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H.B. 188 Enrolled
This act modifies the Natural Resources Code by deleting provisions that allow citizens of
the state who are 62 years or older admission to state parks without charge.
This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
63-11-17, as last amended by Chapter 37, Laws of Utah 1999
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 63-11-17 is amended to read:
63-11-17. Powers and duties of Board and Division of Parks and Recreation.
(1) (a) The board may make rules:
(i) governing the use of the state park system;
(ii) to protect state parks and their natural and cultural resources from misuse or
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
(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 .
(2) The Division of Wildlife Resources shall retain the power and jurisdiction
conferred upon it by law within state parks and on property controlled by the Division of Parks
and Recreation with reference to fish and game.
(3) The Division of Parks and Recreation shall permit multiple use of state parks and
property controlled by it for purposes such as grazing, fishing and hunting, 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.
(5) (a) Before acquiring any real property, the division shall notify the county legislative
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.
(6) Acceptance of gifts or devises of land or other property shall be at the discretion of
the division, subject to the approval of the executive director of the Department of Natural
Resources and the governor.
(7) Acquisition of property by eminent domain shall be in the manner authorized by Title
78, Chapter 34, Eminent Domain.
(8) (a) The Division of Parks and Recreation may make charges for special services and
use of facilities, the income from which shall be available for park and recreation purposes.
(b) The division may conduct and operate those services necessary for the comfort and
convenience of the public.
(c) The board shall adopt appropriate rules governing the collection of charges under this
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
government concerning the Weber Basin and other recreation and reclamation projects.
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