Amended in Assembly April 3, 2013

Amended in Assembly March 13, 2013

California Legislature—2013–14 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 150

Introduced by Assembly Member Olsen

(Coauthors: Assembly Members Achadjian, Bigelow, Chávez, Beth Gaines, Gorell, Grove, Harkey, Maienschein, Patterson, and Wagner)

(Coauthors: Senators Cannella, Fuller, Gaines, and Huff)

January 18, 2013

An act to add Section 5011.6 to the Public Resources Code, relating to state parks.


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, including proof of a disability or proof of being held captive as a prisoner of war, to be issued a pass entitling the bearer usebegin insert ofend insert all facilities, including boat launching facilities, in units of the state park system.

This bill would require a veteranbegin delete of a war who was honorably discharged,end deletebegin insert, as defined,end insert or current active duty military personnel for the United States Armed Forces, to be entitled to day 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.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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Section 5011.6 is added to the Public Resources
, to read:



Notwithstanding Section 5011.5, a veteranbegin delete of a war in
4which the United States has been, or may be, engaged who was
5honorably discharged from service,end delete
begin insert, as defined in Section 980 of
6the Military and Veterans Code,end insert
or current active duty military
7personnel for the United States Armed Forces, shall be entitled to
8day use of any unit of the state park system on Memorial Day and
9Veterans Day if both of the following conditions are met:

10(a) The veteranbegin delete of warend deletebegin insert can provide proof of honorable discharge
11or general discharge under honorable conditions, end insert
orbegin insert theend insert active
12duty military personnel can provide current military identification.

13(b) The veteranbegin delete of warend delete or active duty military personnel resides
14in California.