Texas Constitution Art. 7 sec. 2B – Authority to Release State’s Interest in Certain Permanent School Fund Land Held by Person Under Color of Title
(a) The legislature by law may provide for the release of all or part of the state’s interest in land, excluding mineral rights, if:
(1) the land is surveyed, unsold, permanent school fund land according to the records of the General Land Office;
(2) the land is not patentable under the law in effect before January 1, 2002; and
(3) the person claiming title to the land:
(A) holds the land under color of title;
(B) holds the land under a chain of title that originated on or before January 1, 1952;
(C) acquired the land without actual knowledge that title to the land was vested in the State of Texas;
(D) has a deed to the land recorded in the appropriate county; and
(E) has paid all taxes assessed on the land and any interest and penalties associated with any period of tax delinquency.
(b) This section does not apply to:
(1) beach land, submerged or filled land, or islands; or
(2) land that has been determined to be state-owned by judicial decree.
Terms Used In Texas Constitution Art. 7 sec. 2B
- Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
(c) This section may not be used to:
(1) resolve boundary disputes; or
(2) change the mineral reservation in an existing patent.