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       Florida Senate - 2010                             CS for SB 2256
       By the Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation;
       and Senator Baker
       592-05313-10                                          20102256c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to state parks; creating s. 258.0145,
    3         F.S.; providing discounts on annual passes for members
    4         and veterans of the United States Armed Forces and
    5         reserve forces and for surviving spouses of certain
    6         veterans; amending s. 258.004, F.S.; providing
    7         additional duties of the Division of Recreation and
    8         Parks of the Department of Environmental Protection;
    9         providing an effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. Section 258.0145, Florida Statutes, is created
   14  to read:
   15         258.0145 Military state park fee discounts.—The Division of
   16  Recreation and Parks shall provide the following discounts on
   17  park fees to persons who present written documentation
   18  satisfactory to the division which evidences their eligibility
   19  for the discounts:
   20         (1) Active duty members and honorably discharged veterans
   21  of the United States Armed Forces, National Guard, or reserve
   22  components thereof shall receive a 25 percent discount on annual
   23  entrance passes.
   24         (2) Honorably discharged veterans who have service
   25  connected disabilities shall receive lifetime family annual
   26  entrance passes at no charge.
   27         (3) Surviving spouses of deceased members of the United
   28  States Armed Forces, National Guard, or reserve components
   29  thereof who have fallen in combat shall receive lifetime family
   30  annual entrance passes at no charge.
   31         Section 2. Subsections (3) through (7) are added to section
   32  258.004, Florida Statutes, to read:
   33         258.004 Duties of division.—
   34         (3) The Division of Recreation and Parks shall study and
   35  appraise the recreation needs of the state and assemble and
   36  disseminate information relative to recreation.
   37         (4) The Division of Recreation and Parks shall provide
   38  consultation assistance to the Department of Community Affairs
   39  and to local governing units as to the protection, organization,
   40  and administration of local recreation systems and the planning
   41  and design of local recreation areas and facilities.
   42         (5) The Division of Recreation and Parks shall assist in
   43  recruiting, training, and placing recreation personnel.
   44         (6) The Division of Recreation and Parks shall sponsor and
   45  promote recreation institutes, workshops, seminars, and
   46  conferences throughout the state.
   47         (7) The Division of Recreation and Parks shall cooperate
   48  with state and federal agencies, private organizations, and
   49  commercial and industrial interests in the promotion of a state
   50  recreation program.
   51         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.

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