Utah House Bill 148, which easily passed the Legislature, came with a warning from from legislative attorneys that the measure had a high probability of being determined unconstitutional. However, Republican lawmakers and Governor Herbert are optimistic of the court outcome, especially if they can persuade other western states to pass similar legislation.
Herbert said in March that ideally, state and federal officials should work together to improve access, increase development opportunities and improve conservation on public lands. Alternatively, the state's congressional delegation should be able to work through Congress to give the state more control.
In a non-scientific survey of 90, 988 responses to a KCSG.com poll conducted June 22 - 26, 2012 to the question: "Should all federal land in Utah be returned to state control"? -
Fifty-four-percent (54%) said, "Yes"
Thirty-five (35%) said "No"
Six-percent (6%) said they didn't know, and
Five-percent (5%) said "Only with federal help.
The survey drew the largest number of responses to date in the KCSG.com weekly non-scientific polls.
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