Senate Bill 3530
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Museum and Library Services Act of 2018
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 115-410 on Dec 31, 2018
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Sep 28, 2018
Latest Action
Dec 31, 2018
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
3530
Congress
115
Policy Area
Arts, Culture, Religion
Arts, Culture, Religion
Primary focus of measure is art, literature, performing arts in all formats; arts and humanities funding; libraries, exhibitions, cultural centers; sound recording, motion pictures, television and film; cultural property and resources; cultural relations; and religion. Measures concerning intellectual property aspects of the arts may fall under Commerce policy area. Measures concerning religious freedom may fall under Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Rhode Island
Delaware
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Minnesota
Mississippi
Montana
New Hampshire
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Alabama
Rhode Island
Virginia
Passed
December 4, 2018
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S7291-7298; text of measure as reported: CR S7292-7295; text of measure as passed: CR S7295-7298)
Summary

Museum and Library Services Act of 2018

This bill amends and reauthorizes through FY2023 the Museum and Library Services Act and provides funding for library services and technology through FY2023. The bill expands the definition of "library" and "museum" to include a tribal library or museum and expands the services museums are authorized to provide.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the 21st Century Museum Professional Program established by this bill, may enter into arrangements with museum, museum consortia and associations, institutions of higher education, and other entities for projects to:

  • increase the number of students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds enrolled in graduate and undergraduate museum-related programs;
  • recruit future museum professionals from such backgrounds;
  • develop new or enhance current professional development and retention programs for museum professionals and the museum workforce; and
  • support and conduct research, needs assessments, pilot programs, and evaluation of education and professional development programs to recruit, prepare, educate, and retain the next generation of museum professionals.
Text (4)
December 4, 2018
December 3, 2018
September 28, 2018
Public Record
Created
Sep 29, 2018 4:25:31 AM
Updated
May 4, 2021 5:04:51 AM