2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Chafin
Coalfield's Tourism Initiatives

Item 126 #1h

Item 126 #1h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Commerce and Trade
Virginia Tourism Authority FY2015 $210,005 FY2016 $0 GF

Page 96, line 22, strike "$21,625,218" and insert "$21,835,223".
Page 97, after line 45, insert:
"L. Out of the amounts provided for Tourist Promotion shall be provided $210,005 in the first year from the general fund for the Heart of Appalachia Tourism Authority."

(This amendment restores funding to the Coalfield Regional Tourism Development Authority to support Century Farms Agri-tourism, Appalachian Backroads, the Virginia Coal Heritage Trail, and the Heart of Appalachia website redesign. Funding had been provided directly to this entity until it was eliminated from the budget in fiscal year 2013, after having been reduced by 50 percent in fiscal year 2012. The organization is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development, promotion, support, and growth of tourism in the seven coalfield counties and the City of Norton.)