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Full Text of SB2632  96th General Assembly


Sen. Gary Forby

Filed: 3/1/2010





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2632 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5 Public Land Pack and Saddle Animal Access Act.
6     Section 5. Definitions. In this Act:
7     "Pack animal" means a beast of burden, such as a horse,
8 mule, donkey, or llama, used as a means of transporting
9 materials.
10     "Public land" means land that is open to the general public
11 and is owned or managed by the State.
12     "Saddle animal" means an animal, such as a horse, that is
13 ridden.
14     Section 10. Access to public land. In maintaining public
15 land, the Department of Natural Resources, or other designated



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1 agency, shall preserve and facilitate continued use of and
2 access to public land by pack and saddle animals where such use
3 is currently authorized.
4     Section 15. Trail closure.
5     (a) The Department of Natural Resources, or other
6 designated agency, may implement a reduction in access to a
7 trail by pack and saddle animals under the following
8 conditions:
9         (1) where conditions are not suitable because of
10     significant public safety concerns or where necessary for
11     maintenance; or
12         (2) for reasons related to the mission of the
13     Department of Natural Resources or other designated
14     agency.
15     (b) If a trail closure or other reduction is implemented
16 under this Section, such closure or reduction shall be posted
17 at the trailhead.
18     (c) Nothing in this Section alters or limits the State's
19 authority to implement a temporary emergency closure of a trail
20 or road to pack and saddle animals.".