Missouri Library Statutes
Chapter 182 RSMo is the main reference for statutes governing the organization of public libraries in Missouri. These statutes outline the establishment of the several types of library districts, including county, municipal, city-county, and consolidated districts. The Chapter is available through the General Assembly website, as accessed here: http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/c182.htm
Chapter 181 RSMo governs the State Library and its activities, at http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/c181.htm
Chapter 143.183 includes the authorization for the transfer of funds from the state income tax from professional athletes and entertainers to cultural partners, including public libraries. This tax is referred to as the Athlete and Entertainer tax.
Discussions pertaining to Missouri library statutes can be posted on the Missouri Library Management discussion tab or contact Brenda Allee-Bates, Library Administration and Management Consultant for the Missouri State Library.
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Document / Last Modified: 20 February 2012
All public employers are required by Section 285.530 RSMo, to enroll and actively participate in a federal work authorization program. Libraries can enroll in the E-verify program through the Dept. of Homeland Security at their website.
Document / Last Modified: 26 January 2012
The National Center for State Courts prepared a handy list of legal resources for each state, for a workshop in January 2010 on 'Public Libraries and Access to Justice.'