Federal public land grab bill gutted

According to the Review-Journal, that controversial Assembly Bill 408 that demanded the federal government cede control of much of the federal public land in the state has been completely rewritten.

“The bill as amended declares that sheriffs and their deputies are the primary law enforcement officers in the unincorporated areas of their respective counties. It would allow county sheriffs to enter into agreements with federal agencies to exercise law enforcement authority on land managed by the federal agency,” the story says. All other provisions about acquiring the land were excised.

Reporter Sean Whaley said the bill passed out of committee on a party-line vote — Republicans in support and Democrats opposed.

 

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2 comments on “Federal public land grab bill gutted

  1. Patrick says:

    Declaring local law enforcement officers as the “primary” law enforcement authorities is as similarly ineffectual as most of the other unconstitutional provisions of the gutted bill.

    I would have thought conservatives would object to the republican led effort that was a waste of taxpayer dollars from the first draft of the bill, that ultimately resulted in absolutely nothing but another black eye for the state.

  2. […] Follow-up: According to the Review-Journal, that controversial Assembly Bill 408 that demanded the federal government cede control of much of the federal public land in the state has beencompletely rewritten. […]

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