2007 Regular Session
To: Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
By: Representative Lane, Calhoun, Fredericks, Hamilton (6th), Ishee, Masterson, Moss, Smith (27th), Straughter
AN ACT TO EXEMPT PERSONS 65 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER AND DISABLED PERSONS FROM THE PAYMENT OF CERTAIN ENTRANCE AND USER FEES ASSOCIATED WITH USAGE AND ENJOYMENT ACTIVITIES PROVIDED STATE PARKS AS ADMINISTERED BY THE MISSISSIPPI COMMISSION ON WILDLIFE, FISHERIES AND PARKS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Any resident citizen of the State of Mississippi who has reached the age of sixty-five (65) years, or any resident citizen who is blind, paraplegic, or a multiple amputee, or who has been adjudged by the Veterans Administration as having a total service-connected disability, or has been adjudged to be totally disabled by the Social Security Administration shall not be required to purchase or have in his possession, a daily or annual entrance permit, a daily or annual fishing permit or a daily or annual boat launch permit for state parks operated by the Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks while engaged in such activities therein. A person exempt by reason of total service-connected disability, as adjudged by the Veterans Administration or who has been adjudged to be totally disabled by the Social Security Administration or who is blind, paraplegic or a multiple amputee, shall have in their possession and on their person proof of their age, residency, disability status or other respective physical impairment when seeking entry into or while engaged in the activities of fishing or boating in a state operated park.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2007.