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(a) The department may lease grazing or farming rights on any land acquired by, and for the use of, the department as game preserves, game sanctuaries, and game management areas. The department may harvest and sell, or sell in place, any timber, hay, or other product grown on land of the department when the product is found to be in excess of wildlife management needs.
(b) The department may agree to accept consideration in lieu of money as part or full payment for a sale or lease under this section. The consideration in lieu of money must be materials, supplies, or services that are needed for wildlife management projects on any game management area administered by the department. The materials, supplies, or services accepted in lieu of money may be assigned a value no greater than that which the department would have been authorized to pay for them in a bona fide purchase.
(c) The comptroller shall execute any sale of products under this section under the general law governing the sale of state property; however, the department shall determine the quantity of products to be offered for sale and the consideration in lieu of money to be received under the sale. The department may lease grazing or farming rights under this section. In leasing the rights, the department must follow a competitive bidding procedure.
(d) All money derived from a sale or lease under this section shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the game, fish, and water safety account.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Texas Parks and Wildlife Code - PARKS & WILD § 12.008. Leasing of Grazing or Farming Rights: Sale of Products - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/parks-and-wildlife-code/parks-wild-sect-12-008.html
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