The Laws of Texas, 1929-1931 [Volume 27] Page: 32 of 1,943
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20 GENERAL LAWS.
failure to protect the land from drainage as herein provided
the sale and all rights thereunder may be forfeited by the Board
in the manner elsewhere provided herein for forfitures.
SEC. 13. If the owner of the rights acquired under this Act
shall fail or refuse to make the payment of any sum due thereon,
either as rental or
royalty on the production within thirty days
after same shall become due, or if such owner or his authorized
agent should make any false return or false report concerning
production, royalty or drilling, or if such owner shall fail or
refuse to drill any offset well or wells in good faith, as required
by his lease, or if such owner or his agent should refuse the
proper authority to access to the records and other data pertaining
to the operations under this Act, or if such owner, or his
authorized agent, should fail or refuse to give correct information
to the proper authorities, or fail or refuse to furnish the log
of any well within thirty days after production is found in paying
quantities, or if any of the material terms of the lease should
be violated, such lease shall be subject to forfeiture by the
Board by an order entered upon the minutes of the Board reciting
the facts constituting the default, and declaring the forfeiture.
The Board may, if it so desires, have suit instituted
for forfeiture through the Attorney General of the State. Upon
proper showing by the forfeiting owner, within thirty days
after the declaration of forfeitures, the lease may, at the descretion
of the Board and upon such terms as it may prescribe,
be reinstated. In case of violation by the owner of the lease
contract, the remedy of the State by forfeiture shall not be the
exclusive remedy, but suit for damages or specific performance,
or both, may be instituted. The State shall have a first lien
upon all oil and/or gas produced upon the leased area and upon
all rigs, tanks, pipe line, telephone line, and machinery and appliances
used in the production and handling of oil and gas
produced thereon, to secure any amount due from the owner of
SEC. 14. All surveys, files, records, copies of sale and lease
contracts, and all other records pertaining to the sales and leases
hereby authorized shall be filed in the General Land Office and
constitute archives thereof. Payment hereunder shall be made
to the Commissioner of the General Land Office at Austin,
Texas, who shall transmit to the Stat; Treasurer all royalty for
deposit to the credit of the General Revenue Fund and all rentals
for delay in drilling and all other payments including all filing
assignments and relinquishment fees hereunder to the credit
of the General Revenue Fund.
SEC. 15. The expenses of executing the provisions of this
Act shall be paid monthly by warrants drawn by the Comptroller
on the State Treasurer, and for that purpose the sum of Two
Thousand ($2,000.00) Dollars or as much thereof as may be
necessary is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Treasury
not otherwise appropriated until September 1, 1930.
SEC. 16. If any provision hereof should be held unconstitutional,
the balance of the Act shall not be affected thereby.
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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/m1/32/: accessed July 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .