Florida Senate - 2011                              CS for SB 236
       By the Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation;
       and Senators Hays, Detert, and Jones
       592-02912-11                                           2011236c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to state parks; amending s. 258.0145,
    3         F.S.; providing for the parents of certain deceased
    4         veterans and the spouse and parents of law enforcement
    5         officers and firefighters who die in the line of duty
    6         to receive annual entrance passes to state parks at no
    7         charge; designating the Jack Mashburn Marina at St.
    8         Andrews State Park in Bay County; directing the
    9         Department of Environmental Protection to erect
   10         suitable markers; exempting parks within the state
   11         park system which have free-roaming animal populations
   12         from the liability provisions in s. 588.15, F.S.;
   13         providing an effective date.
   15  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   17         Section 1. Subsection (3) of section 258.0145, Florida
   18  Statutes, is amended, and subsection (4) is added to that
   19  section, to read:
   20         258.0145 Military state park fee discounts.—The Division of
   21  Recreation and Parks shall provide the following discounts on
   22  park fees to persons who present written documentation
   23  satisfactory to the division which evidences their eligibility
   24  for the discounts:
   25         (3) Surviving spouses and parents of deceased members of
   26  the United States Armed Forces, National Guard, or reserve
   27  components thereof who have fallen in combat shall receive
   28  lifetime family annual entrance passes at no charge.
   29         (4) The surviving spouse and parents of a law enforcement
   30  officer, as defined in s. 943.10(1), or a firefighter, as
   31  defined in s. 633.30(1), who has died in the line of duty shall
   32  receive lifetime family annual entrance passes at no charge.
   33         Section 2. Jack Mashburn Marina designated; Department of
   34  Environmental Protection to erect suitable markers.—
   35         (1) The marina commonly referred to as the “boat basin” on
   36  Grand Lagoon at St. Andrews State Park in Bay County is
   37  designated as “Jack Mashburn Marina.”
   38         (2) The Department of Environmental Protection is directed
   39  to erect suitable markers designating Jack Mashburn Marina as
   40  described in subsection (1).
   41         Section 3. Any property within the state park system which
   42  has free-roaming animal populations is exempt from the
   43  provisions of s. 588.15, Florida Statutes.
   44         Section 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.