Florida Senate - 2010 CS for SB 2256
By the Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation;
and Senator Baker
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.