2007 Session

Budget Amendments - SB750 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Norment
Jamestown Island Tourism Initiative

Item 125 #8s

Item 125 #8s

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Commerce And Trade
Virginia Tourism Authority FY2007 $0 FY2008 $2,000,000 GF

Page 118, line 6, strike "$15,174,942" and insert "$17,174,942".
Page 120, after line 48, insert:
"R.  Out of this Item, $2,000,000 the second year from the general fund shall be appropriated for the purpose of creating a Jamestown Island Tourism Initiative from which the Authority shall make grants to private nonprofit organizations to match federal government and other monies on a 2-to-1 basis for tourism activities related to the preservation, restoration, or archaeological excavation of any historic sites located on the island.  Such activities may include, but shall not be limited to: (1) completion of interpretive and visitor site improvements as well as staging, safety and security for Anniversary Weekend and continuing large visitation Anniversary Weekend Safety and Security contractors/services; and (2) completion of renovated Dale House for visitor services station/restrooms/public events facility and Museum Store."

(This amendment provides $2.0 million GF to create a Jamestown Island Tourism Initiative.)