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S.B. 103





Chief Sponsor: Stephen H. Urquhart

House Sponsor: Don L. Ipson

             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
             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 public streets or ways -- Water facilities.

             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) Subsection (2) does not apply if:
             47          (a) a government entity sold, disposed of, or conveyed the right in, or title to, the real
             48      property to a purchaser for valuable consideration[,]; and [more than seven years subsequent to
             49      that conveyance]
             50          (b) the purchaser or the purchaser's grantees or successors in interest[,] have been in
             51      [the] exclusive, continuous, and adverse possession of the real [estate] property for at least
             52      seven consecutive years after the day on which the real property was sold, disposed of, or
             53      conveyed as described in Subsection (3)(a).

Legislative Review Note
    as of 12-9-09 9:55 AM

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