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ASSEMBLY STANDING COMMITTEE ON TOURISM, PARKS, ARTS, AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENT

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Oral Testimony by Invitation Only

SUBJECT:
Impact of Tourism on Job Growth and the State's Economy

PURPOSE:
To examine the impact of State programs and funding for tourism on the state's tourism industry and economy.

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
11 AM
Assembly Hearing Room
Room 1923, 19th Floor
250 Broadway
New York, New York

In 2009, New York's tourism sector supported over 350,000 jobs across the State. New York offers a diversity of world class cultural, historical, natural and recreational resources. The support, preservation and successful marketing of these attractions have the potential to create and sustain jobs and boost our State's economy. The Committee seeks to examine the impact of existing tourism programs and funding and to explore the potential for greater efficiency and effectiveness in achieving job growth and economic revitalization.

Please see the reverse side for a list of subjects to which witnesses may direct their testimony.

Persons invited to present pertinent testimony to the Committees at the above hearing should complete and return the enclosed reply form as soon as possible. It is important that the reply form be fully completed and returned so that persons may be notified in the event of emergency postponement or cancellation.

Oral testimony will be limited to 10 minutes duration. In preparing the order of witnesses, the Committees will attempt to accommodate individual requests to speak at particular times in view of special circumstances. These requests should be made on the attached reply form or communicated to Committees' staff as early as possible.

Ten copies of any prepared testimony should be submitted at the hearing registration desk. The Committees would appreciate advance receipt of prepared statements.

In order to further publicize these hearings, please inform additional interested parties and organizations of the Committees' interest in receiving written testimony from any interested sources.

In order to meet the needs of those who may have a disability, the Assembly, in accordance with its policy of non-discrimination on the basis of disability, as well as the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), has made its facilities and services available to all individuals with disabilities. For individuals with disabilities, accommodations will be provided, upon reasonable request, to afford such individuals access and admission to Assembly facilities and activities.

Margaret Markey
Member of Assembly
Chair
Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts, and Sports Development




SELECTED ISSUES TO WHICH WITNESSES MAY DIRECT THEIR TESTIMONY:
  1. The effectiveness of State supported programs aimed at enhancing tourism, the arts, and historical and natural preservation.

  2. The potential for locally supported events, such as festivals and conferences to increase tourism and economically impact local economies.

  3. The impact of the arts on tourism.

  4. The future of New York State parks, historic sites and artifacts, and recreation areas.



PUBLIC HEARING REPLY FORM

Persons wishing to present testimony at the public hearing on the impact of tourism on job growth and the State's economy are requested to complete this reply form as soon as possible and mail, email or fax it to:

Robert Franchini
Principal Committee Assistant
Assembly Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts, and Sports Development
Room 520 - Capitol
Albany, New York 12248
E-mail: franchinir@assembly.state.ny.us
Phone: (518) 455-4928
Fax: (518) 455-5182
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I plan to make a public statement at the hearing. My statement will be limited to 10 minutes, and I will answer any questions which may arise. I will provide 10 copies of my prepared statement.
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I will address my remarks to the following subjects:




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