HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1496

THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2023

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to the works of art special fund.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Section 9-21, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"[[]9-21[]] Purpose. The foundation shall administer the art in public places and relocatable works of art programs, pursuant to section 103-8.5, and the state art museum to achieve the following purposes:

(1) Replace in public state buildings the natural beauty displaced in construction with works of art expressive of the State's cultural, creative, and traditional arts of its various ethnic groups;

(2) Support, promote, and recognize excellence of the State's diverse cultural, creative, and traditional artists; [and]

(3) Create, display, and maintain in public places and the state art museum a collection of works of art that:

(A) Represents the diversity and excellence of the State's artistic expression; and

(B) Provides to all the citizens of the State the fullest possible access to the highest quality aesthetic and educational experiences available[.]; and

(4) Provide opportunities for the counties and private organizations located in the State to display the art through loan arrangements with the foundation."

SECTION 2. Section 103-8.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (d) to read as follows:

"(d) The comptroller and the state foundation on culture and the arts shall decide on the specific art objects to acquire, giving first consideration to placing appropriate pieces of art at the locations of the original appropriation.

The selection of, commissioning artists for, reviewing of design, execution, and placement of, and the acceptance of works of art shall be the responsibility of the comptroller and the state foundation on culture and the arts in consultation with the affected agency or department[.]; provided that artists residing in Hawaii shall receive a selection preference.

Expenditures from the works of art special fund shall be made by the comptroller."

SECTION 3. (a) The state foundation on culture and the arts shall conduct an inventory on the current display under the arts in public places program, including:

(1) A list of works of art that have not been on display for more than ten years in a public area; and

(2) Utilization of works of art that have not been displayed for more than ten years that may be displayed on a rotating basis in public areas such as libraries, hospitals, airports, schools, and by loan arrangement in county or private facilities.

(b) The state foundation on culture and the arts shall submit a report of the current displays of works of art under the arts in public places program to the legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2024.

SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Works of Art Special Fund; Loan Arrangements; Resident Artists; Arts in Public Places Program; Report

 

Description:

Requires 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. Provides that artists who reside in Hawaii receive selection preference for the Arts in Public Places Program. Requires a report to the Legislature.

 

 

 

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