Chair Story called
the committee to order. Bo Pogue, Legislative Council Staff, gave updates
on possible solutions to the Art in Public Places spending authority issue.
Leslie Hylton-Hinga, Office of Economic Development & International
Trade, and Nicole Myers, Office of Legislative Legal Services, gave additional
comments on the issue. Scott Thompson, Joint Budget Committee Staff, offered
that legislation may be the best solution for clarifying the spending authority.
Discussion ensued regarding which legislative option in the draft bill
would be the better one. The draft bill is included as Attachment A