Senate File 132 - IntroducedA Bill ForAn Act 1establishing a lake Manawa state park user fee pilot
2program and providing for a future repeal.
3BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
1   Section 1.  NEW SECTION.  455A.14A  Lake Manawa state park
2user fee pilot program.
   31.  A lake Manawa state park user fee pilot program is
4established within the department. Notwithstanding section
5461A.35A, the department shall develop and administer the pilot
6program at lake Manawa state park as follows:
   7a.  The department shall charge an entrance fee of five
8dollars per vehicle for a nonresident of the state.
   9b.  A nonresident may pay a fee of forty dollars for an
10annual pass that grants daily entrance into the state park
11through one year after the date of purchase. The nonresident
12may purchase a second annual pass for use for a different
13vehicle for fifteen dollars.
   14c.  The department has the authority to charge separate
15fees to a resident and nonresident for campsite and shelter
16reservations and for beach access.
   17d.  The department shall determine the most effective and
18efficient way to collect fees and provide proof of payment.
   192.  This section is repealed July 1, 2022.
20EXPLANATION
21The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
22the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly.
   23This bill establishes a pilot program to collect fees from
24nonresidents at lake Manawa state park.
   25Current law prohibits the department of natural resources
26from imposing an entrance fee on any person entering a state
27park. Notwithstanding this provision, the bill allows
28the department to impose an entrance fee of $5 only upon
29nonresidents who enter lake Manawa state park on a per vehicle
30basis for one day of admission. The bill allows a nonresident
31to purchase an annual pass for $40 that grants daily access
32to the park through one year after the date of purchase.
33A nonresident who purchases an annual pass may purchase a
34second annual pass to use for a different vehicle for $15.
35The bill allows the department to decide whether to charge
-1-1separate nonresident and resident fees for camping and shelter
2reservations and for beach access. The bill requires the
3department to determine an effective method of collecting fees.
   4The pilot program is repealed on July 1, 2022.
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