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Budget Summary FY2017

Outside Section 186
Data Current as of:  8/9/2016




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Department of Conservation and Recreation Park Passes

SECTION 186.   The registry of motor vehicles, in cooperation with the department of conservation and recreation, shall offer for purchase a discounted annual MassParks pass or senior MassParks pass to cover fees for day use admission, and parking for 1 calendar year at state-owned facilities where parking fees are charged, to an applicant for the issuance or renewal of a motor vehicle registration or license to operate a motor vehicle. The secretary of administration and finance shall establish the discounted fee pursuant to section 3B of chapter 7 for an annual MassParks pass or senior MassParks pass to be purchased at the registry; provided, however, that the cost of the passes shall not be greater than the cost of those purchased at other department facilities. Fees collected by the registry pursuant to this section shall be transmitted to the department of conservation and recreation and shall not be subject to the cap set forth in item 2810-2042. All funds maintained by the department pursuant to this section shall be expended for expenses, upkeep and improvements to the parks and recreation system. The department shall investigate alternative methods to expand the sales of annual MassParks and senior MassParks passes including, but not limited to, offering multi-year or automatically-renewing annual passes and shall submit the result of its investigation to the clerks of the senate and house of representatives and the senate and house chairs of the joint committee on environment, natural resources and agriculture and the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 31, 2016.