- After being passed by the legislature in 2013, Governor Brian Sandoval signed AB 227 to create the “Nevada Land Management Task Force.” Unlike the “task forces” in other Western states, the costs of this task force were paid by the counties from which the 17 members were appointed.
- A final report from the committee was issued in August of 2014.
- In 2015, the Nevada senate passed SJR 1 urging Congress to turn over national public lands to the state in accordance with the Nevada Land Management Task Force report.
- The Nevada legislature has no regular session in 2016.
- Nevada’s Enabling Act states “That the people inhabiting said territory do agree and declare that they forever disclaim all right and title to the unappropriated public lands lying within said territory, and that the same shall be and remain at the sole and entire disposition of the United States.”
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