Current Legislative Measures Relating to the SFCA (January 31, 2022)
- SB2140 Relating to the Works of Art Special Fund. Requires that a certain percentage of expenditures from the works of art special fund be used for the commissioning of statues at new state buildings.
- HB1600/SB2176 Relating to the State Budget. Adjusts and requests appropriations for fiscal biennium 2021-2023 funding requirements for operations and capital improvement projects of Executive Branch agencies and programs. Adds 2 permanent positions (Deputy Director and Museum Director), converts 1 temporary position to permanent (APP Project Manager).
- HB2377/SB2360 Relating to the Works of Art Special Fund. Introduced. Specifies that 0.5 per cent, rather than one per cent, of state fund appropriations for capital improvements shall be transferred into the Works of Art Special Fund. Limits the 0.5 per cent amount to appropriations designated for the construction of new state buildings, properties, or facilities.
- HB1923/SB3222 Relating to the Creative Workforce. Introduced. Establishes the creative arts workforce grant program, to be administered by the state foundation on culture and the arts. Appropriates funds for the creative arts workforce grant program.
- HB2346/SB3290 Relating to the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Introduced, pass first reading. Appropriates funds to the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Artist Fellowship Program for the awarding of one-time fellowships to promising artists.
- HB1924 Relating to the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Appropriates funds to the State of Hawaii Museum of Monarchy History [Iolani Palace] and the State of Hawaii Museum of Natural and Cultural History [Bishop Museum], to be expended by the Hawaii state foundation on culture and the arts. (General Funds).
- HB1615/SB2077 Relating to the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Adds the Director of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Director of Transportation; Chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources; Director of Agriculture; and the Executive Director of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts as nonvoting ex officio members of the Hawaii Tourism Authority board of directors. Clarifies the authority and responsibility of the Hawaii Tourism Authority Board of Directors. Renames the Tourism Marketing Plan to the Tourism Branding Plan. Requires any state or county agency to render services upon request of the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Repeals the Hawaii Tourism Authority Advisory Board.
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