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S. 2580: Alexander Lofgren Veterans in Parks (VIP) Act


The text of the bill below is as of Aug 2, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2580

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

August 2, 2021

(for herself, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Grassley, and Ms. Ernst) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to make free National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes available to members of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Alexander Lofgren Veterans in Parks (VIP) Act.

2.

Recreation passes

Section 805 of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (Public Law 108–447; 118 Stat. 3385; 16 U.S.C. 6804) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a)(4), by striking age and disability discounted and inserting age discount and lifetime; and

(2)

in subsection (b)—

(A)

in the heading, by striking Discounted and inserting Free and discounted;

(B)

in paragraph (2)—

(i)

in the heading, by striking Disability discount and inserting Lifetime passes; and

(ii)

by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following:

(B)

Any veteran who provides adequate proof of military service as determined by the Secretary.

(C)

Any member of a Gold Star Family who meets the eligibility requirements of section 3.2 of Department of Defense Instruction 1348.36 (or a successor instruction).

; and

(C)

in paragraph (3)—

(i)

in the heading, by striking Gold star families parks pass and inserting Annual passes; and

(ii)

by striking members of and all that follows through the end of the sentence and inserting members of the Armed Forces and their dependents who provide adequate proof of eligibility for such pass as determined by the Secretary..