TX NATURAL RESOURCES CODE

SUBTITLE B. SURVEYS AND SURVEYORS

CHAPTER 51. LAND, TIMBER, AND SURFACE RESOURCES

SUBCHAPTER H. SALE OF TIMBER, GAYULE, AND LECHUGUILLA



§ 51.341. DEFINITION.
     In this subchapter, "timbered land" means land that is valued chiefly for the timber located on it.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2441, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 51.342. SALE OR LEASE OF TIMBER.
     Timber located on public land shall be sold or leased in full tracts for cash at its market value.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2441, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 280, § 29, eff. June 18, 2003.

§ 51.343. RULES.
     Subject to the provisions of this chapter, the commissioner shall adopt rules for the sale of timber which are considered necessary and judicious.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2441, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 51.344. APPLICATION TO PURCHASE TIMBER.
     An application to purchase timber shall be made in the manner provided for filing an application to purchase land.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2441, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 51.345. INGRESS AND EGRESS FROM LAND.
     The purchaser of timber without the land is entitled to ingress and egress on the land for a period of five years after the date of the award to remove or protect the timber on the land.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2441, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 51.346. REVERSION OF TITLE TO TIMBER.
     After the five-year period provided in Section 51.345 of this code, title to the timber reverts to the fund to which the land belongs and is subject to sale by the state.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2441, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 51.347. SALE OF GAYULE AND LECHUGUILLA.
     The board may sell the gayule or lechuguilla growing or found on the public school land, exclusive of timber.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2441, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 51.348. CONDITIONS OF SALE.
     The sale of gayule and lechuguilla may be on any terms and conditions and with any limitations that the board considers most advantageous and in the best interest in protecting the public school fund and the state.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2441, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 51.349. CONTRACTS.
     The board may enter into any contract including an executory contract of sale which they consider wise for the purpose of having the commercial properties and value of gayule and lechuguilla determined, but it may not spend any public money or incur any liability on behalf of the state through these contracts.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2441, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.