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First Substitute H.B. 92
8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill amends a provision in the Wildlife Resources Code regarding the requirement
11 to wear hunter orange.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 . exempts a person from the requirement to wear hunter orange while using certain
15 types of hunting permits.
16 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
18 Other Special Clauses:
20 Utah Code Sections Affected:
22 23-20-31, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 294
24 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
25 Section 1. Section 23-20-31 is amended to read:
26 23-20-31. Requirement to wear hunter orange.
27 (1) As used in this section:
28 (a) (i) "Centerfire rifle hunt" means a hunt for which a hunter may use a centerfire rifle,
29 except as provided in Subsection (1)(a)(ii).
30 (ii) "Centerfire rifle hunt" does not include:
31 (A) a bighorn sheep hunt;
32 (B) a mountain goat hunt;
33 (C) a bison hunt;
34 (D) a moose hunt;
37 (b) "Statewide conservation permit" means a permit:
38 (i) issued by the division;
39 (ii) distributed through a nonprofit organization founded for the purpose of promoting
40 wildlife conservation; and
41 (iii) valid:
42 (A) on open hunting units statewide; and
43 (B) for the species of big game and time period designated by the Wildlife Board.
44 (c) "Statewide sportsman permit" means a permit:
45 (i) issued by the division through a public draw; and
46 (ii) valid:
47 (A) on open hunting units statewide; and
48 (B) for the species of big game and time period designated by the Wildlife Board.
49 (2) (a) A person shall wear a minimum of 400 square inches of hunter orange material
50 while hunting any species of big game, except as provided in Subsection (3).
51 (b) Hunter orange material must be worn on the head, chest, and back.
54 (3) A person is not required to wear the hunter orange material described in Subsection
56 (a) during [
57 following types of hunts, unless a centerfire rifle hunt is in progress in the same area[
58 (i) archery;
59 (ii) muzzle-loader;
60 (iii) mountain goat;
61 (iv) bighorn sheep;
62 (v) bison; or
63 (vi) moose; or
64 (b) as provided by a rule of the Wildlife Board.
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