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32-2195. Notice to commissioner of intention before offering for sale or lease of unsubdivided land; definition

A. Prior to the offering for sale or lease of unsubdivided land the owner or agent shall notify the commissioner in writing of the owner's or agent's intention to offer such parcels for sale or lease.

B. The notice required by this section shall contain the following information:

1. The name and address of the owner. If the holder of any ownership interest in the land is other than an individual, such as a corporation, partnership or trust, a statement naming the type of legal entity and listing the interest and the extent of such interest of each principal in the entity. For the purposes of this section, "principal" means any person or entity having a ten per cent or more financial interest or, if the legal entity is a trust, each beneficiary of the trust holding a ten per cent or more beneficial interest.

2. The name and address of the agent.

3. The legal description and area of the lands.

4. A true statement of the condition of the title to the land, including all encumbrances thereon.

5. A true statement of the terms and conditions under which such lands are to be offered to the public.

6. A statement of the use or uses for which the land will be offered or a statement that it is offered for no specific use.

7. A true statement of the provisions made for permanent access.

8. A true statement setting out the availability of water or lack thereof.

9. A true statement of the availability to the land of sewage disposal facilities and other public utilities including water, electricity, gas and telephone facilities.

10. A true statement or reasonable estimate, if applicable, of the amount of any indebtedness which has been or is proposed to be incurred by an existing or proposed special district, taxing area or assessment district within the boundaries of which the unsubdivided lands are located, and which is to pay for the construction or installation of any improvements to that land.

11. A true statement as to whether all or any portion of the unsubdivided land is located in an open range or area in which livestock may roam at large under the laws of this state and what provisions, if any, have been made for the fencing of the unsubdivided land to preclude livestock from roaming within such land.

12. If the owner or agent is a subsidiary corporation, a true statement identifying the parent corporation and any of the following in which the parent or any of its subsidiaries are or have been involved within the past five years:

(a) Any subdivision in this state.

(b) Any subdivision, wherever located, for which registration is required pursuant to the federal interstate land sales full disclosure act.

(c) Any subdivision, wherever located, for which registration would have been required pursuant to the federal interstate land sales full disclosure act but for the exemption for subdivisions whose lots are five acres or more in size.

13. A true statement identifying all other subdivisions, designated in paragraph 12, in which any of the following are or, within the last five years, have been directly or indirectly involved:

(a) The holder of any ownership interest in the land.

(b) The agent.

(c) Any principal or officer in the holder.

14. A true statement as to whether all or any portion of the unsubdivided land is located in territory in the vicinity of a military airport or ancillary military facility as defined in section 28-8461, in territory in the vicinity of a public airport as defined in section 28-8486, on or after July 1, 2001, in a high noise or accident potential zone as defined in section 28-8461 or on or after July 1 of the year in which the land becomes located in a high noise or accident potential zone. The statement required pursuant to this paragraph does not require the amendment or refiling of any notice filed before July 1, 2001 or before July 1 of the year in which the land becomes located in a high noise or accident potential zone.

15. Such other information and such other documents and certifications as the commissioner may reasonably require for the protection of the public.

C. Copies of original promotional and advertising material to be used with such offering shall be attached to the notice.

D. It shall be unlawful for any owner or agent to make any offerings regulated by this section without the written authorization of the commissioner. The commissioner shall issue a public report thereon and require a copy of the public report to be furnished to each offeree at the time of such offering.

E. It shall be unlawful to offer any lands regulated by this article without provisions having been made for permanent access over terrain on which roads could be established for conventional motor vehicles unless such provision is waived by the commissioner.

F. Satisfactory proof or evidence that access meets the requirements of subsection E of this section shall be furnished to the department in a report by a licensed engineer or land surveyor of this state.

G. The commissioner may terminate any authorization issued upon the grounds and in the manner set out in section 32-2183.

H. If the director of water resources has issued a water availability report, the state real estate commissioner shall require that all promotional material and contracts for the sale of such unsubdivided lands adequately display the director of water resources' report or a brief summary of the results prepared by the developer and approved by the real estate commissioner. If no report has been prepared by the director of water resources and the availability of water is unknown, the real estate commissioner shall require that all promotional material and contracts adequately display that no report has been prepared and that the availability of water is unknown.

I. Neither any real estate sales contract, conveyance, lease, assignment or other instrument to transfer any interest in unsubdivided land nor any covenant or restriction affecting real property shall contain any provision limiting the right of any party to appear or testify in support of or opposition to zoning changes, building permits or any other official acts affecting real property before a governmental body or official considering zoning changes, building permits or any other official acts affecting real property, whether such property is located within or outside of the boundaries of the unsubdivided land. All contractual provisions which conflict with this subsection are declared to be contrary to public policy. Nothing contained in this subsection shall prohibit private restrictions on the use of any real property.