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First Substitute H.B. 333

Senator Lyle W. Hillyard proposes the following substitute bill:


             1     
STATE LANDS AMENDMENTS

             2     
2013 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Ronda Rudd Menlove

             5     
Senate Sponsor: Lyle W. Hillyard

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies provisions relating to activities on state lands surrounding Bear Lake.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    modifies criminal provisions relating to the use of state lands surrounding Bear
             13      Lake;
             14          .    requires the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands to:
             15              .    issue a permit under certain circumstances for a person to launch and retrieve a
             16      vessel in an area of state lands surrounding Bear Lake that is adjacent to the
             17      person's private property; and
             18              .    make rules to administer the permits; and
             19          .    makes technical changes.
             20      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             21          None
             22      Other Special Clauses:
             23          None
             24      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             25      AMENDS:


             26          65A-3-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 339
             27      ENACTS:
             28          65A-2-6, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             29     
             30      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             31          Section 1. Section 65A-2-6 is enacted to read:
             32          65A-2-6. Permitted areas at Bear Lake for launching and retrieving watercraft --
             33      Rulemaking authority.
             34          (1) If a person owns property adjacent to state lands surrounding Bear Lake, the
             35      division shall issue a permit that allows the person to launch or retrieve a vessel in an area
             36      adjacent to the person's property.
             37          (2) The division shall, in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
             38      Rulemaking Act, make rules to administer Subsection (1).
             39          Section 2. Section 65A-3-1 is amended to read:
             40           65A-3-1. Trespassing on state lands -- Penalties.
             41          (1) As used in this section:
             42          (a) "Anchored" is as defined in Section 73-18-2 .
             43          (b) "Beached" is as defined in Section 73-18-2 .
             44          (c) "Vessel" is as defined in Section 73-18-2 .
             45          (2) A person is guilty of a class B misdemeanor and liable for the civil damages
             46      prescribed in Subsection (4) if, without written authorization from the division, the person:
             47          (a) removes, extracts, uses, consumes, or destroys any mineral resource, gravel, sand,
             48      soil, vegetation, or improvement on state lands;
             49          (b) grazes livestock on state lands;
             50          (c) uses, occupies, or constructs improvements or structures on state lands;
             51          (d) uses or occupies state lands for more than 30 days after the cancellation or
             52      expiration of written authorization;
             53          (e) knowingly and willfully uses state lands for commercial gain;
             54          (f) appropriates, alters, injures, or destroys any historical, prehistorical, archaeological,
             55      or paleontological resource on state lands;
             56          (g) camps on the beds of navigable lakes or rivers except in posted and designated


             57      areas;
             58          (h) camps on sovereign land for longer than 15 consecutive days at the same location
             59      or within one mile of the same location;
             60          (i) camps on sovereign land for 15 consecutive days, and then returns to camp at the
             61      same location before 15 consecutive days have elapsed after the day on which the person left
             62      that location;
             63          (j) leaves an anchored or beached vessel unattended for longer than 48 hours on
             64      sovereign land or navigable lakes or rivers;
             65          (k) anchors or beaches a vessel for longer than 72 hours at the same location, on
             66      sovereign land or navigable lakes or rivers, and then fails to move the vessel at least two miles
             67      from that location; or
             68          (l) parks or operates motor vehicles on the beds of navigable lakes and rivers except in
             69      those areas supervised by the Division of Parks and Recreation or other state or local
             70      enforcement entity and which are posted as open to vehicle use.
             71          (3) A person is guilty of a class C misdemeanor and liable for civil damages
             72      [prescribed] described in Subsection (4) if, on state lands surrounding Bear Lake and without
             73      written authorization of the division, the person [is in violation of any of the following
             74      regarding Bear Lake]:
             75          (a) [From October 1 through April 30, motor vehicle use and camping or picnicking
             76      are allowed] parks or operates a motor vehicle in an area on the exposed lake bed[, except
             77      that:] that is not specifically posted by the division as open for usage;
             78          [(i) motor vehicles are not allowed on lands administered by the Division of Parks and
             79      Recreation;]
             80          [(ii) the speed limit is 20 miles per hour;]
             81          [(iii) except as necessary to launch or retrieve watercraft, motor vehicles are not
             82      allowed within 100 feet of the water's edge; and]
             83          (b) launches or retrieves a vessel in an area not specifically designated by the division
             84      as open for launching or retrieving a vessel;
             85          (c) exceeds a speed limit of 15 miles per hour while operating a motor vehicle;
             86          (d) except as necessary while launching or retrieving a vessel in an area where the
             87      person is permitted to launch or retrieve a vessel, parks or operates a motor vehicle within an


             88      area between the water's edge and a line posted by the division;
             89          [(iv)] (e) except as allowed and posted by the division, travels in a motor vehicle
             90      [travel] parallel to the water's edge [is allowed, except within 100 feet of the water's edge.];
             91          [(b) From May 1 through September 30, motor vehicle use and camping or picnicking
             92      are allowed on the exposed lake bed, except that:]
             93          [(i) motorized vehicle usage is not allowed in areas specifically posted prohibiting
             94      usage;]
             95          [(ii) the established speed limit is 15 miles per hour;]
             96          [(iii) except as necessary to launch or retrieve watercraft, motor vehicles are not
             97      allowed within 100 feet of the water's edge;]
             98          [(iv) unless posted, no motor vehicles may travel parallel to the water's edge;]
             99          [(v) camping and use of motorized vehicles are prohibited]
             100          (f) parks or operates a motor vehicle between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.; [and] or
             101          [(vi) no campfires or fireworks are allowed.]
             102          (g) starts a campfire or uses fireworks.
             103          (4) A person who commits any act described in Subsection (2) or (3) is liable for
             104      damages in the amount of:
             105          (a) three times the value of the mineral or other resource removed, destroyed, or
             106      extracted;
             107          (b) three times the value of damage committed; or
             108          (c) three times the consideration which would have been charged by the division for
             109      use of the land during the period of trespass.
             110          (5) In addition to the damages described in Subsection (4), a person found guilty of a
             111      misdemeanor under Subsection (2) or (3) is subject to the penalties provided in Section
             112      76-3-204 .
             113          (6) Money collected under this section shall be deposited in the fund in which similar
             114      revenues from that land would be deposited.


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