2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-3904. School land funds - Proceeds of Section Thirteen and indemnity lands - Disposition and distribution - Purposes for which Section Thirteen Fund and New College Fund may be expended.
A. The income, interest, rentals and proceeds of the sale of Section Thirteen in this state, and any indemnity lands in lieu of Section Thirteen which were granted to the state for the use and benefit of the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, the Normal Schools, the University Preparatory School, and Langston University, shall be divided and distributed as follows:
To the University of Oklahoma and the Northern Oklahoma College, one-third (1/3); the University of Oklahoma to receive nine-tenths (9/10) of said one-third (1/3) and the Northern Oklahoma College to receive one-tenth (1/10) of said one-third (1/3); to the Oklahoma State University and Langston University, one-third (1/3); the Oklahoma State University to receive nine-tenths (9/10) of said one-third (1/3), and Langston University to receive one-tenth (1/10) of said one-third (1/3); to the University of Central Oklahoma, East Central University, Northeastern State University, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, University of Sciences and Arts of Oklahoma, and Cameron University, the Normal Schools, one-third (1/3), the same to be equally divided among said state colleges, provided, that in the event of the establishment of additional similar state colleges, such additional state colleges shall share equally with the other state colleges in the division and distribution of the one-third (1/3) last above mentioned. In the event of the sale of Section Thirteen, or any portion thereof, the proceeds of said sale shall be divided and distributed among said institutions in the same manner, proportion and amount as hereinbefore indicated for the division and distribution of the interest, income, rentals or proceeds thereof of said land; provided, that the said lands so reserved, or the proceeds of the sale thereof or of any indemnity land granted in lieu of Section Thirteen, shall be safely kept or invested and preserved by the state as a trust, which shall never be diminished, but may be added to, and the income, interest and rentals thereof, shall be used exclusively for the benefit of said educational institutions. Such additional institutions shall remain under the exclusive control of the state, and no part of the proceeds arising from the sale or disposal of any land granted for educational purposes, or the income or rentals thereof, shall be used for the support of any religious or sectarian school, college or university, and no portion of the funds arising from the sale of Section Thirteen or any indemnity land, shall ever be diverted either temporarily or permanently from the purpose for which said lands were granted to the state.
B. The state educational institutions eligible for participation in the Section Thirteen Fund and the new college fund may expend monies in such funds from time to time as needs arise for the construction and purchase of buildings, for the purchase of equipment, and for other capital additions. The provisions of this section shall be cumulative to existing laws.
Added by Laws 1965, c. 396, § 904. Amended by Laws 1987, c. 227, § 15, operative July 1, 1987; Laws 1990, c. 218, § 7, eff. July 1, 1991; Laws 1992, c. 324, § 24, eff. July 1, 1992; Laws 1998, c. 246, § 37, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.