By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
The Alabama Senate passed the Parks for Patriots Act on Thursday giving veterans of the armed forces free admission to Alabama State Parks.
The bill was part of a package of five bills to support military veterans passed Thursday, which Gov. Kay Ivey proclaimed was “Military Appreciation Day” in Montgomery.
House Bill 58, the Parks for Patriots Act, was sponsored by state Rep. Dickie Drake, R-Leeds, and passed the House in January. Ivey declared free admission for veterans starting on November 1. This bill makes what has been an executive policy decision actual law. The bill now goes to the governor.