Florida Senate - 2019                                     SB 590
       By Senator Albritton
       26-00747-19                                            2019590__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to state park fees; amending s.
    3         258.014, F.S.; requiring the Division of Recreation
    4         and Parks to create by rule a state park annual
    5         entrance pass program to allow entrance at no charge
    6         to persons who perform certain volunteer work;
    7         providing requirements for the program; providing an
    8         effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Subsection (3) is added to section 258.014,
   13  Florida Statutes, to read:
   14         258.014 Fees for use of state parks.—
   15         (3) The division shall adopt rules to create a state park
   16  annual entrance pass program for individuals who perform
   17  volunteer work related to nonnative and invasive plant species
   18  removal. The division shall issue an annual entrance pass to all
   19  state parks at no charge to individuals who perform at least 50
   20  hours of volunteer work on conservation and recreation lands in
   21  this state per year to remove nonnative and invasive plant
   22  species. Such conservation and recreation lands may include, but
   23  are not limited to, state parks, state forest lands, water
   24  management district lands, Fish and Wildlife Conservation
   25  Commission conservation-managed lands, or other public lands
   26  managed by the department. The volunteer work performed by the
   27  individual must be consistent with the public land’s management
   28  plan and be conducted under the supervision of the division or
   29  another appropriate land management agency. The rules must
   30  include, at a minimum:
   31         (a) Identification of the specific work that qualifies for
   32  volunteer hours.
   33         (b) A process to document and verify that the individual
   34  performed at least 50 hours of volunteer work for nonnative and
   35  invasive species removal on the public land before receiving an
   36  annual entrance pass at no charge.
   37         (c) A process to identify activities and locations
   38  appropriate for volunteers consistent with each public land’s
   39  management plan.
   40         (d) A process for supervising volunteer activities to
   41  ensure the safety of the volunteers and that the work is
   42  conducted in a manner consistent with the public land’s
   43  management plan.
   44         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.