2016 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 80. United States
§80-8. Flood control - Consent to acquisition of lands - Rights reserved - Powers ceded.
The consent of the State of Oklahoma is hereby given to the acquisition by the United States by purchase, gift, or condemnation with adequate compensation, of such lands in Oklahoma, as in the opinion of the federal government may be needed for programs and works of improvement for runoff and waterflow retardation and soil erosion prevention or other purposes, in the interest of flood control, within the state in accordance with the programs provided for such purpose in Section 13 of the Act of the Congress of the United States approved December 22, 1944, and entitled "An Act authorizing the construction of certain public works on rivers and harbors for flood control, and for other purposes;" provided, that the State of Oklahoma shall retain a concurrent jurisdiction with the United States in and over the lands so acquired, so far that civil process in all cases, and such criminal process as may issue under the authority of the State of Oklahoma against any person charged with the commission of any crime without or within said jurisdiction, may be executed thereon in like manner as if this act had not been passed. The state's concurrent jurisdiction over said lands also shall include the power to tax property and transactions not exempt from the taxing power of the state. Power is hereby conferred upon the Congress of the United States to pass such laws and to make or provide for the making of such rules and regulations, of both a civil and criminal nature, and provide punishment thereof, as in its judgment may be necessary for the administration, control and protection of such lands as may be from time to time acquired by the United States, under the provisions of this section.
Laws 1945, p. 395, § 1, emerg. eff. April 28, 1945.
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