all of the following:

(a) Leasing of temporary quarters;

(b) Purchasing of suitable real property;

(c) Procuring plans and specifications, and erecting a suitable building or buildings;

(d) Furnishing and equipping the library building, and fencing and ornamenting the grounds for the accommodation of the public library.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

18452.
  

The board of library trustees may dissolve the library commission created under the provisions of this article effective as of the 30th day of June next succeeding. Before taking action to dissolve a library commission, the board of library trustees shall hold at least one public hearing on the matter; notice of such hearing shall be given by publication pursuant to Section 6066 of the Government Code, in a newspaper designated by the board of library trustees and circulated throughout the district, and by posting of the notice in three public places in the district at least 15 days prior to the date of the public hearing.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

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