A quarter million people flock each year to see the only spot where four states share a common point. Now, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, wants better facilities built for them.

Hatch introduced a bill Tuesday that would authorize construction at the Four Corners of an interpretive center, permanent restrooms, exhibits and utilities."The interpretive center will serve as a gateway to many of the unique resources and parks in the Four Corners region" of Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado, Hatch said.

That will include permanent and temporary exhibits and films depicting the archaeological, cultural and natural heritage of the area.

"The development of appropriate facilities at the monument is long overdue and will help promote the entire area into more than just a place to snap a quick photo," Hatch said.

The bill was referred to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, and Hatch said he hopes a hearing on the proposal will be held this year.