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Introduced Version House Bill 2415 History

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H. B. 2415

 

         (By Delegates Sobonya, Sumner, Stephens,

           Morgan, Longstreth, C. Miller and Craig)


         [Introduced January 12, 2011; referred to the

         Committee on Natural Resources then Finance.]

 

 

A BILL to amend and reenact §20-5-18 and §20-5-19 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to discounts at state parks for elderly and disabled persons; and providing that the fifty percent reduction for state park campground rental fees for elderly and disabled persons is applicable throughout the year.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That §20-5-18 and §20-5-19 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted, all to read as follows:

ARTICLE 5. PARKS AND RECREATION.

§20-5-18. Discounts for West Virginia residents over the age of              sixty-two.

    The director shall provide to West Virginia citizens who are sixty-two years of age or older, and who document residency and age by a valid West Virginia driver's license, a fifty percent reduction in campground rental fees for each campsite to be used exclusively by said the eligible camper. Provided, That the fifty percent reduction in campground rental fees shall only apply to those rentals occurring during the period of time beginning on the day after Labor Day and ending four days prior to Memorial day.

§20-5-19. Discounts for West Virginia residents who are totally              and permanently disabled.

    The director shall issue a discount card to West Virginia residents who are totally and permanently disabled which would provide a fifty percent reduction in campground rental fees for each campsite to be used exclusively by the eligible camper: Provided, That in order to be eligible for the reduction, the person shall document that he or she is a resident of this state and that he or she has a total and permanent disability. The director shall promulgate rules in accordance with article three, chapter twenty-nine twenty-nine-a of this code setting forth the documentation which is necessary to prove residency and total and permanent disability. Provided, however, That the fifty percent reduction in campground rental fees applies only to those rentals occurring during the period of time beginning on the day after Labor Day and ending four days prior to Memorial Day.



    NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide that the fifty percent reduction for campground rental fees for elderly and disabled persons at state parks is applicable throughout the year.

    Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.

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