HB17-1141 - Equal Protection From Federal Employee Personal Attack

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning the malicious deprivation of constitutional rights by a federal employee related to public lands.

The bill makes it illegal for a person who is a federal employee acting under color of law to take any action:


  • That deprives a range allotment owner of any property right appurtenant, inherent, or related to the range allotment, including the right to possess, use, dispose of, exclude other from, or defend the range allotment; and
  • For which the deprivation offends due process or is a physical or regulatory taking without the payment of just compensation.

A violation is an unclassified felony punishable by a fine of up to $500,000 and imprisonment of up to 5 years, or both. An owner who suffers a loss as a result of the person's actions also has a civil right of action to recover damages.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


Latest update: February 22, 2017
02/22/2017 - House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
02/01/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs