2018 Arkansas Code
Title 22 - Public Property
Chapter 5 - State Lands Generally
Subchapter 8 - Mineral, Timber, and Other Resources
§ 22-5-803. Leases and permits -- Penalties

Universal Citation: AR Code § 22-5-803 (2018)
  • (a) (1) Upon conviction, a person, firm, company, corporation, or association is guilty of a Class D felony if the person, firm, company, corporation, or association without first obtaining a lease or permit to do so from the Commissioner of State Lands knowingly removes any sand, gravel, oil, natural gas, casinghead gas, coal or other minerals, or any timber or logs from:

    • (A) The beds or bars of navigable rivers and lakes in this state; or

    • (B) Any other lands or interest in lands held in the name of the state.

      • (2) Each day of unauthorized taking shall constitute a separate offense.

  • (b) In addition to the fine mentioned in subsection (a) of this section, the State of Arkansas may bring suit in the name of the state to recover the value of the sand, gravel, oil, natural gas, casinghead gas, coal or other minerals, or timber or logs which have been illegally removed, as well as all severance taxes and royalties due as a result of the removal.

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