(1) (a) Any disagreement among participants in a library federation regarding the application for or apportionment or utilization of funds or grants received from the commission shall be referred in writing by any participating library or entity to the state librarian.

(b) The state librarian shall assign a member of the state library staff to investigate the disagreement and to prepare a staff report to the commission with a proposed decision.

(c) When the staff report and proposed decision are completed, copies shall be sent to the disputing participants in the federation and the matter placed on the agenda of the next commission meeting.

(d) The commission shall proceed to hear the parties and staff in accordance with the procedures set forth in ARM 10.101.206, and render a decision.

History: Sec. 22-1-103(5) MCA; IMP, 22-1-103(5) MCA; NEW, 1978 MAR p. 509, Eff. 4/25/78; AMD, 1996 MAR p. 1374, Eff. 5/24/96.