STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2831
RE: S.B. No. 2205
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2205 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to assist the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts in its efforts to encourage artists to remain and work in Hawaii and to reaffirm the importance of artists to Hawaii.
More specifically, this measure appropriates moneys to the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts to award one-time fellowships to promising artists.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from OCC Legislative Priorities Committee, Democratic Party of Hawaii.
Your Committee finds that the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts' statutorily defined duties include establishing an individual artist fellowship program. Your Committee further finds the Foundation relies on appropriations to fund the program.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the appropriation from $200,000 to an unspecified amount;
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(3) Making technical nonsubstantive changes for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2205, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2205, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair