Not later than two hundred seventy days after the effective date of this section, the oil and gas leasing commission shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code establishing all of the following:
(B) Procedures for the submission of nominations to the commission and the amount of nomination fees to be charged. The rules shall require that if a person who has paid a nomination fee does not enter into a lease regarding the parcel of land that the person nominated, the fee shall be refunded to the person, and, if applicable, the person that enters into the lease shall pay the nomination fee. In addition, the rules shall provide that a state agency is exempt from nomination fees and that a person who enters into a lease regarding a parcel of land nominated by a state agency shall pay the nomination fee.
(F) A standard lease form that is consistent with the practices of the oil and natural gas industries and that contains at least a one-eighth landowner royalty, which standard lease form shall be used by a state agency for leases entered into under section 1509.73 of the Revised Code;
Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.35, HB 133, §1, eff. 9/30/2011.