ERIC Number: ED361143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-16
Reference Count: N/A
Utah Schools and Lands Improvement Act of 1993. Report To Accompany S. 184. Senate. 103d Congress, 1st Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
This report provides background information on Senate Bill 184, the Utah Schools and Lands Improvement Act of 1993, under which the federal government would acquire over 200,000 acres of land and mineral rights from the state of Utah in exchange for federal land, certain mineral resources, or a portion of federal mineral receipts in that state. At the time of statehood in 1896, the federal government granted Utah "sections" in every township, totaling about 7.5 million acres, to be used for the support of public schools. These lands are not contiguous. Ongoing land management problems for both the state and federal governments would be remedied by the proposed exchange. The land acquired from the state would be incorporated into two Indian reservations, as well as into various national parks and forests around Utah. The Congressional Budget Office estimated the cost of this measure; the Committee made a regulatory impact evaluation statement; and the U.S. Department of Agriculture supported enactment with some suggested amendments. The U.S. Department of the Interior supported the bill, but pointed out potential "pay as you go" costs from reduced royalties to the federal treasury. The report contains proposed amendments, as well as a section-by-section analysis of the bill. (KS)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Identifiers - Location: Utah