From: The County Seat Television Program
To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: Transfer of Public Lands
Date: Sat Mar 01 00:06:03 MST 2014

Transfer of Public Lands Act  

Same Enabling Acts ... Different Results.


March 2012, Governor Herbert signed HB148, Utah's Transfer of Public Lands Act, which demands that the United States extinguish title to Federal Lands and turn them over to the state to manage by the end of 2014. There are a number or resources on the internet to get more background on the ACT and find out what other western states are doing at


This week on the County Seat we ask, What is the status of Transfer of Public Lands in Utah?


A number of organizations such as, National Association of Counties, The National Republican Committee, and a number of States have passed resolutions in favor of Transfer of Public Lands.

We also had an opportunity to talk to two professors from the University of Utah about the constitutional and political issues involved in a transfer of public lands.


Tune in to ABC4Utah Sunday Morning at 8:30 to dive into some of the finer points on the movement in the West demanding that the federal government keeps the promise it made to states at statehood.




Derek Dowsett, Producer
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