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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.740

Introduced by Representative Perry of Richford

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Conservation and development; international border information centers

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to require that the agency of commerce and community development establish an official international border tourist information center in each town in which a land-based

U.S. border entry station is located.

AN ACT RELATING TO INTERNATIONAL BORDER TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  10 V.S.A. § 485b is added to read:

§ 485b.  OFFICIAL INTERNATIONAL BORDER TOURIST

               INFORMATION CENTER

The agency of commerce and community development shall establish one official international border tourist information center in each town in the state in which one or more land-based U.S. border entry stations are located.  Each center shall be located within one-half mile of a border entry station.  The center shall provide information about public accommodations, commercial services for the traveling public, other businesses, and points of scenic, historic, cultural, educational, and religious interest.  An information officer shall be present in the center to assist the public during regular business hours and at other peak travel times.  Each center shall include a public restroom but need not be designated as an official state highway rest area.  The agency of transportation shall provide signage from each border entry station directing the traveling public to the information center located in that town.  The existence of an official tourist information center in a town, in accordance with the provisions of section 485 of this title, shall satisfy the requirements of this section.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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