SEC. 11-17-34. Disposition of mineral lease proceeds held by receiver.
Unless otherwise released by the court, the receiver appointed in section 11-17-33 shall hold all net proceeds paid in connection with such lease for a period of ten (10) years from the date of the decree establishing the receivership. If, at the end of that period of ten (10) years, no valid claim has been made for such moneys and said mineral interests, all moneys and mineral interests held by the receiver shall immediately escheat to the state in the same manner as if the absent person had died intestate leaving no heirs capable of inheriting as set forth in Chapter 11, Title 89, Mississippi Code of 1972. Provided, however, any person who is not concluded as a party or privy by a decree in favor of the state in proceedings to establish an escheat, may recover of the state, by suit, the net proceeds derived from any lease and from the sale of such minerals and paid into the state treasury, if the party shall establish his right to such minerals and that the same had not properly escheated to the state; but the title of the purchaser of such minerals shall not be thereby disturbed.
SOURCES: Laws, 1980, ch. 412, Sec. 2, eff from and after July 1, 1980.