Recreationists lobby in favor of water access bill

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  • stevo123 slc, ut
    Feb. 12, 2014 8:01 a.m.

    A similar bill has worked in Idaho for 40 years, lets get this passed.

  • A Man's Perspective Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 11, 2014 10:09 p.m.

    This is an excellent bill. I hope it passes. Let's not forget that Brigham Young's intentions were that ALL rivers/streams have the public to access. This bill prevents public access to small streams while allowing public access to the larger streams which is fair. Also, let's not forget that in 2008 the Utah Supreme Court clarified unanimously that the public has a right to use a river even if the river bottom is privately owned as long as the public can access the river from a public entrance.

    I hope this time the legislature/governor do the right thing and pass this bill into law. Otherwise, there are numerous lawsuits waiting to come forth - we would rather not have that happen.