TX NATURAL RESOURCES CODE

SUBTITLE B. SURVEYS AND SURVEYORS

CHAPTER 51. LAND, TIMBER, AND SURFACE RESOURCES

SUBCHAPTER J. GRANTS



§ 51.501. APPLICATION FOR GRANT.
     A lessee of real property owned by the permanent school fund and used for grazing or agricultural purposes may apply to the commissioner for a grant to construct a permanent improvement on the leased property.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1091, § 31, eff. June 20, 2003.

§ 51.502. SOURCE OF GRANT MONEY.
     A grant under this subchapter shall be made from money collected for surface damages under Sections 52.297 and 53.155.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1091, § 31, eff. June 20, 2003.

§ 51.503. APPRAISAL REQUIRED.
     (a) Before a grant is made under Section 51.501, an appraiser employed by the land office must appraise the effect of the improvement for which a grant is sought on the value of the permanent school fund property.
     (b) If the appraiser finds that the improvement will increase the value of the real property in an amount at least equal to the amount the improvement will cost, the commissioner may authorize the disbursement of money to construct the improvement.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1091, § 31, eff. June 20, 2003.

§ 51.504. EVIDENCE OF EXPENDITURE REQUIRED.
     The commissioner shall require each lessee who receives a grant to provide copies of receipts, vouchers, or other evidence of expenditures for the improvement.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1091, § 31, eff. June 20, 2003.

§ 51.505. IMPROVEMENTS:
     REAL PROPERTY OF PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND. Any improvement constructed with money disbursed under this subchapter is the real property of the permanent school fund.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1091, § 31, eff. June 20, 2003.

§ 51.506. MAINTENANCE.
     As a condition for a grant under this subchapter, the commissioner shall require the grantee to agree in writing to maintain the improvement in a manner that will protect the best interest of the permanent school fund.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1091, § 31, eff. June 20, 2003.

§ 51.507. RULES.
     The commissioner shall adopt rules as necessary to administer this subchapter, including rules establishing a procedure for applying for a grant under Section 51.501 and for monitoring the maintenance of the improvement.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1091, § 31, eff. June 20, 2003.