7 Patrice M. Arent
8 Joel K. Briscoe
9 Rebecca Chavez-Houck
Brian S. King
Carol Spackman Moss
Marie H. Poulson
Mark A. Wheatley
11 LONG TITLE
12 General Description:
13 This bill provides free admission to state parks for certain disabled veterans.
14 Highlighted Provisions:
15 This bill:
16 ▸ requires the Board of Parks and Recreation to make rules granting free admission to
17 state parks for certain disabled veterans; and
18 ▸ makes technical changes.
19 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
21 Other Special Clauses:
23 Utah Code Sections Affected:
25 79-4-304, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 344
27 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28 Section 1. Section 79-4-304 is amended to read:
29 79-4-304. Board rulemaking authority.
30 (1) Rules made by the board shall be made in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3,
31 Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.
33 (i) governing the use of the state park system;
34 (ii) to protect state parks and their natural and cultural resources from misuse or
35 damage, including watersheds, plants, wildlife, and park amenities; and
36 (iii) to provide for public safety and preserve the peace within state parks.
37 (b) To accomplish the purposes stated in Subsection [
38 rules that:
39 (i) close or partially close state parks; or
40 (ii) establish use or access restrictions within state parks.
41 (c) Rules made under Subsection [
42 transfer of livestock along a livestock highway established in accordance with Section
45 (a) governing the collection of charges under Subsection 79-4-203(8)[
46 (b) granting free admission to state parks to an honorably discharged veteran who is:
47 (i) a resident of the state; and
48 (ii) at least 50% disabled, as evidenced by documentation from:
49 (A) the United States Department of Veterans Affairs;
50 (B) an active component of the United States armed forces; or
51 (C) a reserve component of the United States armed forces.