2001 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Committee Approved)

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Va Tourism - SMV 2003 (language only)

Item 130 #2s

Item 130 #2s

Commerce and Trade
Virginia Tourism Authority

Page 113, after line 31,  insert:
“U.  Out of the amounts for Tourist Promotion shall be provided up to $50,000 in the second year from the Cooperative Advertising Grant Program to America's Aviation Adventure to promote aviation sites and attractions within the Commonwealth as part of an integrated effort to leverage tourism associated with the 2003 centennial of the Wright Brothers first flight and the opening of the National Air and Space Center Annex, notwithstanding the provisions of Section 2.1-548.60, Code of Virginia, regarding marketing and promotion of attractions solely within the territorial limits of the Commonwealth.  The grant from the Cooperative Advertising Program must be matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis."

(This amendment authorizes the Virginia Tourism Authority to participate in a matching grant project to promote a network of Virginia’s aviation related sites and attractions, without limiting collaboration by the Wright Brothers National Memorial or the National Air and Space Center. Current law limits use of such funds exclusively to Virginia sites and attractions, without regard for any benefits leveraging of visitation to nearby national sites might have on Virginia tourism.)