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Michigan House OKs Park Fee Waiver for Some Veterans

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Some disabled veterans and former prisoners of war would be able to get into Michigan's state parks for free under bills approved by the state House.

The bills were approved by a 107 to 2 vote on Tuesday. Under the bills, people with some disabled veteran plates, special Congressional Medal of Honor plates or their first ex-prisoner of war plate wouldn't have to pay for a recreational passport.

Michigan drivers can pay $11 when they get or renew their licenses plates to put a designation on their plates that allows them access to the state's parks or public boating sites.

The bills would allow the drivers whose fees are waived to donate the fee instead.

The bills now head to the Senate.

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