SB 1198 Prohibits the denial of access to horseback riders on state public land where horseback riding has previously been allowed except in certain circumstances
Sponsor: Purgason
LR Number: 5253S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Agriculture, Conservation, Parks & Natural Resources
Last Action: 2/27/2008 - Second Read and Referred S Agriculture, Conservation, Parks & Natural Resources Committee Journal Page: S380
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2008

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SB 1198 - This act prohibits the denial of access to horseback riders or mule riders on public land owned, managed, or funded by the state if such riding has previously been allowed on the land. Access similarly shall not be prohibited on trails and roads that have been used for horseback or mule riding. Such access may be denied when supported by scientific or geological data, or when such riding is considered contrary or detrimental to the current use of the public land.

The act shall not be construed to cause the exclusion of horses or mules on new trails developed on state public land.

This act is identical to HB 1438 (2008) and similar to HB 354 (2007).

ERIKA JAQUES