Rep. Ivory’s H.B. 148 – Transfer of Public Lands Act and Related Study and Rep. Barrus’ H.J.R. 3 – Joint Resolution on Federal Transfer of Public Lands passed a final vote in the Utah Senate yesterday. These bills are now headed to the Governor’s desk, and may actually be signed into law.
As One Utah readers know, this unconstitutional legislation issues a demand to the federal government to transfer all public lands within Utah, national parks included, to the state by the end of 2014. If Congress fails to comply, the bills would allocate $3 million to begin litigation to force the federal government to relinquish ownership of the land.
Once again, our legislature has embarrassed the state by passing crazy bills that violate the Constitution. There will be a Rally to Restore Sanity tonight at the State Capitol building at 5:30 pm.
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