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Outside Section 163
Data Current as of:  8/19/2015

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Commission on State House Tourism

SECTION 163.   Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, there shall be a commission to research and assess opportunities to enhance tourism at the state house. The commission shall examine and determine potential ways to increase retail sales through the State House bookstore and other gift kiosks. The commission shall consist of the following persons: the state secretary or a designee, who shall serve as chair; the commissioner of conservation and recreation or a designee; the secretary of housing and economic development or a designee; 2 members of the house of representatives, 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader; 2 members of the senate, 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader; the superintendent of the state house or a designee; and 3 persons to be appointed by the governor. The commission shall commence within 2 weeks of the effective date of this act and shall meet at least 4 times. The commission shall present a report on its findings and recommendations within 12 months of the effective date of this act.

Veto Explanation:
I am vetoing this section because the goals of enhancing tourism at the State House and increasing retail sales at the State House bookstore, whatever their merits, can be addressed without the creation of a new 11-member commission.