ILA Legislative Alert:
House File 2055 (a bill that changes Iowa code to require that public libraries in Iowa provide the checkout records of minor children to custodial parents) will be debated in a legislative subcommittee on Tuesday February 4, 2013.
· Local control of library policy making is a fundamental value of the Iowa library community.
· HF2055 creates a state mandated policy that overrides policies discussed and agreed on by local public library administrators and trustees.
· The State of Iowa should not burden Iowa's libraries with a one-size fits all policy that negates home-town rules.
· Please contact your legislator to let them know that Iowans want to preserve local control of library policies and tell them that HF2055 undermines the long and cherished tradition of local library control in Iowa."
Text of the bill http://coolice.legis.iowa.gov/
Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category= billinfo&Service=Billbook& menu=false&hbill=hf2055
Find your legislators here https://www.legis.iowa.gov/
Iowa Library Association Governmental Affairs Committee, Duncan Stewart chair
If you haven't already be sure to check out the legislative alert Senate Study Bill 3031.