STAND. COM. REP. NO. 663

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 777

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 777, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO WORKS OF ART SPECIAL FUND,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to authorize the funding of the State of Hawaii Museum of Natural and Cultural History and the State of Hawaii Museum of Monarchy as a permissible use of the Works of Art Special Fund for fiscal year 2021-2022.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Volcano Art Center. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Hawaii Arts Alliance, Kahilu Theatre, East Hawaii Cultural Center, Donkey Mill Art Center, and fourteen individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Department of Budget and Finance, State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, The Friends of Iolani Palace, and Tax Foundation of Hawaii.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 777, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair