Before granting any lands or any interest therein, including lands under water, the
commissioner of general services may summarily inquire into the rights of the person
applying for such grant, on such proof as, by regulation, the commissioner may prescribe. The commissioner may take testimony and proofs in any matter or application before
him, and the fees of witnesses and the expense of procuring their attendance shall
be paid from the state treasury out of any funds available therefor by appropriation,
on the audit and warrant of the comptroller, on the certificate of the commissioner. The commissioner shall establish reasonable rules to guard against false or fraudulent
applications and for such other purposes as he may deem proper. At any such inquiry or hearing, the commissioner may be represented by a deputy
or other representative designated by him.
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