LT. GOVERNOR LANDRIEU ANNOUNCES BILL SIGNING CEREMONY FOR KEY TOURISM LEGISLATION -- 06/25/2007
Office of Lieutenant GovernorFOR IMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2007
LT. GOVERNOR LANDRIEU ANNOUNCES FOR KEY TOURISM LEGISLATION
Gov. Blanco Signing HB270 to Lift the Cap on Tourism Funding
Baton Rouge, LA -- On Tuesday, June 26, 2007, Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu and tourism officials from around the state will gather at the Louisiana State Museum - Baton Rouge for the bill signing ceremony of House Bill 270, now Act 30.
Governor Kathleen Blanco will sign this legislation, which lifts the cap on tourism funding and significantly increases the dollars available to promote Louisiana as a premier tourist destination.
Authored by State Representative John Alario, this legislation removes the limitations on the proceeds of the sales and use tax levied by the Louisiana Tourism Promotion District to allow all dollars collected for Tourism promotion to be dedicated to this purpose.
"As a result of this legislation, we anticipate having an additional $6.8 million dollars next year to market Louisiana to visitors," Lt. Governor Landrieu said. "Thanks to our effective ad campaign and the hard work of so many across the state, Louisiana tourism is on the upswing. These additional dollars will help us continue to carry the message that Louisiana is open for business and ready to offer visitors an authentic experience."