PHELPS AND O'BRIEN.
DVET-DISABILITY-NO CAMPING FEE
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Department of Veterans Affairs Act. Provides that a
resident veteran is exempt from camping and admission fees of parks of
the Department of Natural Resources if permanently disabled from
service connected causes with any percentage (now 100%) disability.
FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Veterans' Affairs)
HB573 will have no fiscal impact on Dpt. Veterans' Affairs; it
will result in a loss of revenue for Dpt. of Natural Resources.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that a resident veteran is exempt from camping and
admission fees of parks of the Department of Natural Resources if
permanently disabled from service connected causes with 10% disability
or greater (now 100%).
FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Dept. of Natural Resources)
Estimated revenue loss from camping fees is $300,000.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 805/63a23
Deletes everything. Amends the Civil Administrative Code of
Illinois and the Department of Veterans Affairs Act. Includes within
the provisions for campsite fee exemptions resident disabled veterans
with 30% or more disability who do not otherwise qualify for the
exemption. Provides that these veterans shall be charged (i) for the
Class A and B campsites (campsites with access to showers or
electricity) only one-half of the camping fee charged to the general
public during the period Monday through Thursday of any week and shall
be charged the same camping fee as the general public on all other
days and (ii) for the Class C and D campsites (campsites without
access to showers or electricity) no camping fee for any day of the
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 0
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