SB 963, the California Culture and History Investments Act

 


 

 

SIGN-ON TODAY TO SUPPORT SB 963, CALIFORNIA CULTURE AND HISTORY INVESTMENTS ACT

CAM is excited to announce that we are sponsoring the California Culture and History Investments Act, a bill that will update the funding priorities for the Museum Grant Program and provide much-needed funding to California museums. If enacted, this bill–along with a proposed legislative budget appropriation–will demonstrate a commitment by the state to support the vital work of museums in the ways that reflect and bolster the priorities of the State of California.

Senate Bill 963 by Senator John Laird (D-Santa Cruz) updates findings and funding priorities that were originally established 20 years ago through the California Cultural and Historical Endowment Act. SB 963 is paired with a legislative budget proposal for $125 million in funding for the California Cultural and Historical Endowment at the California Natural Resources Agency.

With the enactment of SB 963 and sufficient funding, California’s museums will deepen their role as key partners in serving underserved communities, fighting misinformation, promoting understanding of critical issues, improving access to and protection of important cultural and historic assets, broadening exposure to the state’s diverse history, and supporting the ethical stewardship of sensitive art and artifacts.

We need your help to secure this important investment! Here's how you can join the effort:

1) Have your museum, company, or organization sign-on to support SB 963 by filling out this simple online form. 

2) Like and share our recent social media posts about SB 963 to help spread the word on Facebook or Twitter.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Press Release
Fact Sheet

Amended Bill