Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, introduced a bill in April that allowed BYU to purchase the land for fair-market value. Chaffetz’s bill proposal stated BYU will own and service all of the land while maintaining high levels of public access. Other BYU alums, including Rep. Eni Faleomavaega, D-America Samoa, Rep. Buck McKeon, R-California, and Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, have already signed on to be co-sponsors of the bi-partisan bill.
BYU is in the process of purchasing 80 acres containing the historic Y with its accompanying trail on Y Mountain from the Forest Service.
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