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H.B. 297

             1     

HIGHWAY BARRICADE AMENDMENTS

             2     
2012 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Lee B. Perry

             5     
Senate Sponsor: Daniel W. Thatcher

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Transportation Code by amending provisions relating to highway
             10      barricades.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    clarifies that a person who willfully fails to observe any temporary or permanent
             14      highway barricade, warning light, sign, cone, or other object, or to obey a flagman,
             15      is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
             16      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             17          None
             18      Other Special Clauses:
             19          None
             20      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             21      AMENDS:
             22          72-6-114, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 2
             23     
             24      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             25          Section 1. Section 72-6-114 is amended to read:
             26           72-6-114. Restricting use of or closing highway -- Penalty for failure to observe
             27      barricade, warning light, etc.


             28          (1) A highway authority may close or restrict travel on a highway under their
             29      jurisdiction due to construction, maintenance work, or emergency.
             30          (2) If a highway or portion of a highway is closed or restricted to travel, a highway
             31      authority shall cause suitable barriers and notices to be posted and maintained in accordance
             32      with Section 41-6a-301 .
             33          (3) A person who willfully fails to observe any temporary or permanent barricade,
             34      warning light, sign, [or] cone, or other object used in accordance with this section, or to obey a
             35      flagman, [used in accordance with this section,] is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.




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