STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1866
RE: H.B. No. 478
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 478, H.D. 1, S.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 and intent of this measure is to support culture and the arts in the State.
More specifically, this measure:
(1) Establishes qualifications for membership on the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Commission; and
(2) Appropriates moneys to the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts to award one-time fellowships to promising artists.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, East Hawaii Cultural Center, The Hawaii Forest Industry Association, and numerous individuals.
Your Committee received written comments in opposition to this measure from one individual.
Your Committee finds that awarding fellowships to promising artists in the State will help to support, recognize, and celebrate the artists' contributions to Hawaii's culture.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Correcting the name of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts' individual artist fellowship program; and
(2) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 478, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 478, H.D. 1, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair