Florida Senate - 2016 PROPOSED COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE Bill No. CS for SB 570 Ì958206,Î958206 576-02400-16 Proposed Committee Substitute by the Committee on Appropriations (Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government) 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to a state park entrance fee holiday; 3 prohibiting the Division of Recreation and Parks from 4 charging day use entrance fees at state parks for a 5 specified period; requiring the division to ensure 6 that each state park closes once its carrying capacity 7 is reached; clarifying that the holiday does not apply 8 to other fees; providing exceptions; providing an 9 appropriation; providing an effective date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. In order to encourage the use and enjoyment of 14 Florida’s state parks, a state park entrance fee holiday is 15 created. 16 (1) Notwithstanding s. 258.014, Florida Statutes, the 17 Division of Recreation and Parks of the Department of 18 Environmental Protection may not charge day use entrance fees at 19 any state park operated by the division for a 12-month period 20 beginning July 1, 2016. The division shall ensure that each 21 state park closes once its carrying capacity, as set forth in 22 its unit management plan, is reached. 23 (2) This act does not apply to fees for the use of 24 facilities, campgrounds, or equipment; or fees for concessions, 25 entertainment, or guided tours, at any state park. 26 (3) This act does not apply to Skyway Fishing Pier State 27 Park, Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, or 28 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. 29 Section 2. For the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the sum of $27.3 30 million in nonrecurring funds is appropriated from the General 31 Revenue Fund to the State Park Trust Fund within the Department 32 of Environmental Protection to support state parks and implement 33 this act. 34 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.