Senate File 2396 - Introduced SENATE FILE 2396 BY COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS (SUCCESSOR TO SF 2100) A BILL FOR An Act establishing a lake Manawa state park user fee pilot 1 program and providing for a future repeal. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 5418SV (1) 87 js/rn
S.F. 2396 Section 1. NEW SECTION . 455A.14 Lake Manawa state park user 1 fee pilot program. 2 1. A lake Manawa state park user fee pilot program is 3 established within the department. Notwithstanding section 4 461A.35A, the department shall develop and administer the pilot 5 program at lake Manawa state park as follows: 6 a. The department shall charge an entrance fee of five 7 dollars per vehicle for a nonresident of the state. 8 b. A nonresident may pay a fee of forty dollars for an 9 annual pass that grants daily entrance into the state park 10 through one year after the date of purchase. The nonresident 11 may purchase a second annual pass for use for a different 12 vehicle for fifteen dollars. 13 c. The department has the authority to charge separate 14 fees to a resident and nonresident for campsite and shelter 15 reservations. 16 d. The department may determine the most effective and 17 efficient way to collect fees and provide proof of payment. 18 2. This section is repealed July 1, 2021. 19 EXPLANATION 20 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 21 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 22 This bill establishes a pilot program to collect fees from 23 nonresidents at lake Manawa state park. 24 Current law prohibits the department of natural resources 25 from imposing an entrance fee on any person entering a state 26 park. Notwithstanding this provision, the bill allows 27 the department to impose an entrance fee of $5 only upon 28 nonresidents who enter lake Manawa state park on a per vehicle 29 basis for one day of admission. The bill allows a nonresident 30 to purchase an annual pass for $40 that grants daily access 31 to the park through one year after the date of purchase. 32 A nonresident who purchases an annual pass may purchase a 33 second annual pass to use for a different vehicle for $15. 34 The bill allows the department to decide whether to charge 35 -1- LSB 5418SV (1) 87 js/rn 1/ 2
S.F. 2396 separate nonresident and resident fees for camping and shelter 1 reservations. The bill gives the department discretion to 2 determine an effective method of collecting fees. 3 The pilot program is repealed on July 1, 2021. 4 -2- LSB 5418SV (1) 87 js/rn 2/ 2