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S.510: Scofield Land Transfer Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced March 7, 2013
Latest Major Action April 16, 2013
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Bill Summary

Scofield Land Transfer Act - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to: (1) complete a full physical and title survey of specified federal land concerning the Scofield Dam and Reservoir in Carbon County, Utah, and any other related land in and around Scofield Reservoir Basin; and (2) attempt to notify each person or entity claiming title to, or an interest in, such land (claimant) of the claimant's trespass or encroachment on federal land, including the existence of any trespassing or encroaching structures.

Authorizes the Secretary, in order to resolve trespass and encroachment issues and upon a claimant's request, to convey either a fee interest or a life estate to a claimant.

Subjects any conveyance to: (1) a claimant paying fair market value for the claimed land, (2) the United States retaining a flood easement over the entire portion of the federal land conveyed, and (3) specified deed restrictions.

Establishes the Scofield Reservoir Fund to provide enh...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 16, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-32.
March 7, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.