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(a) No lease executed by the owner of the surface is binding on the state unless it recites the actual consideration paid or promised for the lease. A lease covering land adjacent to a military base shall require the lessee to forego the right to use the surface within 2,500 feet of the military base while exploiting the minerals.
(b) No lease is effective until a certified copy is filed in the land office and the bonus accruing to the state is paid to the commissioner. The commissioner is entitled to reject for filing any lease submitted to him that he feels is not in the best interest of the state.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Texas Natural Resources Code - NAT RES § 53.064. Prerequisites for Effectiveness of Lease - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/natural-resources-code/nat-res-sect-53-064.html
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