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H.B. 271






Chief Sponsor: Evan J. Vickers

Senate Sponsor: Allen M. Christensen

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill amends provisions of the Hunting Guides and Outfitters Licensing Act.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    modifies the definitions of hunting guide, outfitter, and public lands within the act
             14      and provides a definition for hunting guide services;
             15          .    modifies the unlawful conduct provision of the act; and
             16          .    makes certain technical changes.
             17      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          None
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      AMENDS:
             23          58-79-102, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 52
             24          58-79-501, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 52
             26      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             27          Section 1. Section 58-79-102 is amended to read:

             28           58-79-102. Definitions.
             29          In addition to the definitions in Section 58-1-102 , as used in this chapter:
             30          (1) "Board" means the Hunting Guides and Outfitters Licensing Board created in
             31      Section 58-79-201 .
             32          (2) "Compensation" means anything of economic value in excess of $100 that is paid,
             33      loaned, granted, given, donated, or transferred to a hunting guide or outfitter for or in
             34      consideration of personal services, materials, or property.
             35          (3) "Hunting" means to locate, pursue, chase, catch, capture, trap, or kill wildlife.
             36          (4) "Hunting guide" means an individual who:
             37          (a) offers [to guide, lead, or assist another individual in hunting wildlife] or provides
             38      hunting guide services on public lands for compensation; and
             39          (b) is retained for compensation by an outfitter.
             40          (5) "Hunting guide services" means to guide, lead, or assist an individual in hunting
             41      wildlife.
             42          [(5)] (6) "Outfitter" means an individual who offers or provides outfitting or hunting
             43      guide services for compensation to another individual for hunting wildlife on public lands.
             44          [(6)] (7) (a) "Outfitting services" means providing, for hunting wildlife on public lands:
             45          (i) transportation of people, equipment, supplies, or wildlife to or from a location; [or]
             46          (ii) packing, protecting, or supervising services[.]; or
             47          (iii) hunting guide services.
             48          (b) "Outfitting services" does not include activities undertaken by the Division of
             49      Wildlife Resources or its employees, associates, volunteers, contractors, or agents under
             50      authority granted in Title 23, Wildlife Resources Code of Utah.
             51          [(7)] (8) (a) "Public lands" [mean] means any lands owned by the United States, the
             52      state, or a political subdivision or independent entity of the state that are open to the public for
             53      purposes of engaging in a wildlife related activity.
             54          (b) "Public lands" does not include lands owned by the United States, the state, or a
             55      political subdivision or independent entity of the state that are included in a cooperative
             56      wildlife management unit under Subsection 23-23-7 (5) so long as the guiding and outfitting
             57      services furnished by the cooperative wildlife management unit are limited to hunting species
             58      of wildlife specifically authorized by the Division of Wildlife Resources in the unit's

             59      management plan.
             60          [(8)] (9) "Wildlife" means cougar, bear, and big game animals as defined in Subsection
             61      23-13-2 (6).
             62          Section 2. Section 58-79-501 is amended to read:
             63           58-79-501. Unlawful conduct.
             64          "Unlawful conduct" includes, in addition to the definition in Section 58-1-501 , using
             65      the title "hunting guide" or "outfitter" or any other title or designation to indicate that the
             66      individual is a hunting guide or outfitter or acting as a hunting guide or outfitter, unless the
             67      individual has a current license as a hunting guide or outfitter under this chapter.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 1-27-10 3:06 PM

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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