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Text of the Honoring Service Through National Park Access Act

This bill was introduced on July 13, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jul 13, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1359

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 13, 2011

(for himself and Mr. Begich) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To make the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass available at a discount to members of the Armed Forces and veterans.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Honoring Service Through National Park Access Act.

2.

National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass for members of the armed forces and veterans

Section 805(b) of division J of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 (16 U.S.C. 6804(b)), is amended by adding at the end the following:

(3)

Military discount

(A)

In general

The Secretary shall make the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass available to any member of the uniformed services or any member of the National Guard or Reserves at a reduced rate equal to 50 percent of the cost of the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass to the public established under subsection (a)(5).

(B)

Term

A National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass issued under this paragraph shall be valid for 1 year after the date of issuance of the pass.

(4)

Veteran discount

(A)

In general

The Secretary shall make the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass available, at a cost of $10, to any veteran who was separated from military service under conditions other than dishonorable, if the veteran provides proof of that status by providing a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Department of Defense Form DD214) or valid military retiree identification card of the veteran.

(B)

Term

A National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass issued under this paragraph shall be valid for the lifetime of the passholder.

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