Current as of: 2009Chapter 23A: Section 13C. Employees; appointment and removal; advisory commission on travel and tourism
Section 13C. The executive director of tourism may, subject to appropriation and with the approval of the director of economic development, appoint and may, with like approval, remove all such employees as may be necessary to carry out the work of tourism. Unless otherwise provided by law, all such appointments and removals shall be made in accordance with chapter thirty-one. From time to time the executive director may, subject to appropriation and the laws and regulations pertaining to the employment of consultants, employ such consultants as he may deem necessary.
There shall be an advisory commission on travel and tourism to the director of economic development for the purpose of developing budget recommendations and marketing strategies for the promotion of travel and tourism to the commonwealth. The executive director of the office of travel and tourism shall convene the advisory commission quarterly. The advisory commission shall report its recommendations to the director of economic development not later than November first of each year. The advisory commission shall file its recommendations with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives not later than November first of each year. A chair shall be elected annually by the membership of the commission.
The advisory commission shall have 31 members one representative from each of the following organizations: the Massachusetts Restaurant Association, the Massachusetts Lodging Association, the Massachusetts Camping Ground Association, the New England Bus Association, the Massachusetts cultural council and the Massachusetts historical commission; one representative of a professional sports franchise located in the commonwealth, two representatives of the Massachusetts Visitor Industry Council; the executive directors or their designees of the following regional tourism councils: the Berkshire Hills Visitors Bureau, the Bristol County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Worcester County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Mohawk Trail Association, the North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Plymouth County Development Council, Inc., the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce and the following individuals, who shall not serve as chair: the executive director of tourism in the office of travel and tourism, the executive director of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority or his designee, the executive director of Massport or his designee, the commissioner of environmental management, the commissioner of highways or his designee, the chairman of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority or his designee, the Massachusetts state coordinator of the United States National Park Service, and the house and senate chairmen of the joint committee on commerce and labor or their designees.
Members of this committee shall receive no compensation for their services, but may be reimbursed for their expenses. This committee shall annually, on or before the first of November, make a report to the executive director and the secretary of economic affairs, and may make such special reports as it or the executive director of tourism may deem desirable.Prev | Next
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