Monday, January 27, 2014

2014 Legislative Preview: Public Trust

Representative Kay McIff has introduced House Bill 233 (H.B. 233), entitled "Public Trust Obligations and Water Rights Protections."  This bill seeks to define the scope and limits of the public trust doctrine in Utah. The bill also clarifies that a water right is a property right that is protected by the Utah Constitution, and cannot be taken for public use without just compensation.

This bill is nearly identical to HB 68 that Representative McIff ran in 2013.

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

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