TITLE 17. EDUCATION
CHAPTER 1. GENERAL SCHOOL LAW
PART II. PARISH SCHOOL BOARDS
SUBPART B. POWERS AND DUTIES OF SCHOOL BOARDS AND PARISH SUPERINTENDENTS
17:87.8 Leasing of sixteenth section lands for hunting and trapping; procedure
A. Except in the parishes of East Carroll, West Carroll, and Morehouse, whenever a city, parish, or other local public school board desires to rent or lease sixteenth section lands for hunting or trapping purposes, the procedure set forth below shall be followed by each board in connection with the award of the rights or privileges to bidders after advertisement in accordance with the following:
(1) If the lands have not been previously leased or when the immediately previous lessee is not bidding for renewal or continuation of his prior lease, as described in Paragraph (2) of this Subsection, the award shall be made to the highest bidder.
(2) If improvements made by the immediately previous lessee have become component parts of the lands to be leased and have a value equal to or greater than ten thousand dollars and the prior lessee is bidding for continuation or renewal of his prior lease then the award by the school board shall be made to the highest bidder who stipulates in his bid he will pay to the prior lessee a sum equal to the appraised value of such improvements as determined by a recognized appraiser of real estate selected by the school board. If the highest bidder does not comply with the provisions of this Section, the prior lessee will have the opportunity to renew or continue his lease at the price bid by the highest bidder. Upon failure of a prior lessee to bid for continuation of his prior lease, all improvements made by said prior lessee shall be forfeited to the school board. The provisions of this Paragraph shall apply only to those prior lessees who have not defaulted in or violated the provisions of their prior lease with such school board.
B. Each bid submitted shall be accompanied by a payment in a sum equal to one year's rental or lease amount. Such payment shall be in cash or by any of the following:
(1) A certified check.
(2) A cashier's check.
(3) A teller's check.
(4) An official check issued by a bank.
Added by Acts 1984, No. 638, § 1, eff. July 12, 1984. Amended by Acts 2000, 1st Ex.Sess., No. 76, § 1; Acts 2004, No. 215, § 1, eff. June 14, 2004.