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Alabama Senate Joint Resolution 25

Alabama Senate Joint Resolution 25

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Alabama Senate Joint Resolution 25
Alabama Senate Joint Resolution 25

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Published by: Kelly Caldwell Kazek on May 14, 2013
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SJR25 147775-1 By Senators Scofield, Allen, Beasley, Beason, Bedford, Blackwell, Brewbaker, Bussman, Coleman, Dial, Dunn, Fielding, Figures, Glover, Holley, Holtzclaw, Irons, Keahey, Marsh, McGill, Orr, Pittman, Reed, Ross, Sanders, Sanford, Singleton, Smith, Smitherman, Taylor, Waggoner, Ward, Whatley and Williams RFD: First Read: 14-FEB-13

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147775-1:n:01/31/2013:DSM/tj LRS2013-520


WHEREAS, tourism helps to create and sustain jobs in the economy of the State of Alabama, helps to stimulate local economies through consumer spending, and generates tax revenues for municipal, local, and state government programs; and WHEREAS, consumer spending represents a critical percentage of the state economy and job base and 70 percent of the national economy; and WHEREAS, recent federal tax increases will have a dampening impact on Alabama's economy and consumer spending levels, requiring some type of method to increase consumer spending to avoid a negative impact on economic growth; and WHEREAS, new marketing and technological advances in publishing allow readers to instantly learn about real tourism attractions within the stories they read if writers and

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publishers connect them through informational guides and links; and WHEREAS, readers tend to connect emotionally with frictional characters and the places in which those characters interact, creating a significant but largely untapped potential for boosting tourism around the state in an entirely new and effective way through the private sector fiction publishing market; and WHEREAS, nationally, few publishers or writers have taken advantage of or applied this new marketing technology to tourism fiction; and WHEREAS, the Southeastern Literary Tourism Initiative, an Alabama project, has provided working models for tourism fiction projects that could be used by many writers, publishers, and municipal and county governments; now therefore, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, That the Alabama Senate: (1) Invites authors and publishers to consider using real Alabama tourism attractions as settings for fictional stories and novels, thereby boosting the state economy. (2) Expresses support for those private sector writers and publishers who produce tourism fiction projects set in real Alabama tourism attractions. (3) Encourages municipal, county, regional, and state governments to develop ways and means to attract authors

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to write fictional stories in real Alabama tourism attractions and thereby boosting real tourism dollars around the state. (4) Recommends that local governments develop ways and means to work on a local level in attracting tourism fiction projects and on a statewide level to attract writers from outside the state in promoting real Alabama tourism attractions. (5) Calls upon educational institutions, including high school and university English, creative writing, marketing, and travel and leisure programs and departments to promote Alabama tourism fiction through providing professional input where asked and class assignments where appropriate. (6) Advises that the state apply for federal grants to promote tourism fiction throughout the state design a promotional method to be available nationwide. (7) Requests that Alabama citizens participate in promoting Alabama tourism fiction projects by recommending Alabama tourism attractions in which to set fictional stories through polls, by reading Alabama tourism fiction, and by advising local, state, and federal representatives and officials to promote local areas through fiction.

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