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DIVISION 6. PUBLIC LANDS [6001 - 8558]

  ( Division 6 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 548. )

PART 3. SALE OF PUBLIC LANDS [7301 - 8106]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 609. )

CHAPTER 5. Sale of University Lands [8101 - 8106]
  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 609. )

8101.
  

The Regents of the University of California may order the selection of the 150,000 acres of land granted to the State for the use of an agricultural college, and dispose of the land at the price and in the manner fixed by them.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 609.)

8102.
  

The land agent of the university, as the agent of the State, shall select the lands according to the instructions of the board, and issue certificates of purchase and patents to purchasers who comply with the conditions fixed by the board. The Regents shall invest all moneys accruing from the sale of lands as they may deem best, subject to the conditions of the act of Congress granting such lands.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 609.)

8103.
  

All moneys, securities, or other properties arising from the sale of the 72 sections granted to the State for a seminary of learning, and from the sale of the 10 sections granted to the State for the erection of public buildings, shall be paid out of the State Treasury on the order of The Regents of the University.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 759.)

8104.
  

All persons who have purchased any portion of either of the grants mentioned in Section 8103, and who have not paid in full therefor, shall be included in the delinquent-list, and the district attorney shall proceed against such delinquents as provided in Sections 7902 and 7903, and the provisions of Sections 7903 to 7912, inclusive, are made applicable to such proceedings. If such lands revert to the State, they pass under the control of and may be sold by The Board of Regents of the University.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 609.)

8105.
  

Whenever any resident of this State desires to purchase any part of the 150,000 acres of land granted to the State for the use of an agricultural college, he shall make an affidavit before any officer authorized to administer oaths, that he is a citizen of the United States or, if an alien, that he has filed his intention of becoming a citizen, a resident of the State, of lawful age; that he desires to purchase land, giving a description thereof by legal subdivisions; that there are no improvements of any kind on the land other than those of the applicant, or if there are improvements other than his own, he shall state that such improvements are the property of (giving his name), and have been upon the land for three months or over, and that the township has been sectionized and the plats of survey filed in the land office of the district in which the land is located, for three months or over. The application shall be forwarded to the said land agent of the university.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 609.)

8106.
  

When a contest arises between two or more persons concerning the right of such persons to purchase any portion of the land granted to the State for the use of an agricultural college, if either party demands a trial in the courts of the State, the land agent of the university, as the agent of the State, shall make an order, referring the contest to the superior court of the county in which the land involved is situated, and shall enter the order in the proper record book of his office. The party making such demand shall prosecute his contest to judgment within six months from the date of the demand, unless for cause satisfactory to the court. Either party may bring an action in the superior court of the county in which the land in question is situated, to determine the conflict. The proffer of a certified copy of the entry, made by the agent, shall give the superior court full and complete jurisdiction to hear and determine the conflict. Upon the filing, with the agent, of a copy of the final judgment of the court, he shall issue the certificate of purchase, or other evidence of title, in accordance with the final judgment.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 609.)

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