By: Wentworth S.B. No. 336
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
relating to marketing an annual print by the state artist for
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Subchapter B, Chapter 444, Government Code, is
amended by adding Section 444.032 to read as follows:
Sec. 444.032. ANNUAL PRINT BY TEXAS STATE ARTIST. (a) The
commission shall market an annual limited edition print by the
Texas state artist for two-dimensional media selected under Article
6139k, Revised Statutes, as added by Chapter 1412, Acts of the 77th
Legislature, Regular Session, 2001.
(b) The commission shall establish a committee consisting
of artists and commission employees to select the work of art to be
used for the limited edition print. The committee shall work with
the Texas state artist for two-dimensional media to design the
(c) The commission shall ask the Texas state artist for
two-dimensional media to donate to the commission the work of art to
be used for the limited edition print.
(d) The commission shall develop a marketing plan to
advertise and sell the limited edition prints in the gift and
souvenir shops in the Capitol and the General Land Office Building,
on the commission's Internet site, and in other suitable markets.
(e) The commission shall:
(1) sell at a public auction the original work of art
from which the limited edition prints are made; and
(2) hold and charge an admission fee for a signing
event at which the Texas state artist for two-dimensional media
personally signs limited edition prints purchased at the event.
(f) The commission shall deposit the first $100,000 of the
proceeds from the admission fee for the signing event and the sale
of the limited edition prints and the original work of art in each
fiscal year to the credit of the Texas Commission on the Arts
operating fund. The commission shall deposit additional proceeds
in each fiscal year to the credit of the Texas cultural endowment
SECTION 2. Not later than January 15, 2005, the Texas
Commission on the Arts shall report on the effectiveness of the
program created under Section 444.032, Government Code, as added by
this Act, and make recommendations about expanding the program to
market a work of art by the Texas state artist for three-dimensional
media. The commission shall provide the report to the:
(1) lieutenant governor;
(2) speaker of the house of representatives; and
(3) chair of each committee of the legislature with
primary responsibility over the commission.
SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2003.