Florida Senate - 2011                       CS for CS for SB 236
       By the Committees on Budget Subcommittee on General Government
       Appropriations; and Environmental Preservation and Conservation;
       and Senators Hays, Detert, Jones, and Altman
       601-04494-11                                           2011236c2
    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         amending s. 380.0685, F.S., relating to a surcharge
   14         imposed on admission fees to state parks in areas of
   15         critical state concern located in certain counties;
   16         providing for certain municipalities to use the
   17         proceeds of the surcharge for land acquisition or
   18         beach renourishment or restoration; providing
   19         limitations for purposes of determining state matching
   20         funds; providing an effective date.
   22  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   24         Section 1. Subsection (3) of section 258.0145, Florida
   25  Statutes, is amended, and subsection (4) is added to that
   26  section, to read:
   27         258.0145 Military state park fee discounts.—The Division of
   28  Recreation and Parks shall provide the following discounts on
   29  park fees to persons who present written documentation
   30  satisfactory to the division which evidences their eligibility
   31  for the discounts:
   32         (3) Surviving spouses and parents of deceased members of
   33  the United States Armed Forces, National Guard, or reserve
   34  components thereof who have fallen in combat shall receive
   35  lifetime family annual entrance passes at no charge.
   36         (4) The surviving spouse and parents of a law enforcement
   37  officer, as defined in s. 943.10(1), or a firefighter, as
   38  defined in s. 633.30(1), who has died in the line of duty shall
   39  receive lifetime family annual entrance passes at no charge.
   40         Section 2. Jack Mashburn Marina designated; Department of
   41  Environmental Protection to erect suitable markers.—
   42         (1) The marina commonly referred to as the “boat basin” on
   43  Grand Lagoon at St. Andrews State Park in Bay County is
   44  designated as “Jack Mashburn Marina.”
   45         (2) The Department of Environmental Protection is directed
   46  to erect suitable markers designating Jack Mashburn Marina as
   47  described in subsection (1).
   48         Section 3. Any property within the state park system which
   49  has free-roaming animal populations is exempt from the
   50  provisions of s. 588.15, Florida Statutes.
   51         Section 4. Section 380.0685, Florida Statutes, is amended
   52  to read:
   53         380.0685 State park in area of critical state concern in
   54  county which creates land authority; surcharge on admission and
   55  overnight occupancy.—The Department of Environmental Protection
   56  shall impose and collect a surcharge of 50 cents per person per
   57  day, or $5 per annual family auto entrance permit, on admission
   58  to all state parks in areas of critical state concern located in
   59  a county which creates a land authority pursuant to s.
   60  380.0663(1), and a surcharge of $2.50 per night per campsite,
   61  cabin, or other overnight recreational occupancy unit in state
   62  parks in areas of critical state concern located in a county
   63  which creates a land authority pursuant to s. 380.0663(1);
   64  however, no surcharge shall be imposed or collected under this
   65  section for overnight use by nonprofit groups of organized group
   66  camps, primitive camping areas, or other facilities intended
   67  primarily for organized group use. Such surcharges shall be
   68  imposed within 90 days after any county creating a land
   69  authority notifies the Department of Environmental Protection
   70  that the land authority has been created. The proceeds from such
   71  surcharges, less a collection fee that shall be kept by the
   72  Department of Environmental Protection for the actual cost of
   73  collection, not to exceed 2 percent, shall be transmitted to the
   74  land authority of the county from which the revenue was
   75  generated. Such funds shall be used to purchase property in the
   76  area or areas of critical state concern in the county from which
   77  the revenue was generated. An amount not to exceed 10 percent
   78  may be used for administration and other costs incident to such
   79  purchases. However, the proceeds of the surcharges imposed and
   80  collected pursuant to this section in a state park or parks
   81  located wholly within a municipality, less the costs of
   82  collection as provided herein, shall be transmitted to that
   83  municipality for use by the municipality for land acquisition or
   84  for beach renourishment or restoration, including, but not
   85  limited to, costs associated with any design, permitting,
   86  monitoring, and mitigation of such work, as well as the work
   87  itself. However, these funds may not be included in any
   88  calculation used for providing state matching funds for local
   89  contributions for beach renourishment or restoration. The
   90  surcharges levied under this section shall remain imposed as
   91  long as the land authority is in existence.
   92         Section 5. This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.