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HB 148 - Authorizes the Transfer of Federal Lands to the State - Utah Key Vote

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Title: Authorizes the Transfer of Federal Lands to the State

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that requires the federal government to transfer the titles of public lands in Utah to the State of Utah.

Highlights:

  • Requires the federal government to transfer the titles of public lands in Utah to the State of Utah by December 31, 2014 (Sec. 3).
  • Defines “public lands” as all lands within the exterior boundaries of the state except those which are (Sec. 2):
    • Privately owned;
    • Held in trust by the state or an independent entity;
    • Reserved for use by the state system of education or an institution of higher education;
    • Designated as national parks as of January 1, 2012;
    • Designated as national monuments as of January 1, 2012;
    • Designated as wilderness areas as of January 1, 2012;
    • Lands which have been ceded to the United States for military use;
    • Tangible property of the United States within the boundaries of a municipality; or
    • Lands or water rights belonging to Native Americans that are guaranteed to them by the United States.
  • Specifies that if the state sells the public lands obtained from the federal government, the state will retain 5 percent of the sale price and pay 95 percent of the sale price to the federal government (Sec. 3).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Authorizes the Transfer of Federal Lands to the State

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires the federal government to transfer the titles of public lands in Utah to the State of Utah.

Highlights:

  • Requires the federal government to transfer the titles of public lands in Utah to the State of Utah by December 31, 2014 (Sec. 3).
  • Defines “public lands” as all lands within the exterior boundaries of the state except those which are (Sec. 2):
    • Privately owned;
    • Held in trust by the state or an independent entity;
    • Reserved for use by the state system of education or an institution of higher education;
    • Designated as national parks as of January 1, 2012;
    • Designated as national monuments as of January 1, 2012;
    • Designated as wilderness areas as of January 1, 2012;
    • Lands which have been ceded to the United States for military use;
    • Tangible property of the United States within the boundaries of a municipality; or
    • Lands or water rights belonging to Native Americans that are guaranteed to them by the United States.
  • Specifies that if the state sells the public lands obtained from the federal government, the state will retain 5 percent of the sale price and pay 95 percent of the sale price to the federal government (Sec. 3).

Title: Authorizes the Transfer of Federal Lands to the State

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