HB 1225 State parks; Department of Conservation and Recreation to set camping fees annually, etc. 
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Summary as introduced:

Camping grounds; competition with private businesses.  Requires the Department of Conservation and Recreation, on or before March 1 of each year, to set its camping ground fees at or above the mean fee charged for the same service by private camping grounds in the same and adjoining counties. The bill prohibits the Department from constructing any new camping ground unless it concludes that private camping ground operators are not providing the area with adequate camping facilities. The bill also prohibits the Department from operating any restaurant, store, or other facility that competes with a private business in the same county or an adjoining county unless it makes a good-faith, unsuccessful effort to secure a private business to operate the facility every two years.

Full text:
01/19/12  House: Presented and ordered printed 12104470D  pdf

01/19/12  House: Presented and ordered printed 12104470D
01/19/12  House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/30/12  House: Assigned ACNRsub: Natural Resources
02/01/12  House: Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2013 by voice vote
02/08/12  House: Continued to 2013 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote