TITLE 41. PUBLIC LANDS
CHAPTER 10. LEASES OF PUBLIC LANDS
PART I. LEASES FOR GENERAL PURPOSES
41:1216 Restrictions of area, number, and transfer of leases; subleases
A. In order to allow the individual lessee to lease lands from the state in preference to syndicated landholders or corporations, no lease shall cover a larger area than six hundred forty acres of public land, which area must be contiguous. No lessee may own more than one such lease at one time. All leases made under the terms of this Part shall be heritable, but may not be mortgaged, pledged, hypothecated, subjected to seizure and sale, subleased, transferred, or assigned, except as provided in Subsection B of this Section.
B. Subject to the prior written approval of the lessor, as defined in R.S. 41:1211, or its successor in office, all leases made under the terms of this Part may be subleased, transferred, or assigned by the original lessee, his sublessees, heirs, or assigns, and likewise may be mortgaged, pledged, hypothecated, or subjected to seizure and sale. The lessor is authorized to permit such transfers of leases upon such terms and conditions as it may deem proper, provided that said sublessees, transferees, assignees, mortgagees, or pledgees are entitled to the same rights and privileges as were granted by the lessor to the original lessee and specifically those granted to the original lessee under the provisions of R.S. 41:1222(A). The lessor is directed to collect a fee of ten dollars for the privilege of permitting such transfers, said fee to be paid into the general fund of the state.
Amended by Acts 1970, No. 58, Sec. 1; Acts 1981, No. 330, Sec. 1.