2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Callahan
Film Commission

Item 134 #5h

Item 134 #5h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Commerce And Trade
Virginia Tourism Authority FY2005 $0 FY2006 $1,500,000 GF

Page 114, line 23, strike "$11,095,098" and insert "$12,595,098".
Page 166, after line 51, insert:
"Q. Out of the amounts for Tourist Promotion shall be provided $1,500,000 from the general fund in the second year for film promotion.  These funds shall be used for history themed theatrical or television  productions with distribution contracts that are intended to increase awareness about Virginia's significant role in the country's history. These productions will bring increased awareness to history and other topics and serve as a way to increase visitation to related tourism sites.   To be eligible for funding, a production company shall film the majority of the project in Virginia and utilize Virginia labor, goods and services."

(This amendment provides $1.5 million from the general fund in the second year to the Virginia Film Commission to attract additional film industry to the Commonwealth.)