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Granholm signs bill on park admission fees

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Governor Granholm has signed into a law a plan allowing Michigan motorists to visit state parks by paying a $10 fee when they renew their vehicle license plates each year.
    
Voluntarily paying the fee would exempt state residents from having to buy $6 daily or $24 annual passes to enter state parks and have access to recreation areas, forests and boat ramps.  The system takes effect October 1.

Those choosing not to pay the $10 can select an option on the vehicle registration form to not use the state parks system.
    
Out-of-state visitors still must buy daily or annual passes for Michigan parks.
    
Park officials hope the new fee will raise more money for park upkeep and operations.

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