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H.B. 38 Enrolled
AN ACT RELATING TO PARKS AND RECREATION; ALLOWING THE BOARD OF
PARKS AND RECREATION TO MAKE RULES CLOSING OR RESTRICTING ACCESS
TO STATE PARKS; AND MAKING TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS.
This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
41-22-12, as last amended by Chapter 363, Laws of Utah 1997
63-11-17, as last amended by Chapter 315, Laws of Utah 1997
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 41-22-12 is amended to read:
41-22-12. Restrictions on use of public lands.
agencies of the state and its subdivisions shall refrain from closing any public land to responsible
off-highway vehicle use.
(2) A person may not operate and an owner of an off-highway vehicle may not give another
person permission to operate an off-highway vehicle on any public land which is closed to
Section 2. Section 63-11-17 is amended to read:
63-11-17. Powers and duties of Board and Division of Parks and Recreation.
(i) governing the use of the state park system;
(ii) to protect state parks and [
damage, including watersheds, plants, wildlife, and park amenities; and [
(iii) to provide for public safety and preserve the peace within state parks.
(b) To accomplish the purposes stated in Subsection (1)(a), the board may enact rules that:
(i) close or partially close state parks; or
(ii) establish use or access restrictions within state parks.
(c) Rules made under Subsection (1) may not have the effect of preventing the transfer of
livestock along a livestock highway established in accordance with Section 72-3-112 .
upon it by law within state parks and on property controlled by the Division of Parks and Recreation
with reference to fish and game[
property controlled by it for [
mining, and the development and utilization of water and other natural resources[
(4) (a) The division may acquire real and personal property in the name of the state by all
legal and proper means, including purchase, gift, devise, eminent domain, lease, exchange, or
otherwise, subject to the approval of the executive director and the governor.
(b) As used in this section, "real property" includes land under water, upland, and all other
property commonly or legally defined as real property.
(c) In acquiring any real or personal property, the credit of the state may not be pledged
without the consent of the legislature.
body of the county where the property is situated of its intention to acquire the property.
(b) If the county legislative body requests a hearing within ten days of receipt of the notice,
the board shall hold a public hearing in the county concerning the matter.
of the division, subject to the approval of the executive director of the Department of Natural
Resources and the governor.
by Title 78, Chapter 34.
use of facilities, the income from which shall be available for park and recreation purposes.
convenience of the public.
this Subsection (8).
(9) The director of the division shall establish procedures for the issuance of permits without
charge to citizens of [
the permittee and any person accompanying the permittee in a single, private, noncommercial vehicle
to general admission without charge to any state park.
(10) (a) The division may lease or rent concessions of all lawful kinds and nature in state
parks and property to persons, partnerships, and corporations for a valuable consideration upon the
recommendation of the board [
(b) The division shall comply with Title 63, Chapter 56, Utah Procurement Code, in
(11) The division shall proceed without delay to negotiate with the federal government
concerning the Weber Basin and other recreation and reclamation projects.
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