SEC. 33-11-17. Mineral leasing of Camp Shelby site.
The adjutant general is authorized to lease the Camp Shelby training site for oil and gas and other minerals exploration and to expend revenues therefrom in maintaining and developing the facilities.
He shall cause to be published a legal notice of the proposed lease once each week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation published in Forrest, Harrison and Hinds Counties and in not less than one oil and gas periodical having general circulation in this state, with the last publication to be completed not less than ten days from the date sealed bids are to be received. All bids will be accompanied by a five percent bid bond in the form of a certified or cashier's check or in the form of a bid bond of a surety company qualified to do business in this state. If the adjutant general deems the highest and best bid acceptable, he will make his recommendations in writing to the state oil and gas board for its consideration. The board is hereby authorized to either approve or disapprove the bid or bids, which action shall become final. Any such lease executed by the adjutant general for oil, gas and for other minerals shall contain contractual provisions which shall not be for more than seven-eighths of such oil, gas and for other minerals, retaining to the state at least one-eighth royalty to be paid as prescribed by the state oil and gas board. No lease shall be for a primary term in excess of six years.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 8519-113; Laws, 1966, ch. 539, Sec. 76; 1971, ch. 326, Sec. 1, eff from and after passage (approved February 25, 1971).