Chief Sponsor: Mike Winder

Senate Sponsor: Scott D. Sandall

6     Cosponsors:
7     Cheryl K. Acton
8     James A. Dunnigan
Ashlee Matthews
Carol Spackman Moss
Judy Weeks Rohner
Angela Romero
Elizabeth Weight


11     General Description:
12          This bill addresses Jordan River improvement projects.
13     Highlighted Provisions:
14          This bill:
15          ▸     modifies the size of the Jordan River Recreation Area or zone;
16          ▸     addresses grants; and
17          ▸     makes technical changes.
18     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
19          This bill appropriates in fiscal year 2023:
20          ▸     to Department of Natural Resources -- Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands,
21     as an ongoing appropriation:
22               •     from the General Fund, $190,000.
23     Other Special Clauses:
24          None
25     Utah Code Sections Affected:
26     AMENDS:
27          65A-2-8, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2020, Chapter 157


29     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
30          Section 1. Section 65A-2-8 is amended to read:
31          65A-2-8. Jordan River improvement projects.
32          (1) As used in this section:
33          (a) "Commission" means the Jordan River Commission created by interlocal
34     agreement.
35          (b) "Zone" means the Jordan River Recreation Area, the area 250 yards on each side of
36     the Jordan River from the edge of the river between SR-201 and [4800] 5400 South.
37          (2) The division, subject to applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances and
38     Subsections (3) and (4), may:
39          (a) expend money for the following purposes:
40          (i) enhancing safety, recreation, and conservation in the zone;
41          (ii) capital improvements within the zone, including:
42          (A) lighting along the Jordan River and within the zone;
43          (B) completing construction of a paved pathway on both sides of the Jordan River
44     within the zone;
45          (C) building a boat launch, picnic pavilion, bench, restroom, or other amenity within
46     the zone; and
47          (D) supporting Tracy Aviary, a nature area, bike or boat rental concessionaire, or other
48     partnerships to enhance recreation in the zone;
49          (iii) funding programs to clean the zone, remove invasive species, and restore riparian
50     habitat;
51          (iv) hiring or contracting for personnel to perform tasks as directed by the commission;
52          (v) partnering or contracting with an urban ranger or conservation corp operated by a
53     state institution of higher education or similar service-oriented organizations or programs:
54          (A) to provide trail, river, and parkway maintenance, invasive species removal and
55     revegetation, emergency care, and environmental education for the area 250 yards on each side

56     of the Jordan River from the edge of the river for the entire length of the river; and
57          (B) to report to the appropriate public official all health, safety, or law enforcement
58     concerns that the organization encounters, as directed by the commission; and
59          (vi) partnering or contracting with local law enforcement or a certified peace officer to
60     provide patrol, security, and law enforcement for the area 250 yards on each side of the Jordan
61     River from the edge of the river for the entire length of the river; and
62          (b) purchase, lease, sell, or dispose of property or an easement within the zone to
63     achieve the goals in Subsection (2)(a).
64          (3) (a) Before engaging in any activity described in Subsections (2)(a)(i) through
65     (2)(a)(iii) or Subsection (2)(b), the division shall receive the approval of:
66          (i) the commission;
67          (ii) any relevant governmental entity that owns or is responsible for the maintenance of
68     real property within the zone, including Salt Lake County Flood Control; and
69          (iii) the relevant municipality within the zone.
70          (b) Before engaging in any activity described in Subsections (2)(a)(iv) through
71     (2)(a)(vi), the division shall:
72          (i) receive the approval of the commission; and
73          (ii) consult with:
74          (A) any relevant governmental entity that owns or is responsible for the maintenance of
75     real property within the zone; and
76          (B) the relevant municipality within the zone.
77          (4) (a) The programs described in this section may only be implemented as
78     appropriations from the Legislature allow.
79          (b) (i) Money appropriated to programs in this section [are] is managed by the division
80     in accordance with this section[.] and may include the division dispersing money through
81     issuing grants.
82          (ii) The division shall:
83          (A) before December 31, 2022, issue a five-year grant to a zoo, aviary, nature center, or

84     other educational program located within the zone; and
85          (B) renew the grant described in Subsection (4)(b)(ii)(A) every five years.
86          (c) Money that the Legislature appropriates to programs described in this section [are]
87     is nonlapsing in accordance with Section 63J-1-602.2.
88          Section 2. Appropriation.
89          The following sums of money are appropriated for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
90     2022, and ending June 30, 2023. These are additions to amounts previously appropriated for
91     fiscal year 2023. Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures
92     Act, the Legislature appropriates the following sums of money from the funds or accounts
93     indicated for the use and support of the government of the state of Utah.
94     ITEM 1
95          To Department of Natural Resources -- Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands
96               From General Fund

97               Schedule of Programs:
98                    Project management                         $190,000
99          The Legislature intends that the appropriation under this item fund a grant described in
100     Subsection 65A-2-8(4)(b)(ii). An appropriation under this item is nonlapsing.