Dallas libraries could get rid of late fees

Dallas Public Libraries could soon do away with fines and late fees.

A motion passed Monday during Dallas' Quality of Life, Arts and Culture meeting would have city libraries establish fine-free policies with some exceptions.

Late fees would be eliminated, according to the proposal. But if library materials are not returned in 30 days, card holders will be charged the replacement price of the item as well as a $28 processing fee.

The new rules would also clear the slate for any card holders with past fines and create grace programs for customers to work off future fees.

The full city council still has to vote on the measure.