STAND. COM. REP. NO. 33

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 316
                                     




Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii

Sir:

     Your Committee on Culture and the Arts, to which was
referred H.B. No. 316 entitled: 

     "A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ARTS EDUCATION,"

begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill appropriates funds for art
education in the public schools out of the works of art special
fund, for department of education to determine feasibility of an
integrated high school learning center for the pacific arts, and
if necessary to develop a master plan.

     The Department of Education and the State Foundation on
Culture and the Arts submitted testimony supporting the intent of
the bill.  

     The Department of Education agrees that the arts are an
important component of a student's education.  The Hawaii Content
and Performance Standards includes fine art performance
standards.

     The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts has always been
a strong advocate for the need of arts in our public schools.  In
collaboration with the Department of Education, the first
statewide Artist in the Schools Program in the nation was
created.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Culture and the Arts that is attached to this

 
 
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report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose
of H.B. No. 316 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be
referred to the Committee on Education.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Culture and the
                                   Arts,



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                                   K. MARK TAKAI, Chair