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Bill to preserve land around Utah's Y Mountain passes U.S. House

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July 30, 2012

Utah

By Justin Haas

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah A bill to preserve the land around Brigham Young University's Y Mountain has recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The Y has been a famous landmark since 1906, and there was concern about split land ownership issues surrounding it.[1]

Representative Jason Chaffetz said, "It used to be that Brigham Young owned the land. They transferred it to a trust, who then transferred it to the federal government many decades ago, so to transfer it back seems like a natural progression.”[1]

The bill is HR4484, also known as The Y Mountain Access Enhancement Act, and it allows BYU to buy the land from the federal government at fair market value. It now moves to the senate, where Senator Orrin Hatch has introduced the companion bill, SB2471.[1]

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