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S.B. 103 Enrolled

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ADVERSE POSSESSION OF REAL PROPERTY

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2010 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Stephen H. Urquhart

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House Sponsor: Don L. Ipson

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill prohibits a person from acquiring certain real property through adverse
             10      possession, prescriptive use, or acquiescence that is held by a metropolitan water
             11      district.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    prohibits a person from acquiring certain real property through adverse possession,
             15      prescriptive use, or acquiescence that is held by a metropolitan water district; and
             16          .    makes technical corrections.
             17      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          None
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      AMENDS:
             23          78B-2-216, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 3
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             25      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             26          Section 1. Section 78B-2-216 is amended to read:
             27           78B-2-216. Adverse possession of certain real property.
             28          (1) As used in this section:
             29          (a) "Government entity" means a town, city, county, or metropolitan water district.


             30          (b) "Water facility" means any improvement or structure used, or intended to be used,
             31      to divert, convey, store, measure, or treat water.
             32          [A] (2) Except as provided in Subsection (3), a person may not acquire by adverse
             33      possession, prescriptive use, or acquiescence any right in or title to any real property:
             34          (a) held by a [town, city, or county] government entity; and
             35          (b) designated for any present or future public use [as streets, lanes, avenues, alleys,
             36      parks or public squares, or any other public purpose, unless the town, city, or county has sold,
             37      or otherwise disposed of, and conveyed the], including:
             38          (i) a street;
             39          (ii) a lane;
             40          (iii) an avenue;
             41          (iv) an alley;
             42          (v) a park;
             43          (vi) a public square;
             44          (vii) a water facility; or
             45          (viii) a water conveyance right-of-way or water conveyance corridor.
             46          (3) Notwithstanding Subsection (2) and subject to Subsection (4), a person may
             47      acquire title if:
             48          (a) a government entity sold, disposed of, or conveyed the right in, or title to, the real
             49      property to a purchaser for valuable consideration[,]; and [more than seven years subsequent
             50      to that conveyance]
             51          (b) the purchaser or the purchaser's grantees or successors in interest[,] have been in
             52      [the] exclusive, continuous, and adverse possession of the real [estate] property for at least
             53      seven consecutive years after the day on which the real property was sold, disposed of, or
             54      conveyed as described in Subsection (3)(a).
             55          (4) A person who acquires title under Subsection (3) is subject to all other applicable
             56      provisions of law.


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