WEST virginia legislature
2020 regular session
Senate Bill 829
By Senator Maynard
[Introduced February 17,
to the Committee on Finance]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §5B-2I-9, relating to establishing the Overland Recreation Fund as a special fund; specifying the purposes for which the fund may be used; and defining terms.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
Article 2I. Overland RecreaTion Fund.
§5B-2I-9. Establishment of Overland Recreation Fund.
“Fund” means the Overland Recreation Fund.
“Overland recreation” means the combination or camping and off-roading connecting elements of each to form a distinct automotive and/or outdoor recreational experience.
“Overlanding” means vehicle-based, self-reliant travel over an extended period of time, during which the traveler experiences differing terrains, and the experience, adventure, and enjoyment of the journey itself are the goals of the traveler.
The sole purpose of the fund is for marketing, direct advertising, business development, and public relations promoting “overland recreation” within the state and the state’s image and brand identity at the discretion and direction of the Executive Director of the West Virginia Office of Tourism. “Direct Advertising” means advertising which includes, but is not limited to, television, radio, mailings, newspaper, magazines, digital marketing, including the Internet and social media, and outdoor billboards or any combination thereof. Any balance remaining at the end of any fiscal year does not revert to the General Revenue Fund, but shall remain in the fund for expenditures in accordance with the provisions of this section.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to establish the Overland Recreation Fund.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.