Land Sales in Nevada
Land sales in Nevada are governed by various legislation as described below:
Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (P.L. 105-263)
The Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act provides "for the orderly disposal of certain Federal lands in Clark County, Nevada, and to provide for the acquisition of environmentally sensitive lands in the state of Nevada." The lands identified for disposal are primarily within the Las Vegas Valley.
Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (P.L. 106-248)
The Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA), became law on July 25, 2000. It provides for the use of revenues from the sale or exchange of public lands identified for disposal under land use plans in effect as of the date of the FLTFA. In Nevada, the FLTFA does not apply to lands eligible for sale under the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act, Santini-Burton Act, Mesquite Lands Act, or Lincoln County Land Act. The FLTFA also would not apply to lands identified for disposal after July 25, 2000, such as through a land use plan amendment approved after that date. The revenue derived from land sales is split between the State of Nevada (4%) for educational purposes or for the construction of public roads, and a special account available to the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture for:
- Acquiring inholdings within certain federally designated areas, or lands adjacent to those areas and containing exceptional resources. Of the funds used for acquisitions, 80% must be expended in the same state in which the funds were generated and 20% may be expended for acquisitions in any other state.
- Administrative and other expenses necessary to carry out the land disposal program under the FLTFA. Up to 20% of revenues from disposals may be used for this purpose.