STAND. COM. REP. NO. 543
RE: H.B. No. 475
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. 475 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 Art in Private Places Program and to establish one position for the Foundation.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from one individual. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from two individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and one individual.
Your Committee finds that making the arts more publicly accessible is an important component of a healthy, vibrant society. Your Committee further finds art enhances critical thinking skills, creativity, visual literacy, confidence, and appreciation of other cultures. Your Committee finds that investing in the State's cultural economy contributes to the State's overall economy. This measure appropriates funds that will enable the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts to support the Art in Private Places Program.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Adding a definition of "private places"; and
(2) 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 $90,000.
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. 475, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 475, 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