The Laws of Texas, 1929-1931 [Volume 27] Page: 60 of 1,943
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48 GENERAL LAWS.
authorized and directed to sell the same upon application, as
hereinafter provided, at the price of One Dollar ($1.00) per
acre. The Commissioners of said District shall file an application
with the Commissioner of the General Land Office, which
application shall particularly describe by field notes the land
sought to be purchased. At the time of filing such application,
applicant shall pay or cause to be paid in cash the sum
of One Dollar ($1.00) per acre to the Commissioner of the
General Land Office, for all the land included in such application.
If the Commissioner of the General Land Office is satisfied
that the applicant is a Navigation District created as hereinbefore
provided, a patent shall then be issued to said Navigation
District, conveying to said District the right, title and
interest of the State in the lands described in said application,
and the funds derived from such sales shall be paid over by
the Commissioner of the General Land Office to the proper
funds of the State. Such sales shall be subject to any oil, gas
or mineral leases theretofore given by the State on said lands,
and all mines and minerals and mineral rights, including oil
and gas in and under said land, together with the right to
enter thereon for the purpose of development, are hereby reserved
to the State of Texas."
SEC. 2. The fact that there is no provision for the sale of submerged
lands of the State to Navigation Districts and said
lands are necessary in some instances to the expansion of improvements
of Navigation Districts, creates an emergency and
a public necessity requiring that the Constitutional Rule requiring
that bills be read on three several days be suspended
and that this Act take effect and be in full force from and after
its passage, and it is so enacted.
Effective 20 days after adjournment.
[NOTE.-H. B. No. 92 passed the House by a vote of 101
yeas, 1 nay; passed the Senate by a vote of 26 yeas, 0 nays.
Was received in the Executive Office February 18, 1930, and
in the Department of State February 18, 1930, without the
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