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Public Libraries Local Aid  
   7000-9501   For aid to public libraries; provided, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, no city or town shall receive any funds from this item in any fiscal year when the appropriation of the city or town for free public library services is below an amount equal to 102.5 per cent of the average of the appropriations for free public library service for the three fiscal years immediately preceding; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the board of library commissioners may grant no more than 55 additional waivers in excess of the waiver limit set forth in the second paragraph of section 19A of chapter 78 of the General Laws in fiscal year 2007 for a period of not more than one year; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, of the amount by which this item exceeds the amount appropriated in chapter 194 of the acts of 1998, funds shall be distributed under the guidelines of the municipal equalization grant program and under the guidelines for the library incentive grant program; and provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, any payment made to a city or town from this item shall be deposited with the treasurer of such city or town and held in a separate account and shall be expended by the public library of such city or town without further appropriation 9,039,844 9,189,844