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2012-03-30 House Journal

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2012-03-30                     House Journal                      Page 2117
HJR 40                                                                                                                        
Representative P. Wilson added her name as cosponsor to:                                                                        
    HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 40                                                                                               
    Commending the governor and the administration for aggressively                                                             
    working to enforce the rights of the state in R.S. 2477 rights-of-                                                          
    way; urging the governor and the attorney general to develop a                                                              
    working alliance with other western states to protect and enforce                                                           
    the states' interests in ensuring access using rights-of-way                                                                
    authorized by R.S. 2477; urging the governor and the attorney                                                               
    general to support the State of Utah and the southern counties of                                                           
    Utah in a lawsuit against the federal government concerning R.S.                                                            
    2477 rights-of-way, including filing an amicus brief in support of                                                          
    Utah; urging the governor to dedicate state resources to establish,                                                         
    protect, and enforce the state's interests in R.S. 2477 rights-of-way                                                       
    and to preserve state rights-of-way against encroachment by the                                                             
    federal government; urging the governor to reestablish a                                                                    
    federalism section in the Department of Law and sections in the                                                             
    Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Fish and                                                              
    Game to support the preservation of the state's rights and powers                                                           
    in compact cases; and urging the governor to prepare an                                                                     
    appropriation request to fund an aggressive effort by the state to                                                          
    resolve issues relating to R.S. 2477 rights-of-way, including                                                               
    possible litigation, and to continue to work to preserve the rights                                                         
    of the state in regard to R.S. 2477 rights-of-way.