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House panel wants to give Utah some land


By Thomas Burr

The Salt Lake Tribune

First published Apr 24 2013 03:30PM
Updated Jul 7, 2013 11:35PM

Washington • The House Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday advanced five separate bills that would force the federal government to give up small patches of federal land in Utah for other uses.

The bills, sponsored by Republican Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz, all passed unanimously and head to the House floor. The five bills would:

• Require the National Forest System to give 100 acres of public land to Fruit Heights for use as a cemetery;

• Allow Brigham Young University to take over Forest Service land where the school’s "Y" is located;

• Direct the Interior Department to give some federal parts of an electric distribution system to the South Utah Valley Electric Service District;

• Trade an acre of state land for an acre of Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation land;

• Give 420 acres to Utah National Guard for military use at Camp Williams.

tburr@sltrib.com

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