TX NATURAL RESOURCES CODE

SUBTITLE B. SURVEYS AND SURVEYORS

CHAPTER 34. BOARDS FOR LEASE

SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES



§ 34.051. LAND SUBJECT TO LEASE.
     Land owned by or held in trust for the use and benefit of either agency may be leased by the appropriate board to any person under the provisions of this chapter for the purpose of prospecting or exploring for and mining, producing, storing, caring for, transporting, preserving, selling, and disposing of the oil, gas, or other minerals.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2395, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 624, § 28, eff. Sept. 1, 1985.

§ 34.052. SUBDIVISION OF LAND.
     A board may have the land subject to its control surveyed or subdivided into tracts, lots, or blocks which will, in its judgment, be most conducive and convenient to facilitate the advantageous sale of oil, gas, or mineral leases.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2396, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 34.053. MAPS AND PLATS.
     A board may make maps and plats it considers necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2396, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 34.054. ABSTRACTS OF TITLE.
     A board may obtain authentic abstracts of title to the land subject to its control that it considers necessary and may take the necessary steps to perfect a marketable title to the land.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2396, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 34.055. GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS AND INVESTIGATIONS.
     A board may issue a permit for geological, geophysical, and other surveys and investigations on land subject to lease by the board that is not under valid and existing leases and that will encourage the development of the land for oil, gas, or other minerals. A permit may be issued for a consideration and under terms and conditions which the board considers to be in the best interest of the state.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2396, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 34.056. PLACING LEASE ON MARKET.
     If a board determines there is a demand for the purchase of oil, gas, or mineral leases on a lot or tract of land subject to the control of the board which will reasonably insure an advantageous sale, the board shall place the oil, gas, or mineral leases on the market in the tract or tracts which the board may designate.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2396, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.

§ 34.057. LEASE PROVISIONS.
     (a) Leases shall be advertised and sold in the same manner and shall contain the same terms and conditions as leases issued by the School Land Board under Chapter 32 of this code.
     (b) A board may place any other terms and conditions in the lease it determines to be in the best interest of the state.
     (c) The special sales fee provided for in Section 32.110 of this code shall be collected on leases issued under this chapter.
     (d) The provisions of Chapter 32 of this code relating to payment of royalty, penalties and interest on delinquent payments, assignments, releases, and forfeiture shall apply to leases issued under this chapter.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2396, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 624, § 29, eff. Sept. 1, 1985.

§ 34.064. EASEMENTS.
     (a) A board may grant easements of rights-of-way on the land covered by the provisions of this chapter.
     (b) The easements may be granted on terms and conditions the board considers to be in the best interest of the state.
     (c) The provisions of this section do not apply to land owned by the state as a part of the penitentiary system and do not repeal Chapter 166, General Laws, Acts of the 42nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1931, as amended (Article 6203d, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes).

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2397, ch. 871, art. I, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 624, § 30, eff. Sept. 1, 1985.

§ 34.065. RULES.
     A board may adopt rules and collect fees necessary for the implementation of this chapter.

Added by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 624, § 31, eff. Sept. 1, 1985.