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HF 3616

1st Engrossment - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/07/2022 04:16pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/21/2022
1st Engrossment Posted on 03/03/2022

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A bill for an act
relating to tourism; appropriating money for a tourism industry recovery grant
program and Grand Portage tourism.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; TOURISM INDUSTRY RECOVERY GRANT
PROGRAM.
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new text begin $10,000,000 in fiscal year 2023 is appropriated from the general fund to Explore
Minnesota Tourism for a tourism industry recovery grant program. The grant program must
provide money to organizations, Tribal governments, and communities to accelerate the
recovery of the state's tourism industry. Grant money may be used to support meetings,
conventions and group business, multi-community and high-visibility events, and tourism
marketing. Explore Minnesota Tourism must accept applications under this section for at
least five business days beginning at 8:00 a.m. on the first business day and, if total
applications exceed $10,000,000, the grants must be awarded to eligible applicants at random
until the funding is exhausted. Of this amount, Explore Minnesota Tourism must not retain
any portion for administrative costs. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; GRAND PORTAGE TOURISM.
new text end

new text begin $250,000 in fiscal year 2023 is appropriated from the general fund to Explore Minnesota
Tourism for a grant to the Grand Portage Band to focus tourism to Grand Portage. This is
a onetime appropriation.
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