Subject: ADVOCACY NEWS - CT LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

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ADVOCACY NEWS
January 31, 2017
ARTS & CULTURE
CT LEGISLATIVE UPDATES
NEWS courtesy CT NonProfit Alliance

1. ARTS & CULTURE LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

The Commerce Committee will next convene today, Tuesday, January 31, 10:30 AM, in room 2D of the Legislative Office Building, Hartford. You may view the Agenda here.
Included in the CONCEPTS TO BE RAISED: 
  • AA RAISING THE ANNUAL CAP ON TAX CREDITS FOR THE REHABILITATION OF CERTIFIED HISTORIC STRUCTURES
  • AAC THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Included in the PROPOSED BILLS DRAFTED AS COMMITTEE BILLS
Included in the STRAIGHT CHANGE OF REFERENCE
  • Proposed H.B. No. 5022 - AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE RAILROAD MUSEUM OF NEW ENGLAND IN THOMASTON. (CE)
Additional Arts & Culture Legislation tracked by The Alliance:
  • HB06252 AN ACT REQUIRING LICENSURE OF ART THERAPISTS (Rep. Bolinsky)
  • HB06675 AN ACT CONCERNING A MUNICIPAL OPTION FOR PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENTS FOR ARTS AND CULTURE (Rep. Berthel)
  • HB06934 AN ACT CONCERNING A MUNICIPAL OPTION FOR PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENTS FOR ARTS AND CULTURE (Rep. Frey)
  • HB06980 AN ACT CONCERNING ART THERAPISTS (Public Health Committee).

2. CT NONPROFIT ALLIANCE ARTS & CULTURE DIVISION CONFERENCE CALL & MEETING

Following additional discussion with Arts & Culture representative members of the Board of Directors, you will receive notification re: an upcoming conference call and meeting. As a result of several conversations with members, a decision was made to convene the next meeting of the Arts & Culture Division in in the southern part of the state, and potentially rotate venues for future meetings. Providers are excited to share their facilities (from Theaters to Galleries and more), with all members.


Julia Z. Wilcox, Senior Public Policy Specialist
The Alliance - The Voice of Community Nonprofits 
75 Charter Oak Avenue, Suite 1 - 100 | Hartford, CT 06106
JWilcox@ctnonprofitalliance.org | Phone: 860.525.5080 ext.1025
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