STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1224-08
RE: S.B. No. 2583
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Fourth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2008
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Tourism & Culture, to which was referred S.B. No. 2583, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE HAWAII CAPITAL CULTURAL DISTRICT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to improve Hawaii's Capital Cultural District by establishing the temporary Hawaii Capital Cultural District Task Force (Task Force) to review the current operations of the Hawaii State Art Museum (Museum) and the Museum's long range plans for operations and growth.
The Friends of the Hawaii State Museum and a concerned individual supported this bill. The Department of Accounting and General Services submitted comments.
Upon further consideration and in light of testimony submitted on this matter, your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Adding the Executive Director of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts to the Task Force;
(2) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2025, to encourage further discussion; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for style, clarity, and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Tourism & Culture that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2583, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2583, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Tourism & Culture,
RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair