STAND. COM. REP. NO. 439
RE: S.B. No. 1120
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation and Culture and the Arts, to which was referred S.B. No. 1120 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE WORKS OF ART SPECIAL FUND,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Require the State Art Museum to provide opportunities for the counties and private organizations located in Hawaii to display art through loan arrangements with the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts under the Arts in Public Places Program;
(2) Provide that artists who reside in Hawaii receive selection preference for the Arts in Public Places Program; and
(3) Require a report to the Legislature.
Your Committee received comments on this measure from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
Your Committee finds that the percent-for-art law was created in 1967 based on the intrinsic relationship between art and architecture, where art is included as an essential part of the architectural plan by providing access and education to Hawaii's people. Presently, statewide program operations include acquisition and distribution of works of art, conservation of an exterior public art collection, interpretation of the collection, and recognition of student artwork. This measure requires the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts to provide opportunities for an art loan program, with preference to artists who reside in Hawaii, to continue the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts' important mission to promote art through education and access.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying that art loans to a non-museum or public institution may be subject to a fee to be determined by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts; and
(2) Inserting an effective date of July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation and Culture and the Arts that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1120, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1120, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation and Culture and the Arts,
CHRIS LEE, Chair