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Senate committee passes bill allowing free state park access to foster families

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Legislation requiring the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to give free access to the state’s parks for foster families was passed by legislators Wednesday. The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment and Natural Resources unanimously passed bill, CS-SB 64, sponsored by Sen. Aaron Bean, would waive, or offer discounted entry, into all state parks for specified and adoptive families. The Division of Recreation and Parks within the DEP would come up with uniform documentation standards for such families to enjoy…

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