Kansas Eyes Changing Park Entrance Fee Structure

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Changes are in store for Kansas residents who want to take advantage of the state's parks, lakes and hunting attractions.

A bill awaiting Gov. Sam Brownback's signature would allow residents to buy an annual pass to the state's parks for $15.50 when they register their vehicles each year at county treasurer offices. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism patterned the proposal after a 2011 Michigan plan in order to raise new revenue for parks and attractions.

Other changes include increasing the age for senior citizens to receive an exemption from buying hunting or fishing licenses from 65 to 75 years old.

Wildlife and Parks Secretary Robin Jennison says the changes will leverage additional federal funds, as well as reflecting that Kansas residents are living longer.


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