Amended in Senate September 3, 2013

Amended in Assembly May 24, 2013

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, V. Manuel Pérez, Salas, and Wagner)

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

January 18, 2013


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

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

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 wouldbegin delete requireend deletebegin insert authorize the department to offerend insert 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 deletebegin insert a reduced fee orend insert 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:

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SECTION 1.  

Section 5011.6 is added to the Public Resources
2Code
, to read:

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5011.6.  

begin deleteNotwithstanding Section 5011.5, end deletebegin insertThe department may
4offer a reduced fee or free day use of any unit of the state park
5that is operated by the state and accessible with a vehicle day use
6annual pass, as those parks are listed on the department’s Internet
7Web site, to end insert
a 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
10state, 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
on Memorial Day and Veterans Day if the veteran can
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.



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