2007 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1650 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Crockett-Stark
Virginia's Southwest Blue Ridge Highlands, Inc.

Item 481 #10h

Item 481 #10h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Nonstate Agencies
State Grants to Nonstate Entities-Nonstate Agencies FY2007 $0 FY2008 $100,000 GF

Page 515, line 5, strike "$7,510,000" and insert "$7,610,000".
Page 521, after line 61, insert:
"Virginia's Southwest Blue Ridge Highlands, Inc.     $0     $100,000".

(This amendment provides $100,000 the second year from the general fund to Virginia's Southwest Blue Ridge Highlands, Inc. to establish a tourism task force in each county to develop a strategic plan, include tourism as a major goal of the local governments' comprehensive plan, and encourage the passage or increase of meals and lodging taxes in each county to support tourism. The goal is to increase the number of tourism related businesses and jobs in the region.)