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H.B. 432 Enrolled





Chief Sponsor: Gage Froerer

Senate Sponsor: Scott K. Jenkins

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill clarifies language pertaining to nuisances.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    makes clarifying amendments to language regarding manufacturing facilities as
             13      nuisances; and
             14          .    makes technical corrections.
             15      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             16          None
             17      Other Special Clauses:
             18          None
             19      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             20      AMENDS:
             21          78B-6-1103, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 3
             23      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             24          Section 1. Section 78B-6-1103 is amended to read:
             25           78B-6-1103. Manufacturing facility in operation over three years -- Limited
             26      application of restrictions.
             27          (1) Notwithstanding Sections 76-10-803 and 78B-6-1101 , a manufacturing facility or
             28      operation may not be [or become] considered a nuisance, private or public, by virtue of any
             29      changed [conditions in and about its location] circumstance in land uses near the facility after it

             30      has been in operation for more than three years if the manufacturing facility or operation was
             31      not a nuisance at the time it began operation. The manufacturing facility may not increase the
             32      condition asserted to be a nuisance. The provisions of this Subsection (1) do not apply if a
             33      nuisance results from the negligent or improper operation of a manufacturing facility.
             34          (2) The provisions of Subsection (1) may not affect or defeat the right of any person to
             35      recover damages for any injuries or damage sustained because of any pollution of, or change in
             36      the condition of, the waters of any stream or the overflow of the lands of any person.
             37          (3) Any and all ordinances now or [hereafter] in the future adopted by any county or
             38      municipal corporation in which [such] a manufacturing facility is located[,] and which makes
             39      [the] its operation [thereof] a nuisance or providing for an abatement [thereof] as a nuisance in
             40      the circumstances set forth in this section are null and void[; provided, however, that the]. The
             41      provisions of this Subsection (3) [shall] may not apply whenever a nuisance results from the
             42      negligent or improper operation of [any such] a manufacturing facility.

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