Nevada lawmakers to ask Congress for public land transfer

Save Story
Leer en español

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers plan to ask Congress to transfer control of more than 7 million acres of federally owned land to the state.

Assembly members voted to approve SJR1 on Monday on a party-line, 24-17 vote. It passed earlier in the Senate on an 11-10 vote.

Supporters said the measure would bring millions of dollars in revenue to state coffers, and that control of the state land should lie with state government.

Opponents said Congress was extremely unlikely to grant the request and that the state couldn't handle management of the millions of acres currently owned by the federal government.

Lawmakers also unanimously approved SJR2 on Monday, which asks Congress to share profits from commercial activity on federally owned land in Nevada.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent U.S. stories

Related topics

The Associated Press


    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast