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Code of Virginia
Title 15.2. Counties, Cities and Towns
Chapter 24. Service Districts; Taxes and Assessments for Local Improvements
8/16/2022

§ 15.2-2413.6. Local ordinances related to tourism improvement districts.

A. Any locality establishing a tourism improvement district may enact ordinances on any of the following subjects that provide for:

1. Activities and other additional services required for tourism promotion or events or for enhancement of the tourism improvement district;

2. Activities in the tourism improvement district that will fund the promotion of tourism activities in the tourism improvement district, including acquiring, constructing, installing, or maintaining capital improvements;

3. Operating and maintaining any tourism improvement district activity;

4. The charging of fees on all benefited businesses within a tourism improvement district, which shall be charged on the basis of the estimated benefit to such businesses within the tourism improvement district;

5. The classifying of businesses for purposes of determining the benefit to the businesses of the activities provided pursuant to this article;

6. A process for the collection of revenues from fees from benefited businesses; and

7. Forming a tourism improvement district in cooperation with, and that includes, other localities.

B. After establishing a tourism improvement district, a locality shall not decrease the level of publicly funded tourism promotion services in a tourism improvement district existing prior to the creation of such tourism improvement district.

2021, Sp. Sess. I, c. 500.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.