S. 1735 (104th): United States Tourism Organization Act

May 08, 1996 (104th Congress, 1995–1996)
Died (Passed Senate)
Larry Pressler
Senator from South Dakota
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Last Updated
Sep 04, 1996
14 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2579 (Related)
United States National Tourism Organization Act of 1996

Signed by the President
Oct 11, 1996


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on August 2, 1996 but was never passed by the House.

Introduced May 08, 1996
Referred to Committee May 08, 1996
Reported by Committee Jun 06, 1996
Passed Senate Aug 02, 1996
Full Title

A bill to establish the United States Tourism Organization as a nongovernmental entity for the purpose of promoting tourism in the United States.


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35 cosponsors (20D, 15R) (show)

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8/2/1996--Passed Senate amended.
United States Tourism Organization Act - Establishes:
(1) the National Tourism Board to develop a national travel and tourism strategy for increasing U.S. tourism; and
(2) the United States Tourism Organization as a non-Federal not-for-profit organization to implement the national travel and tourism strategy developed by the Board. Requires the Secretary of State to cooperate with the Organization and place a high priority on implementing its recommendations.
Amends the Export Enhancement Act of 1988 to require the Federal trade promotion plan of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC) to reflect Board recommendations.
Makes the Chairman of the Organization a member of the TPCC. Terminates the Organization and the Board if a plan for the long-term financing of the Organization has not been implemented two years after its incorporation.

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