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.
   14  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   16         Section 1. Section 258.0142, Florida Statutes, is created
   17  to read:
   18         258.0142Foster 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.