Section 40-10-138

Conveyance to Department of Conservation and Natural Resources of land bid in by state - Deed to department.

When lands are required to be conveyed to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, as hereinabove provided, the Land Commissioner, in behalf of the state, with the approval of the Governor, shall execute to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, a deed, duly acknowledged, without warranty or covenant of any kind on the part of the state, express or implied, conveying to the said Department of Conservation and Natural Resources all the right, title, and interest of the state in and to the lands so conveyed. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources shall thereafter have all the right, title, and interest of the state in and to such lands and shall be held and treated as the assignee of all the taxes due upon such lands or for which they were sold and the penalties and all of the taxes that should have been under the law assessed upon the same, if they had been the property of a private citizen of the state, and it shall be clothed with all the rights, liens, powers, and remedies, whether as a plaintiff or defendant, respecting said lands as an individual purchaser at the tax collector's sale would have in similar circumstances, and all such liens and charges as the state had before such conveyance by the Land Commissioner shall be enforced in favor of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources as under the provisions of law relating to individual purchasers at sales by the tax collector. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, on failure of its title, shall have its lien and charges assessed by the courts or by a jury and may foreclose the same by proceeding at law in such action.

(Acts 1935, No. 194, p. 256; Code 1940, T. 51, §321.)