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HOUSE BILL 981287
BY REPRESENTATIVES Tucker, Chavez, Epps, Keller, Lawrence, Leyba, Mace, Udall, and Veiga;
also SENATORS Wham, Arnold, Chlouber, Congrove, Norton,
Powers, Tanner, and Tebedo.
CONCERNING ACCESS TO STATE PARKS FOR DISABLED PERSONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State
SECTION 1. 3312102
(1.2) (a), Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended, and the said
3312102 is further amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW
SUBSECTION, to read:
3312102. Types of passes
and registrations fees. (1.2) (a) The
fee for a
transferable or nontransferable
senior citizen's aspen leaf annual pass is ten dollars effective
January 1, 1992.
(1.5) THE FEE FOR A DISABLED VISITOR'S
COLUMBINE ANNUAL PASS SHALL BE AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO TWENTYFIVE
PERCENT OF THE ANNUAL VEHICLE ENTRANCE FEE SET BY THE BOARD PURSUANT
TO SECTION 3310111 (5).
SECTION 2. 3312103
(1) and (2), Colorado Revised Statutes, are amended to read:
3312103. Aspen leaf annual
pass. (1) A resident of this
state as defined in section 3310102 (21) who is sixtytwo
years of age or older may obtain from the division an aspen leaf
annual pass, which shall be valid for the calendar year in which
issued. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY RULE OF THE BOARD, for the purpose
of this section, the aspen leaf annual pass holder must own in
whole or in part any vehicle used to enter a park area.
that any person who by reason of a physical or mental disability
cannot obtain a driver's license and who does not have a vehicle
registered in such person's name but who would otherwise qualify
for an aspen leaf annual parks pass shall be issued a transferrable
aspen leaf annual parks pass which shall be valid when temporarily
affixed to any vehicle used to bring such pass holder into a park.
THE BOARD SHALL ADOPT SUCH RULE BY NOVEMBER 1, 1998. An aspen
leaf pass shall entitle the holder to enter state park and recreation
areas for all days of the year. Such pass shall also entitle
the holder to the use of division campgrounds for all days of
the year except weekends and holidays. For the purpose of this
section, "weekend" means the time period beginning at
12 noon on Friday through 12 noon on Sunday, and "holiday"
shall mean the time period beginning at 12 noon on the day prior
to the legal holiday through 12 midnight of the legal holiday.
Any resident possessing such pass during the time period when
such pass is valid shall pay no other fee.
aspen leaf annual pass so issued shall be affixed to the vehicle
for which it was issued in the manner prescribed by rule or regulation
promulgated by the board.
SECTION 3. Part
1 of article 12 of title 33, Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended
BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION to read:
3312103.5. Columbine annual
pass. (1) AS USED IN THIS
SECTION, UNLESS THE CONTEXT OTHERWISE REQUIRES, A PERSON IS "DISABLED"
IF THE PERSON HAS BEEN DETERMINED TO BE TOTALLY AND PERMANENTLY
DISABLED BY THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, THE DIVISION OF
WORKERS' COMPENSATION, OR PURSUANT TO RULE OR REGULATION OF THE
(2) A DISABLED RESIDENT MAY OBTAIN FROM
A REGIONAL OFFICE OR THE CENTRAL OFFICE OF THE DIVISION, OR AT
SUCH OTHER LOCATIONS AS MAY BE DETERMINED BY THE DIVISION, A COLUMBINE
ANNUAL PASS. SUCH PASS SHALL BE VALID FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR IN
WHICH SUCH PASS IS ISSUED. A COLUMBINE ANNUAL PASS SHALL ENTITLE
SUCH DISABLED RESIDENT TO ENTER STATE PARK AND RECREATION AREAS
FOR ALL DAYS OF THE YEAR. THE BOARD SHALL BY RULE PROVIDE FOR
A TRANSFERABLE COLUMBINE ANNUAL PASS THAT SHALL BE VALID WHEN
TEMPORARILY AFFIXED TO ANY VEHICLE USED TO BRING SUCH PASS HOLDER
INTO A PARK.
(3) THE CONTINUED USE OF THE COLUMBINE
ANNUAL PASS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE HOLDER'S OBSERVANCE OF RULES
AND REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE STATE PARK OR STATE RECREATION
SECTION 4. Applicability.
The provisions of this act shall apply to passes issued on or
after the applicable effective date of this act.
SECTION 5. Safety
clause. The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and
declares that this act is necessary for the immediate preservation
of the public peace, health, and safety.
Charles E. Berry Tom Norton
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE PRESIDENT OF
OF REPRESENTATIVES THE SENATE
Judith M. Rodrigue Patricia K. Dicks
CHIEF CLERK OF THE HOUSE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF
OF REPRESENTATIVES THE SENATE
GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF COLORADO