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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Southern Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and supporters are planning to swarm the Nevada Legislature in support of a bill seeking to reclaim land from the federal government.
The Las Vegas Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1FUXvUV ) that Bundy and his supporters plan to show up in force to support AB 408, which is scheduled for a hearing Tuesday.
The bill is sponsored by Republican Assemblywoman Michele Fiore and would require the federal government to obtain permission to use land within the state's borders. The proposal also strips the federal government of state water rights and would allow county commissions to parcel out state land for industry use.
Bundy's conflict with the federal government and Bureau of Land Management over unpaid grazing fees drew national attention to Nevada last spring.
Information from: Las Vegas Sun, http://www.lasvegassun.com
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