2004 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Travel Services Logo Program (language only)

Item 484 #2s

Item 484 #2s

Transportation, Department of

Page 356, after line 26, insert:
"G.  The Commonwealth Transportation Board shall develop regulations, as well as participation criteria, for the administration of the Travel Services (Logo) Signing Program, as a traffic control function of the Department of Transportation.  Such regulations shall provide that any restaurant serving prepared food and operating at least six consecutive hours between 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight, at least 360 days a year, will qualify for participation in the Travel Services (Logo) Signing Program under the category of food services.  For purposes of this section, "prepared food" means hot or deli style food prepared to order on site.  Restaurants with such hours serving prepared food shall be permitted to display their business logo on a Travel Services sign only if there is space available and at least one business logo is displayed at the same interchange in the category of food services that operates for at least twelve consecutive hours.  The regulations shall further provide that once placed on a Travel Services sign, no participant shall be removed and replaced with another business solely on the basis of hours of operation, unless it is the only business on the sign under the food service category.  These regulations shall be promulgated by September 30, 2004 and shall become effective on that date."

(This amendment directs the CTB and VDOT to permit the Travel Services (Logo) Signing Program to accept full-service restaurants with operating hours of less than 12 consecutive hours each day to participate in the program under certain conditions. The program change is to take effect by September 30, 2004.)