First Substitute S.B. 249

This document includes Senate 2nd and 3rd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 7:32 PM by lpoole. -->

Senator Curtis S. Bramble proposes the following substitute bill:





Chief Sponsor: Curtis S. Bramble

House Sponsor:


             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill enacts a provision relating to state transportation purposes.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    expands the definition of "state transportation purposes," within transportation
             14      rights-of-way provisions, to include the construction and maintenance of pathways
             15      for pedestrians and other nonmotorized transportation to enhance traffic safety and
             16      efficiency on the highway;
             17          .    modifies a provision relating to the acquisition of real property or interests in real
             18      property for state transportation purposes; and
             19          .    provides for a repeal of these provisions.
             20      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             21          None
             22      Other Special Clauses:
             23          None
             24      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             25      AMENDS:

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         63I-1-272, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             27          72-5-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 79
             28          72-5-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 79

             30      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             31          Section 1. Section 63I-1-272 is amended to read:
             32           63I-1-272. Repeal dates, Title 72.
             33          Subsections 72-5-102 (13) and 72-5-103 (1)(b) are repealed July 1, 2017.
             34          Section 2. Section 72-5-102 is amended to read:
             35           72-5-102. Definitions.
             36          As used in this part, "state transportation purposes" includes:
             37          (1) highway and public transportation rights-of-way, including those necessary within
             38      cities and towns;
             39          (2) the construction, reconstruction, relocation, improvement, maintenance, and
             40      mitigation from the effects of these activities on state highways and other transportation
             41      facilities under the control of the department;
             42          (3) limited access facilities, including rights of access, air, light, and view and frontage
             43      and service roads to highways;
             44          (4) adequate drainage in connection with any highway, cut, fill, or channel change and
             45      the maintenance of any highway, cut, fill, or channel change;
             46          (5) weighing stations, shops, offices, storage buildings and yards, and road
             47      maintenance or construction sites;
             48          (6) road material sites, sites for the manufacture of road materials, and access roads to
             49      the sites;
             50          (7) the maintenance of an unobstructed view of any portion of a highway to promote
             51      the safety of the traveling public;
             52          (8) the placement of traffic signals, directional signs, and other signs, fences, curbs,
             53      barriers, and obstructions for the convenience of the traveling public;
             54          (9) the construction and maintenance of storm sewers, sidewalks, and highway
             55      illumination;
             56          (10) the construction and maintenance of livestock highways;

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Senate 2nd & 3rd Reading Amendments 3-10-2014 lp/rhr
         (11) the construction and maintenance of roadside rest areas adjacent to or near any
             58      highway; [and]
             59          (12) the mitigation of impacts from public transportation projects[.]; and
             60          (13) the construction and maintenance of a pathway:
             61          (a) for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other nonmotorized transportation; and
             62          (b) designed to enhance the safety and efficiency of a nearby highway.
             63          Section 3. Section 72-5-103 is amended to read:
             64           72-5-103. Acquisition of rights-of-way and other real property -- Title to property
             65      acquired.
             66          (1) (a) The department may acquire any real property or interests in real property
             67      necessary for temporary, present, or reasonable future state transportation purposes by gift,
             68      agreement, exchange, purchase, condemnation, or otherwise.
             69          (b) An acquisition by condemnation under Subsection (1)(a) for state transportation
             70      purposes includes the acquisition of a pathway described in Subsection 72-5-102 (13),
             71      notwithstanding the exclusion under Subsection 78B-6-501 (3)(e), if:
             72          (i) the pathway is in close proximity to a highway S. and located within the highway's
             72a      right-of-way if practical.S ;
             73          (ii) there is a need to remove pedestrians, bicyclists, and others using a nonmotorized
             74      method of transportation from the highway in order to enhance the safety and efficiency of the
             75      highway;
             76          (iii) because of geological or other constraints, a pathway is the only reasonable
             77      alternative to provide a practical and viable means for pedestrians, bicyclists, and others using a
             78      nonmotorized method of transportation to use for the purpose of commuting or traveling to
             79      destinations they would otherwise reach by using the highway; and
             80          (iv) the department makes a determination that the pathway is needed in order to
             81      enhance S. [ the ] highway .S safety S. [ and efficiency of the highway ] .S .
             82          (2) (a) (i) Title to real property acquired by the department or the counties, cities, and
             83      towns by gift, agreement, exchange, purchase, condemnation, or otherwise for highway
             84      rights-of-way or other transportation purposes may be in fee simple or any lesser estate or
             85      interest.
             86          (ii) Title to real property acquired by the department for a public transit project shall be
             87      transferred to the public transit district responsible for the project.

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         (iii) A public transit district shall cover all costs associated with any condemnation on
             89      its behalf.
             90          (b) If the highway is a county road, city street under joint title as provided in
             91      Subsection 72-3-104 (3), or right-of-way described in Title 72, Chapter 5, Part 3, Rights-of-way
             92      Across Federal Lands Act, title to all interests in real property less than fee simple held under
             93      this section is held jointly by the state and the county, city, or town holding the interest.
             94          (3) A transfer of land bounded by a highway on a right-of-way for which the public has
             95      only an easement passes the title of the person whose estate is transferred to the middle of the
             96      highway.

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