The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 001 : GENERAL PROVISIONS(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 2606)
§ 2606. Acceptance of gifts; exchange, purchase or lease of lands
(a) The commissioner, with the approval of the governor, may accept gifts of land to the state or may purchase land in the name of the state to be held and administered as state forests or state parks.
(b) With the approval of the general assembly, which may be granted by resolution, the commissioner may exchange or lease lands under his or her jurisdiction when in their judgment it is advantageous to the state to do so in the highest orderly development and management of state forests and parks.
(c) The commissioner, with the approval of the governor, may lease mine, quarry or other resource sites or rights as may be discovered on state forest or park lands unconditionally owned by the state.
(d) The commissioner, with the approval of the governor, may lease for a term of years, or otherwise, such lands as he or she deems necessary for the protection of state forest or park lands or for use by the state in connection therewith.
(e) The provisions of this section shall not be construed to allow the commissioner to grant oil and gas leases. (Added 1977, No. 253 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1981, No. 240 (Adj. Sess.), § 4, eff. April 28, 1982; 1997, No. 148 (Adj. Sess.), § 70, eff. April 29, 1998.)