7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill amends provisions related to the release of wildlife.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 ▸ establishes criminal penalties for the release, under certain circumstances, of
13 wildlife listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act; and
14 ▸ makes technical changes.
15 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
17 Other Special Clauses:
19 Utah Code Sections Affected:
21 23-13-14, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1986, Chapter 76
23 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
24 Section 1. Section 23-13-14 is amended to read:
25 23-13-14. Release of wildlife unlawful -- Penalty.
27 (1) A person may not release a live terrestrial or aquatic wildlife into the wild except as
28 provided in this title[
29 accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.
30 (2) Except as provided in Subsection (3), a person who violates [
32 (3) A person who knowingly and without lawful authority imports, transports, or
33 releases a live species of wildlife that the person knows is listed as threatened or endangered, or
34 is a candidate to be listed under the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. Sec. 1531 et seq., with
35 the intent to establish the presence of that species in an area of the state not currently known to
36 be occupied by a reproducing population of that species is guilty of a third degree felony.