Senate Bill No. 84
(By Senators Rowe, Hunter, Smith and Harrison)
[Introduced January 9, 2003; referred to the Committee on
Economic Development; and then to the Committee on Finance.]
A BILL to amend article two, chapter five-b of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated section twelve-b,
relating to creating the heritage preservation and tourism
development fund; and providing that the fund is used by the
division of tourism to promote various industrial and tourism
projects in the state.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article two, chapter five-b of the code of West Virginia,
one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be amended by
adding thereto a new section, designated section twelve-b, to read
ARTICLE 2. WEST VIRGINIA DEVELOPMENT OFFICE.
§5B-2-12b. Heritage preservation and tourism development fund
created; use of funds.
There is hereby created in the state treasury the special
revenue fund known as the "heritage preservation and tourism
development fund" which shall be funded by appropriations from the
Legislature. Moneys from the fund shall be expended with the
approval of the director of the division of tourism to effectively
promote and market the state's tourism as well as its industrial
heritage, including the state industries associated with salt
production, chemical production and processing, food production and
traditional state culinary offerings, coal, oil and gas production,
timber production, glass manufacture and transportation. The
director is authorized to utilize direct advertising as defined in
subsection (a), section twelve of this article to promote state
tourism and industry.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide for the creation
of the "heritage preservation and tourism development fund" to be
used to promote state tourism and state industry.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.
erred to the Committee