§13090-C. Tourism

Link to law: http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/statutes/5/title5sec13090-C.html
Published: 2015

§13090-C. Tourism


(REALLOCATED FROM TITLE 5, SECTION 13080-O)







1. Tourism; establishment. 
The Office of Tourism shall administer a program to support and expand the tourism
industry and promote the State as a tourist destination. The Director of the Office
of Tourism shall administer the office in accordance with the policies of the commissioner
and the provisions of this article. The office includes the Maine State Film Commission.


[
2011, c. 563, §4 (AMD)
.]








2. Duties. 
The Director of the Office of Tourism shall:





A. Implement advertising and promotion programs to market the State's travel industry
and to attract on-location filming of movies, advertisements and videos in the State; [RR 1995, c. 2, §11 (RAL).]










B. Print, or cause to have printed, alone or in cooperation with other travel promotion
agencies and groups, booklets, brochures, pamphlets and other materials as required
to fulfill requests for information on the State's travel products and the State's
facilities, sites and services for the filming of movies and videos in the State; [RR 1995, c. 2, §11 (RAL).]










C. Encourage the development of travel product facilities and activities by locating
potential developers, providing market and feasibility analysis, assisting developers
in complying with applicable laws and rules and providing technical assistance to
local decision making, including decisions regarding site selection, financing and
utilities; [RR 1995, c. 2, §11 (RAL).]










D. Review and comment upon the policies and programs of state agencies that directly
affect the achievement of the duties and responsibilities of the office; [RR 1995, c. 2, §11 (RAL).]










E. Provide basic support and discretionary matching grants to local, regional and statewide
nonprofit agencies that directly affect the achievement of the duties and responsibilities
of the office; [RR 1995, c. 2, §11 (RAL).]










F. Staff or cause to be staffed any information center constructed, owned, leased,
acquired or operated by the State; [RR 1995, c. 2, §11 (RAL).]










G. Employ or engage outside technical or professional consultants or organizations
as are necessary or appropriate to assist the office in carrying out its functions; [RR 1995, c. 2, §11 (RAL).]










H. Accept fees as the director may designate for the preparation and distribution of
books, booklets, brochures, pamphlets, films, photos, maps, exhibits, mailing lists
and all similar materials and media advertising. There is established within the
office a revolving fund for the use of the office to help offset the preparation and
distribution costs of these materials. The office shall retain, without charge, an
appropriate number of each publication for complimentary distribution. Income from
the sale of publications and other materials charged to the revolving fund is credited
to the revolving fund to be used as a continuing carrying account to carry out the
purposes of the revolving fund; [RR 1995, c. 2, §11 (RAL).]










I. Subject to the approval of the commissioner, adopt, amend and repeal rules to carry
out the purposes of this section; and [RR 1995, c. 2, §11 (RAL).]










J. Undertake other activities that the commissioner considers appropriate and necessary
to ensure the successful implementation of this section. [RR 1995, c. 2, §11 (RAL).]







[
2003, c. 198, §7 (AMD)
.]





SECTION HISTORY

RR 1995, c. 2, §11 (RAL).
2003, c. 198, §§6,7 (AMD).
2011, c. 563, §4 (AMD).
Read Entire Law on legislature.maine.gov