Article 19C.

Outdoor Historical Dramas.

§ 143-204.8.  Allotments to outdoor historical dramas.

(a)        Upon the application of an outdoor historical drama corporation or trust, approved by the Secretary of Natural and Cultural Resources, the Governor and the Council of State may order an allotment from the Contingency and Emergency Fund of the State not to exceed fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) a year to that outdoor historical drama corporation or trust to aid in the production of an outdoor historical drama if the provisions of subsection (b) of this section are met.

(b)        An allotment shall only be made under this section upon evidence submitted to the Governor and Council of State by the Secretary of Natural and Cultural Resources that during the immediately preceding season of production, the drama was operated at a deficit because of inclement weather or other circumstances beyond the control of the corporation or trust and that contributions or gifts made to the corporation or trust are deductible for income tax purposes under the Internal Revenue Code.

(c)        For purposes of this section, an "outdoor historical drama corporation or trust," means only the following corporations or trusts presenting outdoor historical dramas:

Corporation or Trust                                                                 Outdoor Historical Drama

Cherokee Historical Association,                                             "Unto These Hills"

Incorporated

The Committee for an Outdoor                                                "Blackbeard - The

     Drama at Bath, Incorporated                                                Knight of the Black

                                                                                                   Flag"

The Duplin Outdoor Drama Society,                                        "The Liberty Cart: A

Incorporated                                                                         Duplin Story"

Eastern Stage, Inc.                                                                    "First for Freedom"

The Moore County Historical                                                   "The House in the

Association, Incorporated                                                    Horseshoe"

The Outdoor Theatre Fund                                                       "From This Day Forward"

Charitable Trust

"Revolution!", Incorporated                                                     "Revolution!"

Roanoke Island Historical                                                         "The Lost Colony"

Association, Incorporated

Robeson Historical Drama,                                                       "Strike at the Wind"

Incorporated

Snow Camp Historical Drama                                                  "Sword of Peace"

Society, Incorporated

Southern Appalachian Historical                                              "Horn in the West"

Association, Incorporated

The Waxhaws Historical Festival                                             "Listen and Remember"

and Drama Association

The above listing of dramas is for informational purposes only and shall not be construed to limit the eligibility of the specified outdoor historical drama corporation or trust to receive allotments under this section.

(d)       An outdoor historical drama corporation or trust which has applied for or received an allotment under this section shall permit the State Auditor to inspect and audit its financial records.  (1977, c. 996, s. 1; 1987 (Reg. Sess., 1988), c. 1086, s. 44; 1989, c. 752, s. 21; 1991, c. 636, s. 16; 2015-241, s. 14.30(t).)