Amended in Assembly April 11, 2013

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,begin insert V. Manuel Pérez, Salas, end insertand Wagner)

(Coauthors: Senators Cannella, Fuller, Gaines,begin delete andend delete Huffbegin insert, Nielsen, and Padillaend insert)

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 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 dutybegin insert or reserveend insert military personnel for the United States Armed Forcesbegin insert or the National Guard of any stateend insert, 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 veteran, as defined
4in Section 980 of the Military and Veterans Codebegin delete, or current active
5dutyend delete
begin insert, or an active duty or reserveend insert military personnel for the United
6States Armed Forcesbegin delete,end deletebegin insert or the National Guard of any state,end insert shall be
7entitled to day use of any unit of the state park system on Memorial
8Day and Veterans Day ifbegin delete both of the following conditions are met:end delete

9begin delete(a)end deletebegin deleteend deletebegin deleteTheend deletebegin insert theend insert veteran can provide proofbegin insert of current military
10identification, or proofend insert
ofbegin delete honorableend delete discharge begin deleteor general dischargeend delete
11 underbegin delete honorableend delete conditionsbegin insert other than dishonorable or bad
12conductend insert
, or the active dutybegin delete military personnelend deletebegin insert or reserve military
13personnel of the Armed Forces or the National Guardend insert
can provide
14current military identification.

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15(b) The veteran or active duty military personnel resides in

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