Section 9-5-3

Powers and duties generally; public hearings; implementation of recommendations.

The major function of the Minerals Resource Management Committee is to maximize the income realized by the state from oil, gas and other mineral resources owned by the state. In order to fulfill this function, the Minerals Resource Management Committee is hereby empowered and authorized to coordinate the activities of all state departments and agencies, but particularly the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the State Oil and Gas Board relating to the development of the mineral resources owned by the state. All such state departments and agencies shall cooperate fully with the committee in providing information requested by the committee. The Minerals Resource Management Committee shall, from time to time, hold public hearings when the chairman deems it in the public interest to do so. All recommendations made by the Minerals Resource Management Committee and approved by the Governor shall be implemented within the period of time prescribed by such recommendations as long as they are consistent with existing laws and statutes of the state.

(Acts 1973, No. 1291, p. 2203, §3.)