STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1339
RE: H.B. No. 1218
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts, to which was referred H.B. No. 1218, H.D. 1, 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 appropriate or authorize funds for programs of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i.
Your Committee finds that this measure expresses programs or positions, maximum sums appropriated or authorized, or means of financing indicated for programs under the purview of the House Standing Committee on Tourism and International Affairs.
Your Committee notes that S.B. No. 799 (Regular Session of 2019), which was previously passed by your Committee, also appropriates funds to the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts but specifically for use for the integration of works of art projects into several major capital improvement projects, including costs related to the acquisition of works of art and site modifications, display, and interpretive work necessary for the exhibition of works of art. Your Committee concludes that the language in S.B. No. 799 is preferable because it more appropriately defines the purpose of the appropriation as it relates to increasing the ceiling for the works of art special fund.
Accordingly, your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Deleting its contents and inserting the contents of S.B. 799, which appropriates funds out of the works of art special fund to the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts for the integration of works of art projects into several major capital improvement projects; and
(2) Inserting an effective date of July 1, 2019.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1218, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1218, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair