2023 Legislative Session
Stay up-to-date on the 2023 legislative session and what it means for the Connecticut arts community
The 2023 legislative session is an important one because it sets the state budget for the next two fiscal years (FY24 and 25). While the legislature will convene next year to make adjustments to the FY2025 budget, the basic framework will be put in place during this session. Explore the bills that we are tracking.
SB 981: AN ACT CONCERNING REVENUE ITEMS TO IMPLEMENT THE BIENNIAL BUDGET
This bill details how the Finance Committee proposes to fund the FY2425 budget. It was voted out of committee with joint favorable status. The bill includes language that renames the Tourism Fund the “arts, culture and tourism fund” and adds a quarter percent of the meals tax to the fund in addition to the existing 10 percent of the Hotel and Lodging Tax. We support this bill.
Language of the Bill
*Skip to line 2307 to see the meals tax language
HB 6595: AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND ARTS, CULTURE AND TOURISM ISSUES.
HB 6015: AN ACT CONCERNING THE AWARDING OF GRANTS FROM THE CONNECTICUT ARTS ENDOWMENT FUND.
This is a bill to provide that grants may be awarded from the Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund to nonprofit organizations that operate facilities in this state and would otherwise be eligible for such grants but for their incorporation in a state other than this state. We are not currently tracking this bill.
HB 6321: AN ACT CONCERNING INCREASED INVESTMENT IN ARTS, CULTURE AND TOURISM.