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JANUARY 11, 2019
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GUILLEN FILES BILL TO PROMOTE LIBRARY SERVICES
AUSTIN - State Rep. Guillen, D-Rural South Texas, filed legislation Tuesday to allow the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) to promote their services through advertisements.
"The commission provides a lot of great services for Texans, but it's still not able to post ads letting people know about those services," said Guillen. "Other commissions are able to advertise what they do, a commission that educates people should be able to do the same."
TSLAC provides resources, training, and youth services for communities. However, few people are aware of the vast array of resources and fail to take advantage of them.
The proposed legislation by Guillen, HB 679, would allow TSLAC to advertise its services to the public and increase public awareness. It would also authorize the Commission to develop educational programs for sale, incentivize innovation, and increase its operation budget.
"With the ability to advertise, TSLAC will be able to reach farther and do more for Texas," added Guillen. "I'm confident this will help families all across Texas."
The 86th Legislative Session began on January 8th in Austin. More than 800 bills have been filed as of Wednesday.
Serving ten rural South Texas counties in the Texas House of Representatives, Ryan Guillen is known for his hard work, fierce independence, and relentless efforts for South Texas families. Recently, Capitol Inside called him a “House Bill Machine,” and a “one-person assembly line for legislation.” Since elected, few other legislators have passed more bills than Guillen. Sign up for updates at ryanguillen.com, facebook.com/representative.guillen, and twitter.com/ryanguillen