Virginia Tourism Authority; designating Blue Ridge Highlands region to enhance tourism development. (SB243)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Tourism Authority; Blue Ridge Highlands region. Requires the Virginia Tourism Authority to designate the Blue Ridge Highlands region to enhance tourism development efforts. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/03/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102578D
01/03/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/16/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB243)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB243)
01/27/2014Committee amendment
01/27/2014Failed to report (defeated) in Commerce and Labor (5-Y 7-N 2-A) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB366.


Carol Lindstrom writes:

This bill will create a scenario in which this region will have a real shot at enhancing tourism. Enhancing tourism means more revenues for the Counties, Cities and Towns. That is a very, very good thing for citizens here. It also opens up a lot potential for new businesses to start and existing businesses to expand, creating jobs.