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      RS 30:136.1     

  

§136.1. Proceeds from mineral royalties, leases, and bonuses; payment into the Bond Security and Redemption Fund; payment into the Louisiana Investment Fund for Enhancement (L.I.F.E.)

            A. The proceeds of all royalties from all mineral leases to be granted, as well as all mineral leases heretofore granted, by the state of Louisiana on state-owned land, lake and river beds, and other water bottoms belonging to the state remaining after complying with dedication of such revenues heretofore made and after deductions of any appropriations of such revenues made by law for the payment of the expenses of the State Mineral and Energy Board, shall be paid into the state treasury and shall be credited to the Bond Security and Redemption Fund.

            B. The proceeds of all leases and bonuses, including annual delay rentals under said leases to be granted as well as all proceeds from mineral leases and delay rentals thereunder heretofore granted, by the state of Louisiana on state-owned land, lake and river beds, and other water bottoms belonging to the state remaining after complying with dedications of such revenues heretofore made and after deduction of any appropriations of such revenues made by law for the payment of the expenses of the State Mineral and Energy Board, shall be paid into the state treasury for credit to the Bond Security and Redemption Fund.

            C. Out of the funds remaining in the Bond Security and Redemption Fund after a sufficient amount is allocated from that fund to pay all obligations secured by the full faith and credit of the state which become due and payable within any fiscal year, the treasurer, in each fiscal year, shall pay into the Louisiana Investment Fund for Enhancement that amount required to be deposited therein by R.S. 30:301 et seq.

NOTE: Subsection D eff. until July 1, 2022. See Acts 2021, No. 114.

            D. After deposit to the Bond Security and Redemption Fund as required under the provisions of Article VII, Section 9(B) of the Constitution of Louisiana, an additional fifteen dollars per acre shall be collected from the mineral lessees and deposited into the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Fund, and an additional fifteen dollars per acre shall be collected from the mineral lessees and deposited into the Oil and Gas Regulatory Fund created by R.S. 30:21. The funds deposited under the provisions of this Subsection shall be used to supplement funds available to the recipient agencies and shall not be used to supplant other funds available to those recipient agencies.

NOTE: Subsection D as amended by Acts 2021, No. 114, eff. July 1, 2022.

            D. After deposit to the Bond Security and Redemption Fund as required under the provisions of Article VII, Section 9(B) of the Constitution of Louisiana, an additional fifteen dollars per acre shall be collected from the mineral lessees and deposited into the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Fund, and an additional fifteen dollars per acre shall be collected from the mineral lessees and deposited into the Oil and Gas Regulatory Dedicated Fund Account created by R.S. 30:21. The funds deposited under the provisions of this Subsection shall be used to supplement funds available to the recipient agencies and shall not be used to supplant other funds available to those recipient agencies.

            Added by Acts 1975, No. 511, §1. Amended by Acts 1976, No. 244, §1, eff. July 1, 1977; Acts 1979, No. 454, §1; Acts 1979, No. 577, §2; Acts 1979, No. 791, §2, eff. July 18, 1979; Acts 1981, Ex.Sess., No. 41, §1, eff. Nov. 23, 1981; Acts 1986, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 25, §1, eff. Dec. 24, 1986; Acts 1992, No. 984, §§9, 18; Acts 2000, 2d Ex. Sess., No. 8, §1; Acts 2005, No. 89, §1; Acts 2009, No. 196, §2, eff. July 1, 2009; Acts 2015, No. 362, §1; Acts 2021, No. 114, §18, eff. July 1, 2022.



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