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Introduced Version House Bill 2906 History

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H. B. 2906


(By Delegates Beane and Ennis)
[Introduced
March 7, 2005 ; referred to the
Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.]




A BILL to amend and reenact §5B-2-12 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to authorizing the Tourism Commission to promulgate emergency rules addressing the use of money from the Tourism Promotion Fund for direct advertising within the state's travel regions.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §5B-2-12 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. WEST VIRGINIA DEVELOPMENT OFFICE.
§5B-2-12. Tourism Promotion Fund continued; use of funds.
(a) There is hereby continued in the State Treasury the special revenue fund known as the "Tourism Promotion Fund" created under prior enactment of section nine, article one of this chapter.
(a) (b) A minimum of five percent of the moneys deposited in the Fund each year shall be used solely for direct advertising for West Virginia travel and tourism: Provided, That no less than twenty percent of these funds be expended with the approval of the Director of the Division of Natural Resources to effectively promote and market the state's parks, state forests, state recreation areas and wildlife recreational resources. Direct advertising means advertising which is limited to television, radio, mailings, newspaper, magazines and outdoor billboards, or any combination thereof.
(b) (c) The balance of the moneys deposited in the Fund shall be used for direct advertising within the state's travel regions as defined by the Commission. The funds shall be made available to these districts beginning the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-five according pursuant to legislative rules. authorized for promulgation by The Tourism Commission may, notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (f), section fifteen, article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code, promulgate the rules as emergency rules prior to the first day of July, two thousand five.
(c) All advertising expenditures over twenty-five thousand dollars from the Tourism Promotion Fund require prior approval by recorded vote of the Commission. No member of the Commission or of any committee created by the Commission to evaluate applications for advertising or other grants may participate in the discussion of, or action upon, an application for or an award of any grant in which the member has a direct financial interest.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to authorize the Tourism Commission to promulgate emergency rules addressing the use of money from the Tourism Promotion Fund for direct advertising within the state's travel regions.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
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