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Title VI COUNTY, TOWNSHIP AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISION GOVERNMENT

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  67.607.  Powers of commission. — Each regional convention and visitors commission is empowered to:

  (1)  Develop and execute plans, policies, and programs exclusively to promote convention and tourist business within the area of the city and county involved;

  (2)  Cooperate and act jointly with other agencies, bureaus, boards, and associations to promote conventions and tourist business within the area of the city and county involved;

  (3)  Contract with any public or private agency, individual, partnership, association, corporation or other legal entity for the furnishing of services and supplies for promotion of convention and tourist business within the city and county involved;

  (4)  Lease and sublease, for a period not to exceed forty years, contract to bear* the cost of operating an existing convention center, including any adjoining southern or eastward expansion thereof, and to operate such facilities; and to provide services to visitors to the area of the city and county involved;

  (5)  Develop, devise, promote, fund or contribute to the support of advertising and public relations campaigns designed or intended to promote conventions and tourism in the area of the city and county involved, or parts thereof;

  (6)  Contract for, or exact, a charge from any person in connection with the use, enjoyment, purchase, license, or lease of any property or facility operated under lease by the commission, or any activity, exhibit, function, or personnel of the commission;

  (7)  Appoint a director and necessary assistants, to fix their compensation and to remove such appointees;

  (8)  Execute contracts and sue and be sued;

  (9)  Contract with the county and city, or any convention and visitors bureau thereof, involved to allow such county or city, or any convention and visitors bureau thereof, to pay over to the commission the proceeds of any convention and tourism tax or gross receipts tax on hotels and motels imposed by such county or city for the purpose of promoting conventions and tourism, or providing and maintaining facilities therefor or sales tax on the amount of sales or charges for rooms paid by transient guests of hotels and motels imposed by such county or city pursuant to section 67.657;

  (10)  Contract with any public or private agency, individual, partnership, association, corporation or other legal entity to provide for limitations on marketing or use or both of the facilities referred to in subdivision (4) of this section or other special purpose civic facilities for assembly, display and entertainment which are owned, leased or operated, in whole or in part, by the city or the county.

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(L. 1984 S.B. 709 § 3, A.L. 1991 S.B. 373)

*Words "and bear" appear here in original rolls.


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