7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill enacts provisions related to unlawful road closures.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 ▸ makes closing a road under certain conditions a class C misdemeanor.
13 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
15 Other Special Clauses:
17 Utah Code Sections Affected:
19 72-5-118, Utah Code Annotated 1953
21 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
22 Section 1. Section 72-5-118 is enacted to read:
23 72-5-118. Unlawful road closures.
24 (1) Except as provided in Sections 72-1-212, 72-5-105, 72-6-114, and 72-7-103, an
25 individual who knowingly places or authorizes the placement of a temporary or permanent
26 barricade on a class A, B, C, or D road, an R.S. 2477 right-of-way, or a portion of a class A, B,
27 C, or D road or R.S. 2477 right-of-way to permanently or temporarily close the road or
28 Ŝ→ R.S. 2477 ←Ŝ right-of-way to vehicular traffic is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.
29 (2) This section does not apply to a Ĥ→ road ←Ĥ closure:
30 (a) by firefighters or peace officers responding to an emergency; Ĥ→ [
31 (b) of a public or private railroad crossing for railroad repair or maintenance.
31a (b) that may result from a permanent or temporary closure of a public or private
31b railroad crossing; or
31c (c) on an R.S. 2477 right-of-way across private land if a perpetual public right-of-way
31d has not been granted through a settlement or court order. ←Ĥ