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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies provisions related to the uses for which eminent domain may be
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . narrows the uses for which local governments may acquire roads, streets, or alleys
14 by eminent domain; and
15 . provides that the roads, streets, or alleys that local governments may acquire by
16 eminent domain do not include trails, paths, or other ways for walking, hiking,
17 bicycling, equestrian use, or other recreational uses.
18 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
20 Other Special Clauses:
22 Utah Code Sections Affected:
24 78-34-1, as last amended by Chapter 164, Laws of Utah 1981
26 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27 Section 1. Section 78-34-1 is amended to read:
28 78-34-1. Uses for which right may be exercised.
29 Subject to the provisions of this chapter, the right of eminent domain may be exercised
30 in behalf of the following public uses:
31 (1) All public uses authorized by the Government of the United States.
32 (2) Public buildings and grounds for the use of the state, and all other public uses
33 authorized by the Legislature.
34 (3) Public buildings and grounds for the use of any county, city or incorporated town,
35 or board of education; reservoirs, canals, aqueducts, flumes, ditches, or pipes for conducting
36 water for the use of the inhabitants of any county or city or incorporated town, or for the
37 draining of any county, city or incorporated town; the raising of the banks of streams, removing
38 obstructions therefrom, and widening, deepening or straightening their channels; roads, streets,
39 and alleys for public vehicular use, excluding trails, paths, or other ways for walking, hiking,
40 bicycling, equestrian use, or other recreational uses; and all other public uses for the benefit of
41 any county, city or incorporated town, or the inhabitants thereof.
42 (4) Wharves, docks, piers, chutes, booms, ferries, bridges, toll roads, byroads, plank
43 and turnpike roads, roads for transportation by traction engines or road locomotives, roads for
44 logging or lumbering purposes, and railroads and street railways for public transportation.
45 (5) Reservoirs, dams, watergates, canals, ditches, flumes, tunnels, aqueducts and pipes
46 for the supplying of persons, mines, mills, smelters or other works for the reduction of ores,
47 with water for domestic or other uses, or for irrigation purposes, or for the draining and
48 reclaiming of lands, or for the floating of logs and lumber on streams not navigable, or for solar
49 evaporation ponds and other facilities for the recovery of minerals in solution.
50 (6) Roads, railroads, tramways, tunnels, ditches, flumes, pipes and dumping places to
51 facilitate the milling, smelting or other reduction of ores, or the working of mines, quarries,
52 coal mines or mineral deposits including minerals in solution; outlets, natural or otherwise,
53 for the deposit or conduct of tailings, refuse or water from mills, smelters or other works for
54 the reduction of ores, or from mines, quarries, coal mines or mineral deposits including
55 minerals in solution; mill dams; gas, oil or coal pipelines, tanks or reservoirs, including any
56 subsurface stratum or formation in any land for the underground storage of natural gas, and in
57 connection therewith such other interests in property as may be required adequately to
58 examine, prepare, maintain, and operate such underground natural gas storage facilities; and
59 solar evaporation ponds and other facilities for the recovery of minerals in solution; also any
60 occupancy in common by the owners or possessors of different mines, quarries, coal mines,
61 mineral deposits, mills, smelters, or other places for the reduction of ores, or any place for the
62 flow, deposit or conduct of tailings or refuse matter.
63 (7) Byroads leading from highways to residences and farms.
64 (8) Telegraph, telephone, electric light and electric power lines, and sites for electric
65 light and power plants.
66 (9) Sewerage of any city or town, or of any settlement of not less than ten families, or
67 of any public building belonging to the state, or of any college or university.
68 (10) Canals, reservoirs, dams, ditches, flumes, aqueducts and pipes for supplying and
69 storing water for the operation of machinery for the purpose of generating and transmitting
70 electricity for power, light or heat.
71 (11) Cemeteries and public parks.
72 (12) Pipe lines for the purpose of conducting any and all liquids connected with the
73 manufacture of beet sugar.
74 (13) Sites for mills, smelters or other works for the reduction of ores and necessary to
75 the successful operation thereof, including the right to take lands for the discharge and natural
76 distribution of smoke, fumes and dust therefrom, produced by the operation of such works;
77 provided, that the powers granted by this subdivision shall not be exercised in any county
78 where the population exceeds twenty thousand, or within one mile of the limits of any city or
79 incorporated town; nor unless the proposed condemner has the right to operate by purchase,
80 option to purchase or easement, at least [
81 owned by persons or corporations situated within a radius of four miles from the mill, smelter
82 or other works for the reduction of ores; nor beyond the limits of said four-mile radius; nor as
83 to lands covered by contracts, easements or agreements existing between the condemner and
84 the owner of land within said limit and providing for the operation of such mill, smelter or
85 other works for the reduction of ores; nor until an action shall have been commenced to restrain
86 the operation of such mill, smelter or other works for the reduction of ores.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-11-06 9:33 AM
Based on a limited legal review, this legislation has not been determined to have a high
probability of being held unconstitutional.