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      RS 30:101.11     


§101.11. Geographical coverage; annual assessments

            A. The dedicated fund account as established in R.S. 30:101.9 shall be utilized to compensate commercial fishermen operating in Louisiana territorial waters which overlie state-owned waterbottoms which are contained within the coastal zone boundaries as described and established by R.S. 49:214.24.

            B.(1) The secretary is authorized and empowered to levy an annual fee in the amount of four hundred dollars upon each lessee or operator for any agreement for mineral or energy production or for subsurface storage entered into by the State Mineral and Energy Board and each grantee of a state right-of-way, for each lease and right-of-way on July 1, 2023, located within the coastal zone boundary. The secretary shall not levy the fee upon a political subdivision of the state.

            (2) The state treasurer shall be authorized to deposit into the account a sum in the amount of one hundred thousand dollars from proceeds remaining in the Bond Security and Redemption Fund after compliance with dedications of mineral royalties, leases, bonuses, and rights-of-way and other sums payable to the state as lessor of mineral leases and grantor of rights-of-way as required pursuant to R.S. 30:136(B) and 136.1(A), (B), and (C), after a sufficient amount has been allocated from the Bond Security and Redemption Fund to pay all obligations secured by the full faith and credit of the state which become due and payable within the fiscal year.

            Acts 2022, No. 100, §2, eff. July 1, 2023.

NOTE: See R.S. 30:101.15 regarding the termination of Part after June 30, 2027.

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