Section 2318.  State aid for fiscal year 2011-2012.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, each library subject to the act of June 14, 1961 (P.L.324, No.188), known as The Library Code, shall be eligible for State aid for fiscal year 2011-2012, which shall consist of the following:

(1)  Funds appropriated for libraries shall be distributed to each library under the following formula:

(i)  Divide the amount of funding that the library received in fiscal year 2010-2011 under section 1722-L(12) of the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.364, No.176), known as The Fiscal Code, by the total State-aid subsidy for fiscal year 2010-2011.

(ii)  Multiply the quotient under subparagraph (i) by the total State-aid subsidy for 2011-2012.

(2)  Following distribution of funds appropriated for State aid to libraries, any remaining funds may be distributed at the discretion of the State Librarian.

(3)  If funds appropriated for State aid to libraries in fiscal year 2011-2012 are less than funds appropriated in fiscal year 2002-2003, the State Librarian may waive standards as prescribed in section 103 of The Library Code relating to hours of operation, continuing professional development, collections, expenditures and other aspects of library operation.

(4)  (i)  Each library system receiving State aid under this section may distribute the local library share of that aid in a manner as determined by the board of directors of the library system.

(ii)  Subparagraph (i) shall not apply to a library system operating in a county of the second class.

(2318 added June 30, 2011, P.L.112, No.24)