Current as of: 2009
A.(1) To enable the authority to perform the work herein provided, the state of Louisiana, acting by and through the commissioner of administration as register of state lands, is hereby authorized, empowered, and directed to grant to the authority a lease on state-owned lands and water bottoms which are selected by the authority as sites for terminal facilities. The mineral rights on any and all state lands shall be reserved to the state of Louisiana.
(2) Upon receipt of a request from the board of commissioners of the authority describing the lands to be leased by the authority, it is hereby made the mandatory duty of the commissioner to issue a certificate of title evidencing the lease of the land to the authority as described in the request.
B. The register of state lands shall lease the selected tracts to the authority for five dollars per acre per annum.
C. All such leases shall be for a term of not more than forty years, but the legislature may reevaluate the rental payments upward or downward to reflect changing economic conditions.
D. All proceeds arising from the transfer of such leases of state-owned lands and water bottoms shall be paid by the authority to the state treasurer and shall become part of the general fund of the state of Louisiana.
E. Nothing in this Chapter is intended to authorize the authority to lease state-owned lands and water bottoms for the exploration, development and production of oil, gas, sulphur, or other minerals, or for the cultivation or production of marine resources or detract from the authority of the State Mineral and Energy Board and Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission to lease for such purposes. However, tracts once leased to the authority may be leased by the State Mineral and Energy Board or the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission without the express consent of the authority, unless it can be shown by the State Mineral and Energy Board or the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission, by clear and convincing evidence, that such lease or leases will not adversely affect present or future authority operations.
Acts 1999, No. 1225, §1, eff. July 9, 1999; Acts 2009, No. 196, §3, eff. July 1, 2009.Prev | Next
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