H.R. 601: Box Elder Utah Land Conveyance Act

H.R. 601

Box Elder Utah Land Conveyance Act

Rep. Rob Bishop

February 23, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.R. 601 is being considered on the floor under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT) on January 16, 2009.


Bill Summary

H.R. 601 directs the Secretary of Agriculture to convey 31.5 acres of National Forest System land in Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Box Elder County, Utah to the city of Mantua, Utah.


The House passed similar legislation to this bill in the 110th Congress (H.R. 3849) by voice vote.  The Senate never considered that bill.

In 1941, the U.S. Forest Service purchased a tract of land, which includes the parcels conveyed in this legislation, from the family of Hans Rasmussen, an early settler of the area, for $1.00.  The City of Mantua has asked for the 31.5 acres of land from the Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah to be conveyed in order for them to develop a new city cemetery, a new town hall and fire station, an elementary school, court and law enforcement facilities, and a memorial park



There is no Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score available for this bill, but CBO estimated that an identical version of the legislation considered in the 110th Congress would have had no significant budgetary effect.