AB 150, as amended, Olsen. State parks: armed services: fee waiver.
Existing law requires certain veterans of a war in which the United States is or has been engaged, upon application and presentation to the Department of Parks and Recreation of certain proof,
begin delete such asend delete proof of a disability or of being held captive as a prisoner of war, to be issued a pass entitling the bearer begin delete toend delete use all facilities, including boat launching facilities, in units of the state park system.
This bill would require
begin delete anyend delete veteran of begin delete suchend delete a war who was honorably discharged, or begin delete aend delete current active duty begin delete soliderend delete for the United States Armed Forces, begin delete upon application,end delete to be begin delete issued a pass entitling the bearer of the pass to theend delete use of any unit of the state park system on Memorial Day and Veterans Day if certain conditions are met, including
that proper proof is supplied. begin delete If the veteran or active duty soldier enters the park in a vehicle, the bill
would require all occupants in the vehicle to have their entrance fee waived.end delete
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 5011.6 is added to the Public Resources
2Code, to read:
begin delete(a)end delete begin delete end deleteNotwithstanding Section 5011.5, a veteran of a
4war in which the United States has been, or may be, engaged who
5was honorably discharged from service, or
begin delete aend delete current active duty
begin deletesoldierend delete for the United States Armed Forces,
begin delete upon application,end delete shall be begin delete issued a pass entitling the bearerend delete
begin delete theend delete use of any unit of the state park system on Memorial
9Day and Veterans Day if both of the following conditions are met:
11 The veteran of war
begin delete can provide proof of honorable dischargeend delete
begin delete theend delete active duty begin delete soliderend delete can provide current
15 The veteran of war or
begin delete theend delete active duty begin delete soliderend delete resides in California.
17(b) If the bearer of the pass issued pursuant to subdivision (a)
18enters the state park in a vehicle, all occupants of the vehicle shall
19have their entrance fee waived.