STAND. COM. REP. NO. 144
RE: H.B. No. 478
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. 478 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 for the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Artist Fellowship Program for the awarding of one-time fellowships to promising artists.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, West Hawai‘i Dance Theatre, and two individuals.
Your Committee finds that the Artist Fellowship Program, which recognizes individual artists for artistic excellence, contributes to Hawaii's rich cultural landscape and economic health. Funding the Artist Fellowship Program will enhance opportunities for talented artists to entertain, inspire, and provoke creativity for the people of Hawai‘i.
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 $200,000.
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. 478, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 478, 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