Florida Senate - 2017 SB 64 By Senator Bean 4-00012A-17 201764__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to state park fees; creating s. 3 258.0142, F.S.; providing certain discounts on state 4 park fees to specified foster and adoptive families; 5 requiring the Division of Recreation and Parks within 6 the Department of Environmental Protection to 7 establish certain documentation standards and create a 8 procedure for obtaining the discounts; providing an 9 effective date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. Section 258.0142, Florida Statutes, is created 14 to read: 15 258.0142 Foster and adoptive family state park fee 16 discounts.— 17 (1) The Division of Recreation and Parks shall provide the 18 following discounts on state park fees to persons who present 19 written documentation satisfactory to the division which 20 evidences their eligibility for the discounts: 21 (a) Families operating a licensed family foster home under 22 s. 409.175 shall receive family annual entrance passes at no 23 charge and a 50 percent discount on current base campsite fees 24 at state parks. 25 (b) Families who adopt a special needs child within the 26 Florida child welfare system as specifically described in s. 27 409.166(2)(a)2. shall receive family annual entrance passes at 28 no charge and a 50 percent discount on current base campsite 29 fees at state parks. The special needs child must also currently 30 meet the definition of a child in s. 39.01 in order for the 31 adoptive family to receive the specified discounts under this 32 subsection. 33 (2) The division shall identify the types of written 34 documentation sufficient to establish eligibility for the 35 discounts under this section and establish a procedure for 36 obtaining these discounts. 37 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.