§ 45.1-161.319

Negotiating purchase or lease of coal properties

Whenever the Governor shall have proclaimed that an emergency exists under this chapter, and the Governor has appointed the Commission, the Commission shall forthwith make a bona fide attempt to negotiate the purchase or lease of the coal properties of such persons engaged in the mining, production and marketing of coal as the Commission deems necessary to accomplish the purposes of this chapter except where such negotiations cannot be promptly made due to the incapacity of the owners, or one or more of them, of the property, or for any other reason, no attempt to negotiate for the acquisition of such property need be made.


Code 1950, § 45-150; 1950, p. 31; 1966, c. 594, § 45.1-150; 1994, c. 28.


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