- Introduced -

SB 723 - This act creates the "Cultural Tourism Development Program" within the Department of Economic Development. The goal of the program is to increase visitor enjoyment and visitor expenditures associated with artistic, heritage and historical offerings in the state.

The Department of Economic Development will work in conjunction with the Division of Tourism, Missouri Humanities Council, Missouri Arts Council, Department of Transportation, Department of Natural Resources, Secretary of State's office, and other entities to administer the grant and loan program. No single award for a project shall exceed ten percent of the total awards for a single year.

This act is similar to SB 250 (2001).