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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:
17 Other Special Clauses:
19 Utah Code Sections Affected:
21 65A-3-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 339
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
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
58 written authorization of the division, the person [
60 (a) [
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;
84 (f) parks or operates a motor vehicle between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.; [
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
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.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-15-13 8:47 PM