§ 19-2404.  Expenditures From Funds.
   (1)   Expenditures from the fund established pursuant to Section 19-2403 for the tourist promotion agency and generated by the Hotel Room Rental Tax shall be used by the designated tourist promotion agency for: 421
      (a)   advertising and publicizing tourist attractions in the area served by the agency;
      (b)   promoting and attracting conventions, exhibitions and other functions to utilize facilities in the area served by the agency;
      (c)   promoting and otherwise encouraging the use of the facilities in the area served by the agency by the public as a whole; and
      (d)   costs associated with the development and operation of the convention center.
   (1.1)   Expenditures from the fund established pursuant to Section 19-2403 for the benefit of the tourist promotion agency and generated by the Hospitality Promotion Tax shall be used by the designated tourist promotion agency to promote the use of the expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center and to promote the area served by the tourist promotion agency, including in international markets. 422
   (2)   Expenditures from the fund established pursuant to Section 19-2403 for convention center authority purposes and generated by the Hotel Room Rental Tax shall be used by the authority for the following uses: 423
      (a)   Projected annual debt service or lease payments of the convention center authority.
      (b)   Costs associated with financing, constructing, improving, maintaining, furnishing, fixturing and equipping the convention center.
      (c)   Costs associated with the development of the convention center, including, but not limited to, design, engineering and feasibility costs.
      (d)   Costs associated with the operation and management of the convention center.
      (e)   Costs associated with promoting, marketing and otherwise encouraging use of the convention center.
      (f)   General purposes of the convention center.
   (2.1)   Expenditures from the fund established pursuant to Section 19-2403 for convention center authority purposes and generated by the Hospitality Promotion Tax shall be used by the City to support the expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center. 424
   (3)   Expenditures from the fund established pursuant to Section 19-2403 for the benefit of the regional attractions marketing agency and generated by the Tourism and Marketing Tax or the Hospitality Promotion Tax shall be used by the agency for: 425
      (a)   direct advertising efforts directed towards advertising and publicizing tourist attractions in the area served by the agency;
      (b)   promoting and attracting tourism to facilities in the area served by the agency; and
      (c)   promoting and otherwise encouraging the use of the facilities in the area served by the agency by the public as a whole.

 

Notes

421
   Amended, Bill No. 080744 (approved November 19, 2008), effective January 1, 2009.
422
   Added, Bill No. 080744 (approved November 19, 2008), effective January 1, 2009.
423
   Amended, Bill No. 080744 (approved November 19, 2008), effective January 1, 2009.
424
   Added, Bill No. 080744 (approved November 19, 2008), effective January 1, 2009.
425
   Added, Bill No. 990116 (approved May 6, 1999), effective July 1, 1999; amended, Bill No. 080744 (approved November 19, 2008), effective January 1, 2009.