Substitute Senate Bill No. 1263

Public Act No. 99-144

An Act Concerning the Membership of the Connecticut Tourism Council.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Subsection (a) of section 32-301 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) There is established within the Department of Economic and Community Development, for administrative purposes only, a Connecticut Tourism Council. The council shall consist of (1) the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, (2) the Commissioner of Transportation, or [his] a designee, (3) the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, or [his] a designee, (4) the Commissioner of Agriculture, or a designee, (5) four members appointed by the Governor, one of whom shall represent the campground industry, one of whom shall represent a chamber of commerce, one of whom shall represent a tourist attraction, and one of whom shall represent the arts and [(5)] (6) six members appointed as follows: (A) One by the president pro tempore of the Senate, who shall represent the hotel and motel industry, (B) one by the majority leader of the Senate, who shall represent a convention center authority or coliseum authority, (C) one by the minority leader of the Senate, who shall represent the restaurant industry, (D) one by the speaker of the House of Representatives, who shall represent a tourism district, (E) one by the majority leader of the House of Representatives, who shall represent a tourism district and (F) one by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, who shall represent tour bus companies. All members appointed by the Governor shall serve a term of four years. The terms of all members appointed by members of the General Assembly shall be coterminous with the terms of members of the General Assembly. No member of the council who represents a tourism district may (i) serve for consecutive terms on the council or (ii) represent the same tourism district as [his] such member's predecessor on the council. The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall serve as chairperson of the council.

Approved June 8, 1999

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