Florida Senate - 2016 SB 570 By Senator Dean 5-00717A-16 2016570__ 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; clarifying that the holiday does not 6 apply to other fees; providing exceptions; providing 7 an effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. In order to encourage the use and enjoyment of 12 Florida’s state parks, a state park entrance fee holiday is 13 created. 14 (1) Notwithstanding s. 258.014, Florida Statutes, the 15 Division of Recreation and Parks of the Department of 16 Environmental Protection may not charge day use entrance fees at 17 any state park operated by the division for a 12-month period 18 beginning July 1, 2016. 19 (2) This act does not apply to fees for the use of 20 facilities, campgrounds, or equipment; or fees for concessions, 21 entertainment, or guided tours, at any state park. 22 (3) This act does not apply to Skyway Fishing Pier State 23 Park, Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, or 24 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. 25 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.