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House Passes Bill to Benefit Utah Communities


WASHINGTON, D.C., October 2, 2017 -

Today, the House passed H.R. 2582, the bipartisan “Confirming State Land Grants for Education Act.” Introduced by Rep. Mia Love (R-UT), the bill resolves a longstanding legal issue and authorizes the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration’s to acquire 500 acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in Utah.

“I am excited that this important, nonpartisan piece of legislation passed the House. Passage of my bill not only helps the federal government keep the promises made to the State of Utah, but also helps provide funding that will benefit Utah’s future university students. I am proud to help Utah secure a win in the House today,” Rep. Love stated.

Background:

Under the 1894 Utah Enabling Act, Utah has the right to select federal lands for the support and benefit of state institutions.

The 500 acres authorized in H.R. 2582, were already identified as available for disposal by the BLM.

Click here to learn more about the bill.  


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