8. An off-highway vehicle may be operated on lands in the domain of the State, subject to the conditions, restrictions and prohibitions imposed:
(1) by the following Acts: the Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife (chapter C-61.1), the Act respecting threatened or vulnerable species (chapter E-12.01), the Forest Act (chapter F-4.1), the Mining Act (chapter M-13.1), the Parks Act (chapter P-9), the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2), the Watercourses Act (chapter R-13), the Natural Heritage Conservation Act (chapter C-61.01), the Act respecting agricultural lands in the domain of the State (chapter T-7.1) and the Act respecting the lands in the domain of the State (chapter T-8.1);
(2) by government regulation or municipal by-law, including a by-law made by a regional county municipality under article 688.2 of the Municipal Code of Québec (chapter C-27.1), elsewhere than on a trail referred to in section 15 or in areas subject to the conditions, restrictions or prohibitions referred to in subparagraph 1.
In addition, in the areas in which a lease, a right of occupation or a similar right has been granted under an abovementioned Act, the operation is subject to the authorization of the holder of the right unless otherwise provided in the abovementioned Acts.
Where a government regulation is inconsistent with a by-law of a municipality, the former shall prevail.
1996, c. 60, s. 8; 1999, c. 40, s. 328; 2002, c. 74, s. 85.