SB 13: "An Act providing for the waiver of certain fees and charges in state parks for disabled veterans."

00 SENATE BILL NO. 13 01 "An Act providing for the waiver of certain fees and charges in state parks for disabled 02 veterans." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 41.21.026(a) is amended to read: 05 (a) Notwithstanding (b) of this section and except as provided in (d) and (f) 06 of this section, the department may charge or collect a fee in a park unit for 07 (1) rental of public use cabins or other overnight lodgings; 08 (2) overnight use of a developed campsite; 09 (3) special park use permits; 10 (4) competitive and exclusive commercial use permits; 11 (5) noncompetitive and nonexclusive commercial use permits; 12 (6) use of a sewage holding tank dump station; 13 (7) admission to or guided tours of visitor centers and historic sites; 14 (8) use of an improved boat ramp in a park facility developed

01 principally for boat launching; 02 (9) sale of firewood; 03 (10) sale of merchandise for informational or educational purposes 04 related to public use and understanding of parks, including maps, plans, and other 05 graphic materials; 06 (11) use of a developed facility that has developed parking and rest 07 rooms; and 08 (12) presentation or attendance at programs related to natural or 09 cultural history, outdoor skills or education, or other topics concerned with public use, 10 enjoyment, or understanding of parks. 11 * Sec. 2. AS 41.21.026(d) is amended to read: 12 (d) The department shall issue free of charge to a disabled veteran 13 [VETERANS] of this country an annual state park developed campsite permit. The 14 permit shall allow the [A] disabled veteran to use a state park developed campsite for 15 personal recreation use without a charge or fee under (a)(2) of this section. While 16 utilizing a developed campsite without charge under this subsection, the disabled 17 veteran shall comply with all other statutes or regulations pertaining to the use of the 18 developed campsite. The department shall provide a form for use by a disabled veteran 19 when applying for a permit under this section. Not later than February 1 of each year, 20 the department shall prepare a report on the number of permits issued to disabled 21 veterans under this subsection during the previous calendar year and notify the 22 legislature that the report is available. 23 * Sec. 3. AS 41.21.026(e) is amended to read: 24 (e) In this section, 25 (1) "developed campsite" means a campsite having access to the 26 following public facilities: 27 (A) [(1)] restrooms; 28 (B) [(2)] a picnic table; 29 (C) [(3)] an outdoor cooking facility; and 30 (D) [(4)] an approved water source; 31 (2) "veteran" has the meaning given in AS 38.05.067.

01 * Sec. 4. AS 41.21.026 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 02 (f) The department may not charge or collect a fee under (a)(1), (6) - (8), (11), 03 or (12) of this section from a resident who is a disabled veteran.