2009 Florida Legislative Bills of Interest to Arts, Arts Education, and Cultural Industries As of August 19, 2009
Status of State Budget: The Florida Legislature approved the state's FY 2009-2010 budget. Here is the link to Florida's Fiscal Year 2009-2010 budget. Governor Crist approved the budget with a couple of vetoes, none effecting the cultural community.
Major Changes in Budget line items for arts and cultural resources for FY 2009-2010: The arts and cultural appropriation line items we've known for decades are now consolidated into one line item in the state budget called Cultural and Museum Grants at $2.5 million under the Division of Cultural Affairs. Under the Division of Historical Resources is $550,000 for Historic Preservation Grants ($125,000 of which goes to the Florida Holocaust Museum).
Click here for budget comparisons for grants programs for Florida Divisions of Cultural Affairs and Historical Resources since FY 2006-2007 through 2009-2010.
Other Arts and Culturally Related Budget Line Items in the State's FY 2009-2010 Budget:
Cultural and Museum Grants: $2,500,000 from general revenue $ 297,200 from National Endowment for the Arts Block Grant
Historic Preservation Grants: $550,000 ($125,000 earmarked for Florida Holocaust Museum) $112,450 from federal sources
Arts for a Complete Education: $145,584 Florida Holocaust Museum: $145,584 under Department of Education and $125,000 under Florida Department of State Division of Historical Resources' Historic Preservation Grant line -item (see above note)
New World School of the Arts: $628,143 from general revenue $193,276 from federal grants trust fund
Channel Year Round Coverage......................... 226,597
Television and Radio Stations........................ 1,118,222
the funds provided in Specific Appropriation 106, "Governmental
for Public Television" shall be produced by the same contractor
by the Legislature to produce "The Florida Channel".
revenue funds provided in Specific Appropriation 106 for
television and radio stations shall be allocated in the amount of
for each public television station and $72,907 for each public
station as recommended by the Commissioner of Education.
Grants Trust Funds provided in Specific Appropriation 106
State Fiscal Stabilization Funds (Discretionary) for public
and radio stations shall be allocated in the amount of
for each public television station and $14,380 for each public
radio station as recommended by the Commissioner of Education.
Library Grants: $21,253,978 from general revenue and
$ 3,142,039 from Library Services Trust Fund
Daytona State College Curb Arts Education Center Capital Project: $137,886
South Florida Community College Main Fine Arts Facility Capital Project: $4,885,531
IMPORTANT: The Florida Division of Cultural Affairs' Grants Programs have gone through MAJOR REVISIONS due to a conforming bill that passed the 2009 Florida Legislative Session. Here are the draft guidelines as of July 30, 2009. They are subject to change.
Directions to Bill Links Below:
History of Bill: Click the bill number. Complete Bill: Click the bill topic title for each bill. Staff Analysis: Click staff analysis to review analysis of bill by committee staff if available. Vote: Click vote history if available.
Note: Bills with identical companion or similar bills are grouped together and separated by empty rows for each grouping.
Bills and Sponsors
Status -- those bills highlighted in red died in the 2009 Florida Legislative Session; those in black type passed: