2023 State Legislature and the SFCA Update (January 2023)

February 3, 2023

Budget hearings were held for the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) in both the House Committee on Finance and Senate Ways and Means. SFCA Interim Executive Director Karen Ewald attended both as part of the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) team.

Bills regarding the SFCA that have been introduced so far include:

For more frequent updates on these bills and information on Hawaiʻi arts legislation to watch, please visit the Hawaiʻi Arts Alliance (HAA) advocacy page: HawaiiArtsAlliance.org/advocacy. The HAA is a statewide private nonprofit that champions all arts and is an Arts First Partner and member of the State Arts Advocacy Network. HAA is the State Captain for the national arts advocacy organization Americans for the Arts.

The Hawaiʻi State Legislature website (Capitol.Hawaii.gov) provides ways to engage online, including submitting testimony, tracking measures, hearing notifications, live and on-demand videos of committee hearing and floor sessions, and current and past legislative reports. The State of Hawaiʻi Public Access Room (PAR) provides the public with information, facilities, and services to assist them as they engage and participate in the State legislative process: learn more on the PAR website at LRB.Hawaii.gov/par.

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