(20 ILCS 1920/2.06) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 8002.06)
    Sec. 2.06. Land Acquisition.
    (a) The Department shall acquire by purchase, exchange, gift, condemnation, or otherwise, the fee simple title or any lesser interest in and to such land, rights or other property as the Department considers necessary for the reclamation of abandoned lands.
    (b) Title to all lands acquired pursuant to this Section shall be in the name of the State. The price paid for land acquired under this Section shall reflect the market value of the land as adversely affected by past mining practices.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)