CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Tuesday, June 11, 2013, the House will consider H.R. 993, the Fruit Heights Land Conveyance Act,under a suspension of the rules. The bill was introduced on March 6, 2013 by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, which held a mark-up and reported the bill by voice vote.
H.R. 993 conveys to the City of Fruit Heights, Utah approximately 100 acres of National Forest System land. As part of the conveyance, the City will be responsible for associated costs. The bill also requires that the land be used for a public purpose, and if it is used for any other purpose the land shall revert back to the Secretary of the Interior.
The City of Fruit Heights, Utah is surrounded by federal lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service. As a result, the City is severely limited in its ability for development. Currently, the city is in need of space for a community cemetery but has few options available.
H.R. 993 helps resolve this problem by conveying approximately 100 acres of National Forest System land so that the city may have its own cemetery.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 993 would “have no significant net impact on the federal budget.”