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2013 House Bill 4297: Give free state park admission to disabled veterans

Public Act 81 of 2013

Introduced by Rep. Frank Foster (R) on February 20, 2013
To waive state park and campground admission fees for disabled veterans, or ones who were prisoners of war. Specifically, the bill grants these veterans the vehicle registration “recreation passport” without the $11 charge.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee on February 20, 2013
Reported in the House on April 24, 2013
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on May 2, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 2, 2013
Amendment offered by Rep. Frank Foster (R) on May 7, 2013
To clarify procedures to be used to calculate the foregone revenue, which the bill would require to be paid to the parks from general fund tax revenues.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 7, 2013
To waive state park and campground admission fees for disabled veterans, or ones who were prisoners of war, or who were awarded the Medal of Honor. Specifically, the bill grants these veterans the vehicle registration “recreation passport” without the $11 charge. The foregone revenue would have to be paid to the parks from general fund tax revenues.
Received in the Senate on May 8, 2013
Referred to the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs & Homeland Security Committee on May 8, 2013
Reported in the Senate on May 22, 2013
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 27, 2013

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