Wednesday, March 10, 2010

2010 Legislature: New Stream Access Bill

Senator Dennis Stowell has introduced Senate Bill 281 (SB 281), entitled "Public Access to Stream Beds - Utah Waterways Task Force."

The bill creates the Utah Waterways Task Force, made up of six state senators and six state representatives, to "study issues concerning private property rights and public recreational access on public waters." These issues include restrictions of access to private beds of public waters, state purchases of access rights, and development of cooperative fish management units. The Task Force is to create a final report, including any proposed legislation, by November 30, 2010.

To read the full text of the bill, click here.

(For an update on this bill, click here.)

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