To: Dean Sanpei, Ken Ivory, Eric Hutchings, Brian King, John G. Mathis, Curtis Oda, Lee Perry, Val Peterson, Paul Ray, Larry Wiley,
Subject: Release HB 37
Date: Thu Feb 06 21:44:45 MST 2014
 I encourage and plea with you the members of the House Rules Committee to approve HB37 so that it can go to the House Floor.  Utah rivers belong to the people of Utah, not some private land owner that happens to own the land next to the peoples rivers.  

A 1982 Utah Supreme Court ruling established the public's right to use any surface water for recreation, so long as legal access exists. "State policy recognizes an interest of the public in the use of state waters for recreational purposes," according to the 1982 ruling.

I also support the Utah Supreme Court ruling in 2008 that allowed access.

Please rule on HB37 and send it to the House.

Thanks, Gerald J Kidd