Colorado

Mar 4, 2010 10:16 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Seniors could be able to buy lifetime parks pass

Colorado lawmakers are considering offering seniors lifetime passes to state parks.

The Senate passed the proposal Wednesday, sending it to the House for consideration.

Senior citizens can now buy yearly passes for $30, half the regular rate. The bill would allow people 64 years and older to buy a lifelong pass for five times the current senior rate. This year that would be $150.

The bill's sponsor, Sen. John Morse, said lawmakers would revisit the issue in three years to make sure it makes financial sense for the state. If the passes are discontinued, any passes already sold wold remain valid.

Republican Sen. Shawn Mitchell questioned whether seniors should get a break because he said they're more well-off than other age groups.

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