1-20-27. Reservation from sale of state archaeological sites--Release when examination complete. Upon written notice to the commissioner of school and public lands given by the state archaeologist, the commissioner shall reserve from sale any state lands on which sites or artifacts are located or may be found, as designated by the state archaeologist. However, the reservation of such lands from sale may be confined to the actual location of the site or artifacts. When such sites or artifacts have been explored, excavated, or otherwise examined to the extent desired by the state archaeologist, the state archaeologist shall then file with the commissioner a statement releasing such lands and permitting the sale of such lands.
Source: SL 1974, ch 11, § 9; SL 2009, ch 1, § 104.