Massachusetts residents: we need your support!

May 23, 2017 Published by Julie Arrison-Bishop

The House of the Seven Gables depends upon visitors from around the world for support. Proceeds from admissions allow us to preserve our National Historic Landmark District as well as to provide educational opportunities and services for newly arriving immigrant families.

Without funding to welcome visitors to Massachusetts, all of us who depend on tourism–from your local historical society to your favorite restaurant–will feel the financial impact from less people coming to Massachusetts.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

 

Please use the link below to email your State Senator and ask them to CO-SPONSOR, SUPPORT and PASS the following tourism & visitation amendments to the Senate budget. 

This is a pre-written letter that will automatically send to your State Senator, based on your address. Of course, you are also welcome to personalize the letter if you wish.

Please act today by using the link below:

https://www.votervoice.net/MVIC/campaigns/52641/respond

 

Here are the amendments for your reference, AND you may check the following link for updates: https://malegislature.gov/Budget/FY2018/SenateDebate/Amendments

 

Amendment # 606

RTC Grant Allocation Timing

Ms. Lovely and Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended “SECTION XX:  Grants allocated to Regional Tourism Councils through the Tourism Trust Fund shall be distributed by September 1st of the fiscal year in which they are allocated.”

 

Amendment # 616

Regional Tourism Councils Increased Funding from $6 million to $10.2 million

Messrs. Hinds and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after line item 7008-0900 the following item:

“xxxx-xxxx For assistance to regional tourism councils for marketing and promotion of visitation and tourism……………………………………………………………$4,200,000

 

Amendment # 762

Tourism Visitor Information Centers

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting after the word “development;” the following:- “provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to support state-owned Massachusetts visitor information centers;”

 

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