Parks and Recreational Areas

General Provisions

SECTION 32-1-17

§ 32-1-17. Persons with disabilities.

No fee shall be charged any person with a disability regardless of age, or to automobiles transporting a non-driver with a disability, at any recreational facility owned and operated by the state; provided, however, proper identification is presented as prescribed by the department of environmental management. For the purpose of this section "person with a disability" shall mean an individual who has a physical or mental impairment and is receiving:

(a) Social security disability benefits (SSDI);

(b) Supplemental security income benefits (SSI); or

(c) Veterans benefits and who shall be determined under applicable federal law by the federal department of veterans' affairs to be one hundred percent (100%) disabled through a service-connected disability.

For purpose of this section, "fees" shall include all fees for parking, admittance, or other user fees for playing golf. The term "fees" shall not include licensing fees, camping fees, picnic table fees, or specialized facility use fees, including, but not limited to, fees for the use of equestrian areas, performing arts centers, game fields, and mule shed.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1976, ch. 174, § 1; P.L. 1998, ch. 127, § 1.)