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First Substitute H.B. 385

This document includes House Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 4:48 PM by ddonat. -->

Representative Michael E. Noel proposes the following substitute bill:


             1     
ROAD AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY AMENDMENTS

             2     
2008 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Michael E. Noel

             5     
Senate Sponsor: Dennis E. Stowell

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Transportation Code by amending provisions relating to roads
             10      and rights-of-way.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    provides that if a political subdivision of the state transfers an R.S. 2477 right-of-
             14      way H. [ or a portion of an R.S. 2477 right-of-way to the federal government or an agency of the
             15      federal government
] .H
, the R.S. 2477 right-of-way H. [ or portion of the R.S. 2477
             15a      right-of-way ] .H shall
             16      H. [ automatically ] .H revert to the state; H. [ and ]
             16a          . provides that if an R.S. 2477 right-of-way reverts to the state, the state has no
             16b      maintenance responsibilities and has certain liability protections; and .H
             17          .    makes technical changes.
             18      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      AMENDS:
             24          72-5-305, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 1998, Chapter 270
             25     


             26      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             27          Section 1. Section 72-5-305 is amended to read:
             28           72-5-305. Term of grant -- Abandonment.
             29          (1) In accordance with the terms of the R.S. 2477 right-of-way grant, once accepted, an
             30      R.S. 2477 right-of-way is established for a perpetual term.
             31          (2) (a) Abandonment of any R.S. 2477 right-of-way shall only take place in accordance
             32      with the procedures in Part 1, Public Highways, of this chapter.
             33          (b) If any R.S. 2477 right-of-way is abandoned H. or transferred .H by a political
             33a      subdivision of the state,
             34      the right-of-way shall revert to the state.
             35           H. [ (3) If a political subdivision of the state transfers an R.S. 2477 right-of-way or a
             36      portion of an R.S. 2477 right-of-way to the federal government or an agency of the federal
             37      government, the R.S. 2477 right-of-way or portion of the R.S. 2477 right-of-way shall
             38      automatically revert to the state.
]

             38a          (c) If an R.S. 2477 right-of-way reverts to the state in accordance with Subsection (2)(b),
             38b      the state has no maintenance responsibilities and has the liability protections provided under
             38c      Section 72-5-306. .H
             39          [(3)] (4) The passage of time or the frequency of use of an R.S. 2477 right-of-way is
             40      not evidence of waiver or abandonment of the R.S. 2477 right-of-way.
             41          [(4)] (5) An R.S. 2477 right-of-way continues even if the servient estate is transferred
             42      out of the public domain.


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