Representative Steve Eliason proposes the following substitute bill:




Chief Sponsor: Steve Eliason

Senate Sponsor: Jani Iwamoto


8     General Description:
9          This bill addresses the creation of Utahraptor State Park.
10     Highlighted Provisions:
11          This bill:
12          ▸     authorizes the Division of Parks and Recreation to use portions of the Dalton Wells
13     area as a state park; and
14          ▸     states that Utahraptor State Park shall be considered part of the state parks system.
15     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
16          This bill appropriates in fiscal year 2020:
17          ▸     to the Department of Natural Resources, as a one-time appropriation:
18               •     from the General Fund, One-time, $10,000,000.
19     Other Special Clauses:
20          None
21     Utah Code Sections Affected:
22     ENACTS:
23          79-4-607, Utah Code Annotated 1953

25     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:

26          Section 1. Section 79-4-607 is enacted to read:
27          79-4-607. Utahraptor State Park.
28          (1) As used in this section, "Utahraptor State Park" means the area of land located in
29     the area known as Dalton Wells and fully described by the map and legal description on file
30     with the division.
31          (2) The division may:
32          (a) receive donations of land or facilities in the surrounding area for inclusion within
33     Utahraptor State Park;
34          (b) engage in land transfers for land in the surrounding area for inclusion in Utahraptor
35     State Park; or
36          (c) purchase land or facilities in the surrounding area for inclusion in Utahraptor State
37     Park.
38          (3) Utahraptor State Park shall be included within the state park system.
39          (4) The division may not open Utahraptor State Park to the public for use as a state
40     park until the division has received sufficient funding from the State Building Board or from
41     General Funds to provide for capital improvements and any necessary land acquisitions.
42          (5) Land acquisitions and capital investments will be made at the park in a way that
43     allows Utahraptor State Park to remain financially self-sustaining.
44          (6) Ongoing operations at Utahraptor State Park shall be funded through the Division
45     of Parks and Recreation's restricted fees account.
46          Section 2. Appropriation.
47          The following sums of money are appropriated for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
48     2019, and ending June 30, 2020. These are additions to amounts previously appropriated for
49     fiscal year 2020. Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures
50     Act, the Legislature appropriates the following sums of money from the funds or accounts
51     indicated for the use and support of the government of the state of Utah.
52     ITEM 1
53          To Department of Natural Resources - Parks and Recreation
54               From General Fund, One-time

55               Schedule of Programs:
56                    Capital Budget Acquisition and Development $10,000,000

57          Under Section 63J-1-603, the Legislature intends that appropriations provided under
58     this section not lapse at the close of fiscal year 2020. The use of funds described in Item 1 is
59     limited to carry out the initial investments necessary to establish Utahraptor State Park under
60     Section 79-4-607.