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Number & Author Description Status AB 21 (Vasconcellos) Would appropriate Passed the Assembly & $11.3 million for the Senate; referred to a California Arts conference committee. Council's 1982-83 programs and administration. AB 1257 (Young) Would establish a Passed the Assembly & state licensing system the Senate Business & for auctioneers, Professions Committee; including art referred to Senate auctioneers. Finance Committee AB 2296 (Baker) Would extend the time Passed the within which legal Legislature; to the action could be Governor for brought for the theft signature. of art or artifacts held by a public or nonprofit institution from the current 3 years from the date of theft to 3 years from discovery of the whereabouts of the art. AB 3117 (Farr) Would create the State Referred by the Cultural Affairs Assembly Government Agency consisting of 3 Organization Committee cultural departments for interim study and 9 agencies, during the Fall of including the 1982. California Arts Council. AB 3120 (Farr) Would create the Arts Defeated by the Indemnification Assembly Government Program, under which Organization the State would insure Committee. artworks to be exhibited in California. AB 3299 (Chacon) Would include stained Passed the Assembly glass artistry as a Govt. Organization fine art form under Committee; referred to several existing state the Assembly Ways & arts laws, including Means Committee. the Resale Royalties Act and the Art Preservation Act. AB 3420 (Farr) Would allow heirs to All inheritance taxes pay California were repealed by inheritance taxes with passage of Proposition works of arts. 6 on June 8th. AB 3483 (Katz) Would conform Passed the Assembly; California law to the referred to the Senate 1976 Federal copyright Judiciary Committee. revisions SB 11 (Maddy) Would allow taxpayers Passed the Senate; who take a standard passed the Assembly deduction on their Revenue & Taxation state income tax Committee; referred to return to also deduct Assembly Ways & Means. charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations, including arts organizations. SB 1686 (Sieroty) Would allow nonprofit Passed the Senate; institutions to make referred to the historically and Assembly Criminal culturally important Justice Committee. sound recordings available to the public by exempting these recordings from current law that prohibits reproduction of sound recordings without consent of the copyright owner. SB 1753 (Sieroty) Would enact a 2% for Passed the Senate art program to place Governmental art in public places Organization owned by the State. Committee; referred to State Finance Committee. SB 1754 (Sieroty) Would require Defeated on the Senate manufacturers of toxic Floor. materials used by artists to clearly label their products. SB 1755 (Sieroty) Would grant to Passed the Senate; commercial artists referred to the working under "work Assembly Finance, for hire" arrangements Insurance, and certain rights Commerce Committee. provided to employees, including workers' compensation, unemployment insurance, and social security. SB 1756 (Sieroty) Would extend to Passed the Senate artifacts the existing Revenue & Taxation law that exempts from Committee; referred to sales tax works of an Senate Finance purchased by Committee. California museums. SB 1757 (Sieroty) Would amend the Passed the Senate; California Art referred to the Preservation Act to Assembly Judiciary allow nonprofit arts Committee. organizations as representatives of the public to protect important works of art. AB 1758 (Sieroty) Would authorize Passed the Senate creation of a State referred to the Summer School for the Assembly Education Arts. Committee. SB 1759 (Sieroty) Would amend the Passed the Senate; California Resale referred to Assembly Royalties Act. Judiciary Committee. SB 1760 (Sieroty) Would increase from Passed the Senate Rev. 20% to 30% of income & Tax. Committee; the maximum amount of referred to Senate charitable Finance Committee. contributions to nonprofit organizations, including arts organizations, that may be deducted in any year for state income tax purposes. SB 1937 (Sieroty) Would retain Passed the Senate and commercial artists the Assembly Judiciary working under a "work Committee; to the for hire" arrangement Assembly Floor. the right to reproduce their works unless that right is expressly transferred in writing. SB 1936 (Sieroty) Would conform Passed the Senate and California's law to a the Assembly Judiciary 1981 New York law that Committee; to the requires artists and Assembly Floor. dealers to disclose to purchasers at the time of sale specific information regarding limited edition fine art.