STAND. COM. REP. NO. 863
RE: H.B. No. 473
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 473, 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 of this measure is to appropriate funds to the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Creative Workforce Grant Program for the awarding of grants to eligible nonprofit arts and culture organizations to support the living wage of creative workers.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts; Hawaii Youth Symphony; Ebb & Flow Arts; Hana Arts; Honolulu Printmakers; Hawai‘i Arts Alliance; Glass Fusion Collective; Hawaii Craftsmen; Hawaii Handweavers Hui; Sounding Joy Music Therapy, Inc.; and eight individuals.
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. 473, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair