State parks; establishes a Disabled Veterans Passport for disabled persons for free entry, etc. (SB1198)

Introduced By

Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State parks; access for disabled persons. Expands the Golden Passport program for disabled persons to include a 50 percent discount on services and concessions offered by the Department of Conservation and Recreation at state parks. Currently, the Golden Passport card only entitles the holder to enter state parks without having to pay an admittance or parking fee. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098027300
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/23/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1198)
01/26/2009Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2009Committee substitute printed 093125300-S1
01/27/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2009Read second time
01/28/2009Reading of substitute waived
01/28/2009Committee substitute agreed to 093125300-S1
01/28/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1198S1
01/29/2009Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1198S1)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/18/2009Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Read second time
02/20/2009Passed by for the day
02/23/2009Passed by for the day
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1198ER)
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
03/04/2009Signed by President
03/09/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1198ER)
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 560 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0560)