H.R. 603: Utah National Guard Readiness Act

H.R. 603

Utah National Guard Readiness Act

Sponsor
Rep. Rob Bishop

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

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.R. 603 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, and referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources, which took no official action.

H.R. 603 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on February 23, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.R. 603 directs the Secretary of the Interior to convey the United States' interest in 431 acres of land in Camp Williams, Utah, to the State of Utah. The land is being conveyed to support the training and readiness of the Utah National Guard, who is currently training on the grounds.

Background

Camp Williams is a National Guard Training Site located in Utah, and is operated by the Utah Army National Guard. The Camp is located 26 miles south of Salt Lake City. It consists of 28,000 acres of training areas, with a quartering capacity of 2,800 troops. Camp Williams is the main training site for the Utah National Guard and conducts training for artillery, engineering, and other units. The Camp has been used as a permanent military and law enforcement personnel training facility since 1926.
The training facilities located at Camp Williams include small arms weapons firing ranges, artillery firing points, and tactical maneuver areas. Camp Williams also provides specialized training in other areas including winter, desert, mountain, and amphibious training.

Cost

A formal CBO cost estimate was unavailable at press time. However, the Congressional Budget Office previously estimated that H.R. 3651-an identical version of the legislation considered in the 110th Congress-would have had no significant effect on the federal budget.