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DIVISION 6. PUBLIC LANDS [6001 - 8561]

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


  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 548. )

CHAPTER 4.1. Leases for Taking Minerals From Waters and Certain Lands [6991 - 6996]
  ( Chapter 4.1 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 1241. )


Leases for taking minerals from the waters of any stream or lake or from any lands withdrawn from sale by Section 6996 shall be issued only as provided by this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1959, Ch. 707.)


Leases for any such lands and for the privilege of taking minerals from the waters of streams and lakes may be issued by the commission by competitive bidding to the highest responsible bidder, under general regulations adopted by the commission.

(Amended by Stats. 1968, Ch. 981.)


The commission may, prior to the receipt of any bid for a lease under this chapter, withdraw any offer to receive bids therefor, and it may reject all bids therefor filed pursuant to invitation of the commission. At any time before the awarding of a lease thereon, all or any portion of a tract proposed to be leased may be withdrawn by the commission and eliminated from the proposal.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 1241.)


Leases under this article shall be for terms not to exceed 20 years with the preferential right in the lessee to renew the lease for successive periods not to exceed 10 years upon such reasonable terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the commission.

(Amended by Stats. 1963, Ch. 705.)


The commission shall prescribe such additional terms, covenants and conditions, consistent with the provisions of this chapter, of permits and leases issued under this article as will in its opinion effectually protect the interests of the State.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 1241.)


All of the lands embraced within the original meander lines of streams and lakes belonging to the State, the waters of which contain minerals in commercial quantities, and all such lands which may hereafter inure to the State by virtue of its sovereignty, excepting such lands as have heretofore been contracted to be sold, are withdrawn from selection and sale.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 707.)

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