Utah bans federal agents from policing lands in state…

Utah bans federal agents from policing lands in state

Bill: HB155 (PDF)

Sponsored by Rep. Michael Noel, and signed into law in 2013 by Gov. Herbert, HB155 limits the authority of federal employees to exercise law enforcement authority within Utah. HB155 provides that Utah does not recognize the authority of any United States Forest Service employee who is not a certified law enforcement officer or any Bureau of Land Management employee to exercise law enforcement authority under state, local, or federally assimilated law. Violators of this law are guilty of a class B misdemeanor punishable by a $1,000 fine and six months in jail.

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