2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Morgan
"See Virginia First" Cooperative Advertising

Item 130 #3h

Item 130 #3h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Commerce And Trade
Virginia Tourism Authority FY2009 $250,000 FY2010 $250,000 GF

Page 104, line 49, strike "$16,594,330" and insert "$16,844,330".
Page 104, line 49, strike "$16,594,330" and insert "$16,844,330".
Page 106, after line 9, insert:
"J.  Out of the amounts provided for Tourist Promotion, $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the second year from the general fund shall be provided to "See Virginia First," a public-private partnership operated by the Virginia Association of Broadcasters to advertise Virginia tourism.  The Virginia Association of Broadcasters shall provide a total of at least $750,000 in advertising value to promote tourism in Virginia in each fiscal year."

(This amendment restores funding for the "See Virginia First" cooperative advertising program that was eliminated in the budget as introduced. $250,000 each year from the general fund is provided to secure private matching funds on a 1:3 basis.)