Bill to Transfer Federal Land to State Advances
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A push to evaluate the cost and feasibility of the state managing public lands now held by the federal government in Wyoming is advancing in the Legislature.
Senate File 56 commissions a study of a federal land transfer and state management practices. The bill passed the Senate by a 26-4 vote on Friday. It now moves over to the House.
On the House side, there's already a similar bill to commission a study and require that the federal government transfer title of all federal lands outside the national parks and wilderness areas in the state by 2017.
The House Judiciary Committee endorsed House Bill 209 on a 6-3 vote Friday. It goes to the full House for more debate.