H.B. 364

This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 2:48 PM by jeyring. -->              1     




Chief Sponsor: Marc K. Roberts

Senate Sponsor: Howard A. Stephenson

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill prohibits the use of eminent domain for a golf course.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    prohibits the use of eminent domain for a golf course.
             13      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             14          None
             15      Other Special Clauses:
             16          None
             17      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             18      AMENDS:
             19           78B-6-501 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 327
             21      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             22          Section 1. Section 78B-6-501 is amended to read:
             23           78B-6-501. Eminent domain -- Uses for which right may be exercised.
             24           H. (1) .H Subject to the provisions of this part, the right of eminent domain may be
             24a      exercised on
             25      behalf of the following public uses:
             26           H. [ (1) ] (a) .H all public uses authorized by the federal government;
             27           H. [ (2) ] (b) .H public buildings and grounds for the use of the state, and all other
             27a      public uses

             28      authorized by the Legislature;
             29           H. [ (3) (a) ] (c)(i) .H public buildings and grounds for the use of any county, city,
             29a      town, or board of
             30      education;
             31           H. [ (b) ] (ii) .H reservoirs, canals, aqueducts, flumes, ditches, or pipes for
             31a      conducting water or
             32      sewage, including to or from a development, for the use of the inhabitants of any county, city,
             33      or town, or for the draining of any county, city, or town;
             34           H. [ (c) ] (iii) .H the raising of the banks of streams, removing obstructions from
             34a      streams, and
             35      widening, deepening, or straightening their channels;
             36           H. [ (d) ] (iv) .H bicycle paths and sidewalks adjacent to paved roads;
             37           H. [ (e) ] (v) .H roads, byroads, streets, and alleys for public vehicular use, including
             37a      for access to a
             38      development, excluding trails, paths, or other ways for walking, hiking, bicycling, equestrian
             39      use, or other recreational uses, or whose primary purpose is as a foot path, equestrian trail,
             40      bicycle path, or walkway; and
             41           H. [ (f) ] (vi) .H all other public uses for the benefit of any county, city, or town, or its
             41a      inhabitants;
             42           H. [ (4) ] (d) .H wharves, docks, piers, chutes, booms, ferries, bridges, toll roads,
             42a      byroads, plank
             43      and turnpike roads, roads for transportation by traction engines or road locomotives, roads for
             44      logging or lumbering purposes, and railroads and street railways for public transportation;
             45           H. [ (5) ] (e) .H reservoirs, dams, watergates, canals, ditches, flumes, tunnels, aqueducts
             45a      and pipes
             46      for the supplying of persons, mines, mills, smelters or other works for the reduction of ores,
             47      with water for domestic or other uses, or for irrigation purposes, or for the draining and
             48      reclaiming of lands, or for the floating of logs and lumber on streams not navigable, or for solar
             49      evaporation ponds and other facilities for the recovery of minerals in solution;
             50           H. [ (6) (a) ] (f)(i) .H roads, railroads, tramways, tunnels, ditches, flumes, pipes, and
             50a      dumping places
             51      to access or facilitate the milling, smelting, or other reduction of ores, or the working of mines,
             52      quarries, coal mines, or mineral deposits including oil, gas, and minerals in solution;
             53           H. [ (b) ] (ii) .H outlets, natural or otherwise, for the deposit or conduct of tailings,

             53a      refuse or water
             54      from mills, smelters or other works for the reduction of ores, or from mines, quarries, coal
             55      mines or mineral deposits including minerals in solution;
             56           H. [ (c) ] (iii) .H mill dams;
             57           H. [ (d) ] (iv) .H gas, oil or coal pipelines, tanks or reservoirs, including any subsurface
             57a      stratum or
             58      formation in any land for the underground storage of natural gas, and in connection with that,

             59      any other interests in property which may be required to adequately examine, prepare,
             60      maintain, and operate underground natural gas storage facilities;
             61           H. [ (e) ] (v) .H solar evaporation ponds and other facilities for the recovery of minerals
             61a      in solution;
             62      and
             63           H. [ (f) ] (vi) .H any occupancy in common by the owners or possessors of different
             63a      mines, quarries,
             64      coal mines, mineral deposits, mills, smelters, or other places for the reduction of ores, or any
             65      place for the flow, deposit or conduct of tailings or refuse matter;
             66           H. [ (7) ] (g) .H byroads leading from a highway to:
             67           H. [ (a) ] (i) .H a residence; or
             68           H. [ (b) ] (ii) .H a farm;
             69           H. [ (8) ] (h) .H telegraph, telephone, electric light and electric power lines, and sites
             69a      for electric
             70      light and power plants;
             71           H. [ (9) ] (i) .H sewage service for:
             72           H. [ (a) ] (i) .H a city, a town, or any settlement of not fewer than 10 families;
             73           H. [ (b) ] (ii) .H a public building belonging to the state; or
             74           H. [ (c) ] (iii) .H a college or university;
             75           H. [ (10) ] (j) .H canals, reservoirs, dams, ditches, flumes, aqueducts, and pipes for
             75a      supplying and
             76      storing water for the operation of machinery for the purpose of generating and transmitting
             77      electricity for power, light or heat;
             78           H. [ (11) ] (k) .H cemeteries and public parks, except for a park whose primary use is:
             79           H. [ (a) ] (i) .H as a trail, path, or other way for walking, hiking, bicycling, or equestrian
             79a      use; [or]
             80           H. [ (b) ] (ii) .H to connect other trails, paths, or other ways for walking, hiking,
             80a      bicycling, or
             81      equestrian use; or
             82           H. [ (c) ] (iii) except as provided in Subsection (2), .H as a golf course;
             83           H. [ (12) ] (l) .H pipelines for the purpose of conducting any and all liquids connected
             83a      with the
             84      manufacture of beet sugar; and
             85           H. [ (13) ] (m) .H sites for mills, smelters or other works for the reduction of ores and
             85a      necessary to
             86      their successful operation, including the right to take lands for the discharge and natural
             87      distribution of smoke, fumes, and dust, produced by the operation of works, provided that the
             88      powers granted by this section may not be exercised in any county where the population
             89      exceeds 20,000, or within one mile of the limits of any city or incorporated town nor unless the

             90      proposed condemner has the right to operate by purchase, option to purchase or easement, at
             91      least 75% in value of land acreage owned by persons or corporations situated within a radius of
             92      four miles from the mill, smelter or other works for the reduction of ores; nor beyond the limits
             93      of the four-mile radius; nor as to lands covered by contracts, easements, or agreements existing
             94      between the condemner and the owner of land within the limit and providing for the operation
             95      of such mill, smelter, or other works for the reduction of ores; nor until an action shall have
             96      been commenced to restrain the operation of such mill, smelter, or other works for the
             97      reduction of ores.
             97a      H. (2) Subsection (1)(k)(iii) does not apply to an exercise of eminent domain by the
             97b      Department of Transportation to acquire property intended, in whole or in part, for use as a
             97c      golf course if the property acquired by eminent domain is needed:
             97d          (a)(i) to exchange for other real property that is devoted to or held for public use; and
             97e          (ii) for a state transportation purpose; or
             97f          (b) to mitigate the impacts of a public transportation project. .H

Legislative Review Note
    as of 2-10-14 5:19 PM

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