HB 724

83(R) - 2013
Land Management

Vote Recommendation

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Ryan Guillen

Bill Caption

Relating to the creation of a commission to study unclaimed land grant mineral proceeds.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 724 would establish a commission to investigate the unclaimed mineral deposits. The commission would be tasked with finding the most effective way to ensure that proceeds are paid out to the rightful heirs of the mineral rights.

Analysis: This commission would be created for a fixed period of time and expenses would not be reimbursed to the commissioners. This legislation would help to ensure that Texans receive their due compensation from proceeds related to mineral extraction. We support HB 724.