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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 9. Library Districts and Museums in Unincorporated Towns and Villages [19600 - 19734]

  ( Heading of Chapter 9 amended by Stats. 1978, Ch. 988. )

ARTICLE 2.5. Museums [19670 - 19685]
  ( Article 2.5 added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 988. )

19670.
  

The board of library trustees may vote to establish a public museum in the library district and to constitute the board of library trustees as the board of museum trustees for the purposes of managing such museum in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 988.)

19671.
  

The board of museum trustees shall meet at least once a month, at such time and place as it may fix by resolution.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 988.)

19672.
  

Special meetings may be called at any time by three trustees, by written notices served upon each member at least 12 hours before the time specified for the meeting.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 988.)

19673.
  

Three members constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 988.)

19674.
  

At its first meeting held after being constituted, the board shall organize by electing one of its number president, and another one of its number secretary. They shall serve as such for one year or until their successors are elected and qualified.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 988.)

19675.
  

The board shall cause a proper record of its proceedings to be kept, and at the first meeting of the board of trustees, it shall immediately cause to be made out and filed with the Department of Education at Sacramento a certificate showing that the museum has been established, with the date thereof, the names of the trustees, and the officers of the board chosen for the current fiscal year.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 988.)

19676.
  

The board of museum trustees shall make and enforce all rules, regulations, and bylaws necessary for the administration, government, and protection of the museum under its management, and all property belonging to it.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 988.)

19677.
  

The board of museum trustees shall administer any trust declared or created for the museum, and receive by gift, devise, or bequest, and hold in trust or otherwise, property situated in this state or elsewhere, and where not otherwise provided, dispose of the property for the benefit of the museum.

Any funds from private sources which are used for the support of any public museum established pursuant to this chapter shall be deposited in a special fund in the county treasury of the county in which the public museum is located. Such fund shall be under the control of and administered by the board of museum trustees.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 988.)

19678.
  

The board of museum trustees shall prescribe the duties and powers of the curator, secretary, and other officers and employees of the museum, determine the number of and appoint all officers and employees, and fix their compensation. The officers and employees shall hold their offices and positions at the pleasure of the board.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 988.)

19679.
  

The board of museum trustees shall purchase necessary objects of artistic, scientific, or historical interest, and other personal property.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 988.)

19680.
  

The board of museum trustees shall also purchase such real property, and erect or rent and equip, such building or rooms, as in its judgment is necessary to properly carry out the provisions of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 988.)

19681.
  

The board of museum trustees shall do and perform any and all other acts and things necessary or proper to carry out the provisions of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 988.)

19682.
  

The board of museum trustees shall designate the hours during which the museum is open for the use of the public. All public museums established under this chapter shall be open for the use of the public during every day in the year except on legal holidays as may be determined by the board of museum trustees.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 988.)

19683.
  

In any library district formed under the provisions of this chapter, which maintains a public museum, in accordance with this chapter, the board of museum trustees shall furnish to the board of supervisors of the county in which the library district is situated, each and every year, on or before the first day of September, an estimate of the cost of any or all of the following:

(a) Leasing temporary quarters.

(b) Purchasing a suitable lot.

(c) Procuring plans and specifications and erecting a suitable building.

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

(e) Conducting and maintaining the museum for the ensuing fiscal year.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 988.)

19684.
  

The title to all property acquired for the purposes of the museum, when not inconsistent with the terms of its acquisition, or not otherwise designated, vests in the district in which museums are, or are to be situated.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 988.)

19685.
  

It is the intent of the Legislature that public museums established pursuant to this chapter shall be funded primarily by private funds. The board of supervisors of the county in which such a public museum is located is authorized, but not required, to allocate county funds for the support of such museum.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 988.)

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