Florida Senate - 2017 CS for CS for SB 64 By the Committees on Appropriations; and Environmental Preservation and Conservation; and Senators Bean and Mayfield 576-03482-17 201764c2 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; requiring the 9 division to continue a partnership with the Department 10 of Children and Families to promote fostering and 11 adoption of special needs children with certain 12 events; providing an effective date. 13 14 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 15 16 Section 1. Section 258.0142, Florida Statutes, is created 17 to read: 18 258.0142 Foster and adoptive family state park fee 19 discounts.- 20 (1) To promote awareness of the contributions made by 21 foster families and adoptive families to the vitality of the 22 state, the Division of Recreation and Parks shall provide the 23 following discounts on state park fees to persons who present 24 written documentation satisfactory to the division which 25 evidences their eligibility for the discounts: 26 (a) Families operating a licensed family foster home under 27 s. 409.175 shall receive family annual entrance passes at no 28 charge and a 50 percent discount on base campsite fees at state 29 parks. 30 (b) Families who adopt a special needs child as described 31 in s. 409.166(2)(a)2. from the Department of Children and 32 Families shall receive a one-time family annual entrance pass at 33 no charge at the time of the adoption. 34 (2) The division, in consultation with the Department of 35 Children and Families, shall identify the types of documentation 36 sufficient to establish eligibility for the discounts under this 37 section and establish a procedure for obtaining these discounts. 38 (3) The division shall continue its partnership with the 39 Department of Children and Families to promote fostering and 40 adoption of special needs children with events held each year 41 during National Foster Care Month and National Adoption Month. 42 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.