Bill Text: VA HB1766 | 2021 | Regular Session | Prefiled

Bill Title: Disabled Veteran's Passport; expands program to all veterans with service-connected disability.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2021-02-05 - Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources [HB1766 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2021-HB1766-Prefiled.html
Offered January 13, 2021
Prefiled December 23, 2020
A BILL to amend and reenact §10.1-202.2 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the Disabled Veteran's Passport program for state parks.
Patron-- Cox
Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That §10.1-202.2 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§10.1-202.2. Disabled Veteran's Passport established; free entry into state parks and discounted services.

The Department shall establish a Disabled Veteran's Passport that entitles the bearer to: (i) enter state parks in the Commonwealth without the payment of a parking or admission fee and (ii) receive a 50 percent discount on camping and swimming fees, picnic shelter rentals, and other Department-provided equipment rentals. The passport shall be issued upon request to a veteran of the armed forces Armed Forces of the United States with a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, or from the military service that discharged the veteran, certifying that such veteran has a service-connected disability rating of 100 percent. The passport shall be valid for as long as the determination of the 100 percent service-connected disability by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs remains in effect.