A bill aimed at curbing state spending on art amid budget problems breezed through the Louisiana Senate 38-0 Wednesday.

State law requires that 1 percent of the total amount spent on major construction projects or renovations be spent on art inside or on the grounds.

The legislation would put a $450,000 cap on any art or 1 percent of the price of the work, whichever is less.

The measure, House Bill 216, now returns to the House, which earlier approved a similar version.