The Laws of Texas, 1929-1931 [Volume 27] Page: 71 of 1,943
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FORTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE-FOURTH CALLED SESSION. 59
thereunder may be forfeited by the Board in the manner elsewhere
provided herein for forfeitures.
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 forfeiture,
the lease may, at the discretion 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 lines, telephone lines, 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 the said lease.
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 State 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 reinquishment 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/m1/71/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .