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H.B. 333

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STATE LANDS AMENDMENTS

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2013 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Ronda Rudd Menlove

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Senate Sponsor: Lyle W. Hillyard

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             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 a motor vehicle on state lands
             13      surrounding Bear Lake; and
             14          .    makes technical changes.
             15      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             16          None
             17      Other Special Clauses:
             18          None
             19      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             20      AMENDS:
             21          65A-3-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 339
             22     
             23      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             24          Section 1. Section 65A-3-1 is amended to read:
             25           65A-3-1. Trespassing on state lands -- Penalties.
             26          (1) As used in this section:
             27          (a) "Anchored" is as defined in Section 73-18-2 .


             28          (b) "Beached" is as defined in Section 73-18-2 .
             29          (c) "Vessel" is as defined in Section 73-18-2 .
             30          (2) A person is guilty of a class B misdemeanor and liable for the civil damages
             31      prescribed in Subsection (4) if, without written authorization from the division, the person:
             32          (a) removes, extracts, uses, consumes, or destroys any mineral resource, gravel, sand,
             33      soil, vegetation, or improvement on state lands;
             34          (b) grazes livestock on state lands;
             35          (c) uses, occupies, or constructs improvements or structures on state lands;
             36          (d) uses or occupies state lands for more than 30 days after the cancellation or
             37      expiration of written authorization;
             38          (e) knowingly and willfully uses state lands for commercial gain;
             39          (f) appropriates, alters, injures, or destroys any historical, prehistorical, archaeological,
             40      or paleontological resource on state lands;
             41          (g) camps on the beds of navigable lakes or rivers except in posted and designated
             42      areas;
             43          (h) camps on sovereign land for longer than 15 consecutive days at the same location
             44      or within one mile of the same location;
             45          (i) camps on sovereign land for 15 consecutive days, and then returns to camp at the
             46      same location before 15 consecutive days have elapsed after the day on which the person left
             47      that location;
             48          (j) leaves an anchored or beached vessel unattended for longer than 48 hours on
             49      sovereign land or navigable lakes or rivers;
             50          (k) anchors or beaches a vessel for longer than 72 hours at the same location, on
             51      sovereign land or navigable lakes or rivers, and then fails to move the vessel at least two miles
             52      from that location; or
             53          (l) parks or operates motor vehicles on the beds of navigable lakes and rivers except in
             54      those areas supervised by the Division of Parks and Recreation or other state or local
             55      enforcement entity and which are posted as open to vehicle use.
             56          (3) A person is guilty of a class C misdemeanor and liable for civil damages
             57      [prescribed] described in Subsection (4) if, on state lands surrounding Bear Lake and without
             58      written authorization of the division, the person [is in violation of any of the following


             59      regarding Bear Lake]:
             60          (a) [From October 1 through April 30, motor vehicle use and camping or picnicking
             61      are allowed] parks or operates a motor vehicle in an area on the exposed lake bed[, except
             62      that:] that is not specifically posted by the division as open for usage;
             63          [(i) motor vehicles are not allowed on lands administered by the Division of Parks and
             64      Recreation;]
             65          [(ii) the speed limit is 20 miles per hour;]
             66          [(iii) except as necessary to launch or retrieve watercraft, motor vehicles are not
             67      allowed within 100 feet of the water's edge; and]
             68          (b) launches or retrieves a watercraft in an area not specifically designated by the
             69      division as open for launching or retrieving watercraft;
             70          (c) exceeds a speed limit of 15 miles per hour while operating a motor vehicle;
             71          (d) except as necessary while launching or retrieving watercraft, parks or operates a
             72      motor vehicle within an area between the water's edge and a line posted by the division;
             73          [(iv)] (e) except as permitted and posted by the division, travels in a motor vehicle
             74      [travel] parallel to the water's edge [is allowed, except within 100 feet of the water's edge.];
             75          [(b) From May 1 through September 30, motor vehicle use and camping or picnicking
             76      are allowed on the exposed lake bed, except that:]
             77          [(i) motorized vehicle usage is not allowed in areas specifically posted prohibiting
             78      usage;]
             79          [(ii) the established speed limit is 15 miles per hour;]
             80          [(iii) except as necessary to launch or retrieve watercraft, motor vehicles are not
             81      allowed within 100 feet of the water's edge;]
             82          [(iv) unless posted, no motor vehicles may travel parallel to the water's edge;]
             83          [(v) camping and use of motorized vehicles are prohibited]
             84          (f) parks or operates a motor vehicle between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.; [and] or
             85          [(vi) no campfires or fireworks are allowed.]
             86          (g) starts a campfire or uses fireworks.
             87          (4) A person who commits any act described in Subsection (2) or (3) is liable for
             88      damages in the amount of:
             89          (a) three times the value of the mineral or other resource removed, destroyed, or


             90      extracted;
             91          (b) three times the value of damage committed; or
             92          (c) three times the consideration which would have been charged by the division for
             93      use of the land during the period of trespass.
             94          (5) In addition to the damages described in Subsection (4), a person found guilty of a
             95      misdemeanor under Subsection (2) or (3) is subject to the penalties provided in Section
             96      76-3-204 .
             97          (6) Money collected under this section shall be deposited in the fund in which similar
             98      revenues from that land would be deposited.




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