S. 510: Scofield Land Transfer Act

Mar 07, 2013
Referred to Committee
2% chance of being enacted
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Orrin Hatch
Senior Senator from Utah
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Mar 07, 2013
9 pages
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S. 2056 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 01, 2012


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 7, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Mar 07, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 07, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...

5% chance of getting past committee.
2% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain interests in Federal land acquired for the Scofield Project in Carbon County, Utah.


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1 cosponsors (1R) (show)

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

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Scofield Land Transfer Act - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to:
(1) complete a full physical and title survey of specified federal land concerning the Scofield Dam and Reservoir in Carbon County, Utah, and any other related land in and around Scofield Reservoir Basin; and
(2) attempt to notify each person or entity claiming title to, or an interest in, such land (claimant) of the claimant's trespass or encroachment on federal land, including the existence of any trespassing or encroaching structures.
Authorizes the Secretary, in order to resolve trespass and encroachment issues and upon a claimant's request, to convey either a fee interest or a life estate to a claimant.
Subjects any conveyance to: (1) a claimant paying fair market value for the claimed land, (2) the United States retaining a flood easement over the entire portion of the federal land conveyed, and (3) specified deed restrictions.
Establishes the Scofield Reservoir Fund to provide enhanced recreation opportunities at the Scofield Reservoir. Deposits into the Fund any amounts paid by claimants pursuant to this Act.

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