Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 2 Fiscal Year 2013

Governor's Budget Recommendation FY 2013

Tourism Fund Balances


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Tourism Fund Balances (in millions)
The Massachusetts Tourism Fund, authorized in section 35J of Chapter 10 of the MGL, is funded with 35 percent of the State's annual revenues received from the hotel occupancy tax authorized in section 3 of Chapter 64G. The Fund's use is proscribed in Chapter 10, which includes a formula that assigns various funding levels for tourism promotion programs and activities, including the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, regional tourism promotion agencies, the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment, and the Cultural Facilities Fund. While funding for the purposes prescribed in the section are being made in this budget, the specific requirements of the fund have been suspended through an outside section for the last several years.
 
FY11 FY12 FY13
Beginning Fund Balances 28.2 7.2 27.4
Taxes 38.6 40.3 47.2
Consolidated Transfers (28.1) (0.3) (0.4)
Total Revenues 10.5 40.0 46.8
Transfers from Other Funds 0.0 0.0 (0.1)
Total Available 38.7 47.3 74.2
Housing & Economic Development 2.0 8.1 9.0
Total Expenditures 2.0 8.1 9.0
Transfers to Other Funds 29.5 11.7 21.9
Ending Fund Balances 7.2 27.4 43.3

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