The Legislature hereby finds and determines that:
(1) The convention industry is a vital and beneficial industry for the State of Alabama and promotes the health, welfare, progress, and physical and economic well-being of the people of this state.
(2) Adequate facilities are essential to the proper development of the meeting and entertainment industries. Adequate convention facilities are often not self-supporting so as to permit their financing with revenue bonds, but generate economic activity and stimulate business and commerce in the affected locality, and throughout the state, through increased demand for goods and services furnished by restaurants, hotels, places of entertainment, as well as stores, shops and other establishments, and, as a consequence, they generate additional state and local tax revenues.
(3) It is in the interest of the state and its cities and counties, for the state to assist any city, county, and entities or authorities thereof in financing convention facilities by remitting to the city, county, or entities or authorities thereof a portion of the additional state transient occupancy tax proceeds paid by delegates.