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
begin delete requireend delete a veteran, as defined, or current active duty or reserve military personnel for the United States Armed Forces or the National Guard of any state, begin delete to be entitled toend delete free day use of the California state parks, as provided, 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:
begin deleteNotwithstanding Section 5011.5, end deletea veteran, as defined in Section 980 of the Military
8and Veterans Code, or active duty or reserve military personnel
9for the United States Armed Forces or the National Guard of any
begin delete shall be entitled to free day use of the California state parks
11that are operated by the state and accessible with a vehicle day use
12annual pass, as those parks are listed on the department’s Internet
13 Web site,end delete
14provide proof of current military identification, or proof of
15discharge under conditions other than dishonorable or bad conduct,
16or the active duty or reserve military personnel of the Armed Forces
17or the National Guard can provide current military identification.