70080900 - Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism

Account Description FY2012
Spending
FY2013
GAA
7008-0900 Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism
For the operation and administration of the office of travel and tourism; provided, that the office shall be the official and lead agency to facilitate and attract major sports events and championships in the commonwealth; provided further, that funds appropriated in this item shall also be used for financial assistance to local tourist councils under section 14 of chapter 23A of the General Laws; provided further, that the office shall provide an annual report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 15, 2013; provided further, that the report shall provide information on regional tourist activities funded through item 7008-1000; provided further, that no less than $200,000 shall be expended as grants for the Bay State Games; provided further, that no less than $250,000 shall be expended as matching grants to the Plymouth 400th Committee for the commemoration of the town of Plymouth's 400th anniversary; provided further that no less than $25,000 shall be expended as grants for business assistance organizations in the city of Haverhill that were in item 7007-0900 in chapter 182 of the acts of 2008; provided further, that no less than $250,000 shall be expended for a matching grant program to the Enrichment Center located in Mattapan; provided further that no less than $50,000 shall be provided to the Grand Army of the Republic Historical Museum in Lynn; provided further, that no less than $200,000 shall be expended for opening the 11 visitor information centers from Memorial Day to Columbus Day; provided further, that no less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Waltham Tourism Council; provided further, that no less than $30,000 shall be expended for a child safety grant in the town in Saugus; provided further, that no less than $100,000 shall be expended for a senior safety grant in the town of Newburyport; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Town of Pembroke's 300th Anniversary; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a child safety grant in the town of North Reading; provided further, that funds may be expended for the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center in New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the Cape Cod Canal centenary celebration; provided further, that that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the town of Abington's tricentennial celebration; and provided further, that the office shall be the official and lead agency to facilitate motion picture production and development within the commonwealth

                Massachusetts Tourism Fund ............... 100%
2,040,167 6,917,109

Veto Explanation:   I am striking language which earmarks funding for programs not recommended. The reduction in the item incorporates the amount of the stricken earmarked funds.