2001 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Lambert
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 $100,000 in the second year from the general fund 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, 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, notwithstanding."

(This amendment authorizes the Virginia Tourism Authority, within existing appropriations, 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.)