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against the enactment or granting of said franchise it shall be suspended
from taking effect and immediately upon the filing of such
petition the Commissioners' Court shall order an election upon
said proposed franchise, which said election shall be governed by the
provisions of Sections 17 and 18 hereof.
SEC. 20. The funds of Navigation Districts empowered and operating
as herein provided shall be handled in the same manner as heretofore
provided for Navigation Districts by Titles 96 and 29. The
Canal Commissioners shall provide for a depository for all of the
funds of said District, by complying in all respects with the laws of
the designation of county depositories. When the depository shall
have given bond and the same has been approved, the county treasurer
shall be required to give only such bond as may be required by
the Navigation and Canal Commissioners.
SEC. 21. All acts of the Navigation and Canal Commissioners
shall be subject to the supervision and control of the Navigation
Board, composed of the Mayor and City Council and the County Judge
and County Commissioners of the county within which said district is
SEC. 22. Navigation districts empowered in operating as herein
provided shall have, in addition to powers herein conferred, all the
authority heretofore vested in Navigation districts as prescribed by
Title 96 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Texas of 1911, or as
provided in the general or special laws of this State, including right
to issue bonds, save wherein same shall conflict with this Act.
SEC. 23. If any part of this Act shall be held to be unconstitutional
or void, it shall not affect the other portions of this law.
SEC. 24. Nothing herein shall repeal or affect the police powers
of any municipality within the Navigation District, or the laws, ordinances
or regulations now existing or hereafter adopted or enacted,
authorizing and empowering such municipality to exercise such powers
as to any navigable stream or aids to navigation and facilities
therefor, in a Navigation District not in conflict with this Act.
SEC. 25. All laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith are to
the extent of such conflict hereby repealed.
SEC. 26. The fact that the present laws providing for navigation
districts do not provide that said navigation districts may acquire,
construct and operate terminal facilities for the development and aid
of navigation creates an emergency and imperative public necessity
that the constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
days be suspended and said rule is so suspended and this Act
shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage, and it is
so enacted.
[NoTE.-The enrolled bill shows that the foregoing Act passed
the Senate, yeas 21, nays 0; and passed the House, yeas 115, nays 2.]
Approved August 21, 1921.
Effective August 21, 1921.

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