Comments about ‘Utah Legislature: Bill would limit police powers of 3 agencies’

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Published: Thursday, March 11 2010 6:03 p.m. MST

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Richard

I guess I am not very bright, but how can a state tell a federal agency what they can or can not do while presumably on federal land or the land they are in charge of. Somebody please explain this one to this simple guy. Thanx.

K

Remember when it used to be free to enter national parks...where does all that money go now that they are charging sometimes 25.00 a vehical!

Next year budget cut

Why do we have stupid lawmakers. I see the law going to cost utah several millions dollars from federal government when the pull funding because of this stuoid laws. I also will not want to be a sheiff or utah department of natural resources because if the get caught speeding the will have a citation in federal courts. I hope the put state lawmakers will pay for the court fight or citation out of their pockets. Remember states can not make laws that goes against federal laws

Whiggy

RIchard is correct. The legislature does not have the power to limit federal authority on federal land. The only thing this will accomplish is an expensive series of lawsuits which the state is doomed to lose. Even if it had the power, why would the legislature want to create a law enforcement free zone in this state?

Did you read the story?

THis bill was passed because these officers were writing tickets off federal land.

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