THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

119

THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2023

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. The legislature finds that the mission of the state foundation on culture and the arts is to promote, perpetuate, preserve, and encourage culture and the arts as central to the quality of life and people of Hawaii. One of the foundation's strategic priorities includes increasing public accessibility to arts and culture.

The foundation administers the state art museum and the art in public places and relocatable works of art programs, using the works of art special fund created pursuant to section 103‑8.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes. The museum and these programs aim to support, promote, and recognize the excellence of the State's diverse artists and create, display, and maintain in public places and the state art museum a collection of works of art that represent the diversity and excellence of the State's artistic expression and provide the fullest possible access to the highest quality aesthetic and educational experiences available to all the citizens of the State.

The legislature further finds that the performing arts also represent various mediums that express creativity through singing, dancing, theatre, and musical performances. To ensure a wide range of artistic creativity and expression in the State, performing arts should also be recognized as a medium to provide Hawaii's people with creative, educational, and aesthetic performances that tell meaningful stories and provide engaging experiences.

The purpose of this Act is to further the foundation's endeavors by:

(1) Establishing the performing arts pilot program and committee to evaluate and select proposals to support performing arts in the State;

(2) Clarifying the scope of the state foundation on culture and the art's responsibilities to include the performing arts pilot program; and

(3) Appropriating funds to support the performing arts pilot program.

SECTION 2. Chapter 9, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"9-   Performing arts pilot program committee. (a) There is established a performing arts pilot program committee to be placed in the state foundation on culture and the arts for administrative purposes.

(b) The performing arts pilot program committee shall consist of the following members:

(1) The executive director of the state foundation on culture and the arts, or their designee, who shall serve as chairperson;

(2) The chairpersons of the senate and house of representatives standing committees whose purview is culture and the arts; and

(3) Two members who represent the performing arts community.

(c) The performing arts pilot program committee shall establish the performing arts pilot program, under which the committee shall:

(1) Solicit proposals for performing arts grants;

(2) Review grant proposals and select proposals appropriate for funding; and

(3) Evaluate outcomes of grant proposals.

(d) The performing arts pilot program committee shall submit annual reports of funded proposals and the outcomes of each event, to the legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of each regular session beginning with the regular session of 2024."

SECTION 3. Chapter 9, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending the title of part III to read as follows:

"[[]PART III.[]] ART IN PUBLIC PLACES AND RELOCATABLE WORKS of [[]ART[]] PROGRAMS, PERFORMING ART, AND STATE ART MUSEUM"

SECTION 4. 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, the performing arts pilot program, 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) Coordination, planning, promotion, marketing, and execution of performing arts events; and

[(3)] (4) 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.

As used in this part, "performing arts" include arts or skills that are intended to be performed before an audience including, dance, singing, musical performances, and theatre."

SECTION 5. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $1,000,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2023-2024 and the same sum or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2024-2025 for grant proposals selected and approved by the performing arts pilot program committee under the performing arts pilot program.

The sums appropriated shall be expended by the state foundation on culture and the arts for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 6. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 7. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.


 


 

Report Title:

State Foundation on Culture and the Arts; Performing Arts Pilot Program; Performing Arts Pilot Program Committee; Report; Appropriation

 

Description:

Establishes the Performing Arts Pilot Program Committee to establish the Performing Arts Pilot Program to select, review, and fund grant proposals for performing arts events. Clarifies the scope of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts' responsibilities to include administration of the Performing Arts Pilot Program. Requires annual reports to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

 

 

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