Bill Conveying Federal Land to Mantua Passes the House and Heads to President’s Desk


Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved The Box Elder Utah Land Conveyance Act, introduced in the House by Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and in the Senate by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT). This legislation was approved in the Senate on November 2, and will now head to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

The bill conveys three parcels of land totaling nearly 32 acres to the town of Mantua, Utah for public use.В The land is located on the south end of town below 100 South and West of Main Street and Willard Peak Road and is part of a much larger tract originally owned by Hans Rasmussen, an early settler of the area.В His family deeded the land to the U.S. Forest Service in 1941 for a mere $1.00.

“I am pleased that Mantua will finally gain control of this land, which will help the town meet the needs of its growing community,” said Congressman Bishop. “While this legislation has been consistently successful in the House, the Senate has failed to act in previous years. I want to thank Senator Lee for his support of this bill and for his efforts to help ensure the town of Mantua finally gains control of this land. I look forward to the President signing this bill into law.”

The Box Elder Land Conveyance Act has been introduced by Congressman Bishop and adopted in House twice previously, during the 110th and 111th congresses.

On Monday, December 5th, Congressman Bishop spoke on the House floor in support of the legislation. Click here to watch.

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