2017 Nebraska Revised Statutes
Chapter 46 - IRRIGATION AND REGULATION OF WATER
46-739.01 District; approval of certain transfers or program participation; report of title required; form; written consent of lienholder; rights of lienholder.

Universal Citation: NE Code § 46-739.01 (2017)

46-739.01. District; approval of certain transfers or program participation; report of title required; form; written consent of lienholder; rights of lienholder.

(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no district shall approve a transfer of certified water uses or certified irrigated acres or allow a ground water user or landowner to participate in a financial or other incentive program established pursuant to subsection (8) of section 46-739 unless the person seeking such transfer or participation in such program has submitted to the district a report of title issued by an attorney or a registered abstracter, on a form prescribed by the district, reflecting (a) the owner and legal description of the land from which the certified water uses or certified irrigated acres are to be transferred or which is the subject of such program and (b) the existence of all liens, evidenced by the filing of a mortgage, trust deed, or other equivalent consensual security interest, against the land from which the certified water uses or certified irrigated acres are to be transferred or which is the subject of such program and the name and address of each such lienholder, if any. If the report of title reflects the existence of any lien evidenced by the filing of a mortgage, trust deed, or other equivalent consensual security interest, written consent to such transfer or participation in such program shall be obtained from each such lienholder. The district may assess a fee against the person seeking such transfer or participation in such program to recoup its costs in reviewing the report of title. This subsection does not apply to a transfer of certified water uses or certified irrigated acres resulting from: A one-time transfer of four acres or less; participation in a financial or other incentive program that involves the transfer, purchase, or retirement of four acres or less; or a transfer that involves one landowner on a single tract of land in which there is no reduction or increase in certified water uses or certified irrigated acres and the transfer involves an improvement in irrigation efficiency.

(2) Approval of a transfer of certified water uses or certified irrigated acres or authorization of a ground water user or landowner to participate in such financial or other incentive program by a district shall not affect the rights of any lienholder who is not reflected in the report of title and from whom the required consent was not obtained. Such a lienholder may bring an action against the person seeking such transfer or participation in such program for damages or injunctive or other relief for any injury done to the lienholder's interest in land or use of ground water resulting from such transfer or participation.

(3) This section does not limit the right to resort to other means of review, redress, or relief provided by law.

Source

  • Laws 2009, LB477, § 7;
  • Laws 2010, LB862, § 3.

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