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 use of all facilities, including boat launching facilities, in units of the state park system.
This bill would require a veteran, as defined, 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:
Section 5011.6 is added to the Public Resources
2Code, to read:
Notwithstanding Section 5011.5, a veteran, as defined
4in Section 980 of the Military and Veterans Code
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6States Armed Forces
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7entitled to day use of any unit of the state park system on Memorial
8Day and Veterans Day if
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begin delete(a)end delete begin delete end delete begin deleteTheend delete veteran can provide proof of begin delete honorableend delete discharge begin deleteor general dischargeend delete
begin delete honorableend delete conditions, or the active duty begin delete military personnelend delete can provide
14current military identification.
15(b) The veteran or active duty military personnel resides in