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“Section 7147. Any lessee holding a preference right lease on any of the lands described in the first section of this article, same being section 33 and indemnity shall have the preference right to purchase all of the lands so leased by him at the highest bid at the time of the sale, or in case of no bid, then to take the same at the appraised value.”
Section 6. Section 7154 of the Revised Laws of Oklahoma, 1910, is hereby amended to read as follows:
“Section 7154. In addition to the value of the improvements, five per cent of the purchase price of the land shall be paid, at the time of the sale, except where the land sells for less than one thousand dollars, in which case the initial payment shall be fifty dollars on any quarter section The remainder of the purchase price may be paid in forty equal annual payments, with interest at the rate of five per cent per annum; provided, that after the expiration of one year, the purchaser may at any time make any or all deferred payments, both principal and accrued interest; provided further, that the purchaser shall not be permitted to sell the land so purchased until the end of one year from the date of purchase to any person or persons owning more than one section, according to the United States Survey."
Improvements on Lands Sold-Requirements
Section 7. Section 7155 of the Revised Laws of Oklahoma, 1910, is hereby amended to read as follows:
"Section 7155. Improvement required. The purchaser of any land, sold under the provisions of this article, shall be required to establish and maintain valuable, lasting and permanent improvements other than fencing, together with tillage of same upon lands so purchased, and if the land purchased is grazing land, he shall not be required to establish and maintain valuable, lasting and permanent improvements, other than fencing, thereon before he shall acquire title from the state to any of the land so purchased;
and purchasers of said lands shall be limited in purchase of said lands to said lands, and shall not exceed the above mentioned maximum amounts, respectively, of either agricultural or grazing lands; and such purchaser shall take such land subject to such restrictions and conditions. Violations of this provision shall work a forfeiture of said lands, together with the appurtenances thereunto belonging, and the same shall then escheat to the state upon proof of a violation of the conditions herein provided. Provided, that whenever the holders of any certificate of purchase of any state or school lands shall surrender the same to the Commissioners of the Land Office, with the request to have the same divided into two or more certificates, it shall be lawful for the commissioners to issue the same; provided, further that no new certificate shall issue while there is due and unpaid any interest, principal or taxes on the principal certificate of same when in any case where the commissioners of the land office shall be of the opinion, after examination of the land if necessary, that the security will be impaired and endangered by the proposed division and a fee of one dollar for each certificate so issued shall be paid by the applicant, such fee to be a part of the expense fund of the Commissioners of the land office.” Transfer of Purchasers' Rights.
Section 8. Section 9 of chapter 44, Session Laws of Oklahoma, 1910, is hereby amended to read as follows:
“Section 9. Any purchaser of lands under the provisions of this act shall have the right to transfer or assign all his rights, title and interest in and to such lands, and such assignments shall be in form and executed and acknowledged as required under the laws governing conveyances; provided, before delivery of patent, such assignment, to be valid, shall be duly recorded in a proper book, kept for that purpose by the Commissioners of the Land Office; and provided, further, that where the purchaser of such lands has a husband or wife, such husband or wife shall join in the assignment ofany such contract. Upon the sale and
transfer of the interest of a holder of a certificate of purchase in and to the land covered thereby, if the same is approved by the Commissioners of the Land Office, and upon the payment of any principal or interest due to date of transfer, and the surrendering of the certificate of purchase transferred, the Commissioners of the Land Office shall issue and deliver to the transferee a new certificate of purchase upon the execution by the transferee of a new certificate of purchase note for the deferred payments, and the note, executed by the holder of the certificate of purchase transferred, shall be canceled and surrendered to him."
Time of Payments.
Section 9. Section 8, of chapter 168, Session Laws of Oklahoma, 1911, is hereby amended to read as follows:
“Section 8. The purchaser shall have the right to pay for the lands purchased under the provisions of this act in full, or any number of payments thereon at any time after the expiration of one year from the date of sale."
Section 10. For the preservation of the public peace, health and safety, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, by reason whereof this act shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage and approvar.
Approved April 2, 1915.
STATE REPORTER OFFICE ABOLISHED.
AN ACT relating to the State Reporter, and the publication of the Supreme Court
Be It Enacted By The People Of The State Of Oklahoma : Chief Justice and Presiding Judge to Act.
Section 1. Section 8166 of the Revised Laws of Oklahoma, 1910, is hereby amended to read as follows:
“Section 8166. The Chief Justice shall publish the opinions of the Supreme Court, and the Presiding Judge of the Criminal Court of Appeals shall publish the opinions of the Criminal Court of Appeals, as provided in this act." Court Reports-How Published.
Section 2. Section 8163, of the Revised Laws of Oklahoma, 1910, is hereby amended to read as follows:
“Section 8163. All contract periods for the publication of the Supreme Court reports and the reports of the Criminal Courts of Appeals shall be eight (8) years each, commencing on the first day of September in the year 1915, and in each eighth year thereafter. Every such contract shall contain the following covenant on the part of the publisher; That he will print, bind, and issue every volume of said reports for which the manuscript shall be furnished to him by the Chief Justice or the presiding Judge during said period; that he will publish, deliver and place on sale each of said volumes within sixty days after delivery to him, at the Capitol in Oklahoma City, of the manuscript of a sufficient number of decisions for such volume, not counting as any part of said sixty days the time elapsing between the delivery by the publisher to the Chief Justice or the Presiding Judge of the last page proofs of such decisions and that he will furnish promptly to the Chief Justice or presiding judge, at the Capitol in Oklahoma City, galley proofs, triplicate page proofs, and triplicate plate proofs of the matter contained in each volume,
and revised copies of such proofs if called for by the Chief Justice or Presiding Judge, and will make all changes as required by said Chief Justice or Presiding Judge and marked by him on the various proofs and will furnish duplicate proofs from the corrected plates in case the Chief Justice or Presiding Judge determines that changes in stereotype plates are essential;; that he will remain fully obligated to eliminate all typographical errors from the work, notwithstanding the correction of proofs by said Chief Justice or Presiding Judge; that he will keep said volume at all times on sale in the State of Oklahoma, to residents thereof at contract price, in suitable quantities, and at such places as may be designated therefor by the Board of Public Affairs; that he will deliver to the State Librarian at Oklahoma City, immediately after the publication, and subject to approval and acceptance by the Chief Justice in case of Supreme Court reports, and by the Presiding Judge in case of reports of the Criminal Court of Appeals, three hundred fifty (350) copies of each volume, at a price not to exceed the sum of one dollar per volume, and will thereafter sell to the State at the contract price such additional copies as it may require, making delivery at the same place; that he will procure stereotype plates of each volume and substitute new plates whenever the original ones shall become defaced or destroyed; that he will not take out or procure to be taken out any copyright whatever upon any such volume, except in the name and for the benefit of the State of Oklahoma, and that upon any breach of this covenant as to copyright he will pay to the State Treasurer one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) as liquidated damages; that the Board of Public Affairs may declare the contract forfeited, whenever it shall be determined in any action upon the bond of such publisher that he has failed in any respect to comply with the provisions of this chapter or of his contract; that upon any forfeiture, so declared, he will upon demand transfer to the Secretary of State, for the use of the state, all stereotype plates of all volumes published under such con