SEC. 29-1-3. Sixteenth section or lieu lands; biennial report of commissioner; public officials to supply management and investment information.
(1) The land commissioner has a supervisory power over sixteenth section lands or lands granted in lieu thereof; and he shall supply to the members of the legislature, the boards of supervisors, the boards of education and other interested persons information concerning those lands and make such recommendations and suggestions as he may deem proper.
(2) The land commissioner shall prepare a biennial report which shall include the terms of all leases on sixteenth section school lands, or lands granted in lieu thereof, the condition of the title to all such lands and the current income from all sources earned by such lands, and he shall maintain such report in his office for examination by any interested person.
(3) Any state, county or municipal official shall supply annually to the state land commissioner such sixteenth section management information as shall be requested by the commissioner. Such information shall include, but not be limited to, the following items pertaining to all new leases, rights of way, easements and sales of school trust lands: the number of acres in each parcel; the consideration paid for each transaction; the length and expiration of each lease, easement, or right of way; and the use to be made of each parcel. The applicable public official shall likewise report information requested by the state land commissioner upon principal fund investments. Such information shall include, but not be limited to, the following items: amounts of monies invested; dates of investment; where invested; form of investment; rate of return of each investment; and the amount of revenue earned upon each investment.
The action of mandamus shall lie as is provided under section 29-3-9 to compel the transmittal of information under this subsection by any public official to the best of his knowledge and belief.
SOURCES: Codes, 1892, Sec. 2577; 1906, Sec. 2915; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 5250; 1930, Sec. 6033; 1942, Sec. 4122; 1978, ch. 525, Sec. 4, eff from and after July 1, 1978.