This section describes the State legislature's authority over all state land and the requirement that all departments that have supervision or control of any state land submit an annual report as to the status of such land to the legislature .
§ 5 State lands.
The legislature shall have general supervisory jurisdiction over all state owned lands useful for forest preserves, game areas and recreational purposes; shall require annual reports as to such lands from all departments having supervision or control thereof; and shall by general law provide for the sale, lease or other disposition of such lands.
State land reserve
The legislature by an act adopted by two-thirds of the members elected to and serving in each house may designate any part of such lands as a state land reserve. No lands in the state land reserve may be removed from the reserve, sold, leased or otherwise disposed of except by an act of the legislature.
This is a new section recognizing the public interest in state-owned lands and reposing in the legislature general supervisory jurisdiction over them. It provides that the legislature may, by two-thirds vote of the members elected to and serving in each house, designate any part of these properties as a state land reserve. No lands so designated can be removed from the reserve, sold, leased or otherwise disposed of except by an act of the legislature.