(1)When, in the judgment of the state board of land commissioners, a bond, a damage deposit, or earnest moneys by the purchaser of state lands is necessary, the board shall require the purchaser to give the financial warranty upon such conditions as the board may determine.
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(a)In leasing state lands for nonagricultural purposes, the state board of land commissioners shall require of the lessee a bond or damage deposit securing the state against loss of rents or other loss or waste, or occupation of the land for more than thirty days after the cancellation or expiration of the lease of the lessee, unless the lessee becomes the purchaser of the land, and the state board of land commissioners shall retain all interest earned on such a bond or damage deposit while held by the state board of land commissioners. In no case shall the lessee be allowed to cut or use more timber than is necessary for the improvement of the land or for fuel for the use of the family of the lessee; and the cutting and hauling of timber to sawmills, to be sawed on shares, is expressly prohibited.
(b)A lessee of state lands shall not be required to post a bond if such lessee is leasing state lands solely for agricultural purposes; except that a bond or damage deposit may be required for state-owned improvements even if leased solely for agricultural purposes.
(3)All bonds, damage deposits, and earnest moneys collected pursuant to this article that the state board of land commissioners has deemed forfeited or required for remediation activities shall be credited to the financial warranty account of the state land board trust administration fund created in section 36-1-145 (2)(e). Moneys in the account, including interest earned on the forfeited bonds, damage deposits, and earnest moneys deposited in the account, are continuously appropriated for the remediation or other activities on the affected property.
Section 36-1-129 — Bonds,
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