Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-285

ECO 285

Tourism Trust Fund

Messrs. Cyr, Eldridge and Velis, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Fattman, Cronin, Lesser, Tarr, Moore and Keenan, Ms. Comerford, Ms. Moran, Mr. Brady, Ms. Gobi, Ms. Rausch, Mr. Hinds, Ms. Lovely and Messrs. Gomez, O'Connor and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following:- “; provided further that not less than $5,000,000 shall be expended on efforts to ensure the recovery and continued vitality of the commonwealth’s tourism and hospitality industry post-pandemic; provided further that not less than $2,000,000 shall be transferred to the Massachusetts Tourism Trust Fund established under section 13T of chapter 23A of the General Laws; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, all funds transferred from this item to the Massachusetts Tourism Trust Fund shall be made available to regional tourism councils; provided further that funds may be used for, but not limited to, the development and deployment of regional and cooperative campaigns to attract out-of-state visitors and help rebuild the hospitality industry in the commonwealth.”; and

by striking out the figure "$181,644" and inserting in place thereof the following:- "$7,181,644".