2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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America's Aviation Adventure (language only)

Item 135 #10c

Item 135 #10c

Commerce And Trade
Virginia Tourism Authority

Page 87, after line 35, insert:
"4.  Out of the amounts provided for the cooperative advertising program, up to $50,000 the first year and up to $50,000 the second year shall be provided to America's Aviation Adventure to promote 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 § 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.".
Page 87, line 36, strike "4." and insert "5.".

(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.)