CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Senate Natural Resources Committee approved a bill to reunite surface and mineral interests in cases where property taxes are unpaid.
SB 148 establishes the conditions for a surface owner to purchase the minerals beneath when the minerals are subject to a tax lien.
The bill also establishes conditions for a mineral owner to buy the surface when the surface is subject to a tax lien.
The bill sets up owner notification requirements, prices and dedlines.
SB 148 now goes to Senate Finance.
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