2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Phillips
Co-Patron(s): Johnson
Coalfield's Tourism Authority

Item 130 #5h

Item 130 #5h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Commerce And Trade
Virginia Tourism Authority FY2009 $100,000 FY2010 $100,000 GF

Page 104, line 49, strike "$16,594,330" and insert "$16,694,330".
Page 104, line 49, strike "$16,594,330" and insert "$16,694,330".
Page 106, after line 9, insert:
"J. Out of the amounts for Tourist Promotion shall be provided $100,000 in the first year and $100,000 in the second year from the general fund for the Coalfield Regional Tourism Authority."

(This amendment restores funding for the Coalfield's Regional Tourism Authority which was removed from the budget as introduced. The amendment provides $100,000 each year from the general fund for operational funding for the Virginia Coalfield Regional Tourism Development Authority which develops, markets and promotes tourism-related efforts throughout the seven coalfield counties in southwest Virginia, including Buchanan, Lee, Russell, Scott, Tazewell, Dickenson, Wise, and the City of Norton. The tourism authority is in its 15th year and is working hard to market the region aggressively to showcase the vast amount of natural and historical resources it has to offer. This funding would allow the Authority to continue its mission to develop, market and expand the region as a whole.)