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SENATE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 115
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FEDERAL LAND - SALE - Stating findings of the Legislature and expressing
opposition to any federal proposals which lead to a significant sale of
federal land located in the state of Idaho.
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-eighth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2006
IN THE SENATE
SENATE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 115
1 A JOINT MEMORIAL
2 TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES IN CONGRESS
3 ASSEMBLED, AND TO THE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION REPRESENTING THE STATE OF
4 IDAHO IN THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.
5 We, your Memorialists, the Senate and the House of Representatives of the
6 State of Idaho assembled in the Second Regular Session of the Fifty-eighth
7 Idaho Legislature, do hereby respectfully represent that:
8 WHEREAS, we recognize that federal agencies exchange and divest small or
9 insignificant parcels of land; and
10 WHEREAS, almost sixty-four percent of Idaho is federal land; and
11 WHEREAS, there exists in the Congress of the United States a proposal to
12 sell a significant portion of Idaho's federal land; and
13 WHEREAS, this federal land contributes to Idaho's economy in many ways
14 including grazing, mining, timber production and recreation; and
15 WHEREAS, federal land in Idaho provides average Americans access to wild,
16 natural areas; and
17 WHEREAS, Idahoans value outdoor experiences very highly and generations of
18 Idahoans and other Americans have enjoyed this federal land through activities
19 such as hunting, fishing, camping and hiking; and
20 WHEREAS, most Idahoans have found special places on federal land which
21 give their lives meaning and enjoyment and the sale of a significant portion
22 of this land would prohibit many from utilizing these places in the future.
23 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Ses-
24 sion of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature, the Senate and the House of Repre-
25 sentatives concurring therein, that we are opposed to any proposals which lead
26 to a significant sale of federal land located in the state of Idaho.
27 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be, and she is
28 hereby authorized and directed to forward a copy of this Memorial to the Pres-
29 ident of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Con-
30 gress, and the congressional delegation representing the State of Idaho in the
31 Congress of the United States.