STAND. COM. REP. NO. 121
RE: H.B. No. 472
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Culture, Arts & International Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 472 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds to the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts for the integration of works of art projects into several state capital improvement projects.
Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and Arts and Hawai‘i Arts Alliance.
Your Committee finds that the Works of Art Special Fund is the primary source of revenue for the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Due to increased operational demands, necessary repair and maintenance of the statewide collection, and personnel and other costs, the Foundation is requesting the appropriation proposed by this measure in order to increase its annual expenditure ceiling from the Works of Art Special Fund to $6,500,000.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to June 30, 3000, to encourage further discussion.
Your Committee respectfully requests your Committee on Finance, should it deliberate on this measure, to consider an appropriation amount of $991,777 for the reasons stated above.
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 is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 472, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 472, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Culture, Arts & International Affairs,
ADRIAN K. TAM, Chair