By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
The Alabama House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that would provide free, year-round admission to all state parks for all active military personnel and veterans, including members of the National Guard and Reserves.
House Bill 58, the Parks for Patriots Act, is being sponsored by state Rep. Dickie Drake, R-Leeds.
Recently, the Department of Conservation commenced the Parks for Patriots initiative as an administrative pilot program at the suggestion of House Republicans. This bill would permanently establish the program into state law.