STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1777
RE: S.C.R. No. 242
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Culture, Arts, & International Affairs, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 242, S.D. 1, entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A CREATIVE RESURGENCE TASK FORCE TO BUILD AND FOSTER CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION THROUGH THE ARTS, CULTURE, AND HUMANITIES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request a Creative Resurgence Task Force be convened to build and foster creativity and innovation through the arts, culture, and humanities.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; State Foundation on Culture and the Arts; Hawai‘i Arts Alliance; and five individuals.
Your Committee finds that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the nation's creative industry, with those working in the creative industry suffering a disproportionate share of economic harm. Your Committee further finds that a broad-based effort by public and private sectors, arts and cultural organizations, economic development groups, and the community is needed to build and foster creativity in the State and to develop recommendations for statutory action to support and encourage access to the creative sector and advance and diversify the creative economy.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Culture, Arts, & International Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 242, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 242, S.D. 1, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Culture, Arts, & International Affairs,
CEDRIC ASUEGA GATES, Chair