The Laws of Texas, 1929-1931 [Volume 27] Page: 31 of 1,943
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FORTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE-FOURTH CALLED SESSION. 19
covered by such lease and to properly develop the same. Failure
to comply with the obligations provided by this section shall
subject the holder of the lease to the penalties provided in Sections
12 and 13 of this Act.
SEC. 10. Title to all rights purchased may be held by the
owners so long as the area produces oil and gas in paying quantities.
All rights purchased may be assigned in quantities of not
less than forty acres, unless there be less than forty acres remaining
in any survey, in which case such lesser area may be
so assigned. All assignments shall be filed in the General Land
Office within one hundred days after the date of the first
acknowledgement thereof, accompanied by ten cents per acre for
each acre assigned, and if not so filed and payment made, the
assignment shall be ineffective. All rights to any whole survey
and to any assigned portion thereof may be relinquished to the
State at any time by having an instrument of relinquishment recorded
in the county or counties, in which area may be situated
and filed in the Land Office acompanied with one dollar for each
area assigned, but such assignment shall not relieve the owner
of any past due obligations theretofore accrued thereon. The
Board shall authorize the laying of pipe line, telephone lines,
and the opening of such roads over the Prison lands as may be
deemed reasonably necessary for and incident to the purpose
of this Act.
SEC. 11. Royalty as stipulated in the sale shall be paid to
the General Land Office at Austin, Texas, for benefit of the
General Revenue Fund on or before the 20th day of each succeeding
months for the preceding month during the life of
the rights purchased and it shall be accompanied by the sworn
statement of the owner, manager or other authorized agent
showing the gross amount of oil produced and saved since the
last report and the amount of gas produced and sold off the
premises and the market value of the oil and gas, together with
a copy of all daily gauges of tanks, gas meter readings, pipe
line receipts, gas line receipts, and other checks and memoranda
of the amounts produced and put into pipe lines, tanks or pools
and gas lines or gas storage. The books and accounts and all
bids, receipts and discharges of all wells, tank pools, meters,
pipe lines, and all contracts and other records pertaining to the
production, transportation, sale and marketing of the oil and/or
gas shall at all times be on file in the General Land Office and
be subject to inspection and examinatoin by the Commissioner
of the General Land Office, the Attorney General, the Governor
or any member of the State Prison Board.
SEC. 12. In every case where the area in which oil and/or
gas sold shall be contiguous or adjacent to land not Prison land,
the acceptance of the bid and the sale made thereof to adequately
protect the land leased from drainage from adjacent lands.
In cases where the area in which the oil and/or .as is sold, as
a lesser royalty, the owner shall likewise protect the State from
drainage from the land so leased or sold for lesser royalty. Upon
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1929-1931 [Volume 27], book, 1931; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16362/m1/31/: accessed June 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .