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Olsen bill seeks free access to State Parks for veterans

POSTED September 20, 2013 11:47 p.m.

After passing the Assembly floor early last week, a bill created by Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) is currently awaiting the Governor’s signature. The bill would see veterans and active-duty military members receive free admission to state parks on both Memorial and Veteran’s Day.

“I am hopeful that Governor Brown will sign this bill into law as a way of honoring our veterans and soldiers to commemorate and thank them for their selfless service to our country,” said Olsen.

Passing the State Assembly with 77 yeas, 0 nays, and 1 abstention, AB 150 was enrolled and presented to Governor Jerry Brown at 3 p.m. on Thursday.

Supported by a wide array of veterans groups and by the family of naturalist John Muir, an author and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States and particularly California, AB 150 may soon become law.

Olsen currently represents the 12th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes portions of Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties in the Central Valley.

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