It’s not every legislative session that attention gets paid to the visual arts in Utah, but this year Representative James Dunnigan (R-Taylorsville) wants at least to take notice of the art the state already has. The state government that is. Dunnigan’s bill, SB33, proposes to inventory the state’s art collection. Once a tracking system is developed, the Division of Arts and Museums would oversee the inventory. The bill asks for an initial $33,000 and a $24,00 annual ongoing amount to pay a part-time contractor to maintain the inventory. The bill is currently at the House for discussion.
If you would like to contact your representative about this bill you can find a Roster of the 2008 Utah House at the Utah Cultural Alliance website.
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