Section 9-2-120

Supervision and development of certain state-owned islands.

(a) It shall be the duty and responsibility of the Division of Lands of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to protect, develop and supervise all state-owned islands now existing or which may appear in the future on the waters of this state which are not used by any department or agency of the state government. The Division of Lands is authorized and empowered to develop said islands in such manner as may be in the best interest of the state and is further empowered, with the approval of the Governor, to sell or cause to be sold timber, minerals, sand and gravel from said islands; provided, that such sales shall be only upon a competitive bid basis.

(b) On September 12, 1969, title to all islands as defined in subsection (a) of this section shall be vested in the Division of Lands of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and all revenues derived therefrom shall be deposited in the State Treasury to the credit of the State Lands Fund.

(Acts 1969, No. 754, p. 1333, §§ 1, 2.)