81st Texas Legislature, Senate Bill 1609, Chapter 817 Page: 3 of 4
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S.B. No. 1609
1 efficient operation of any changed traffic patterns resulting from
2 the construction;
3 (5) adopt criteria for determining when a variance to
4 access management standards may be granted, including criteria
5 that, in addition to highway safety, mobility, and efficient
6 operation concerns, takes into consideration any of the following
7 consequences resulting from denial of the owner's request for
8 access to a specific location on a controlled access highway that
9 may impact a property owner:
10 (A) denial of reasonable access to the property;
12 (B) undue hardship on a business located on the
13 property; and
14 (6) clarify that the remodeling or demolition and
15 rebuilding of a business does not cause new access management
16 standards to apply unless the department makes an affirmative
17 finding in writing that the remodeled or rebuilt business will
18 significantly impact traffic patterns to the extent that the
19 current access location presents a threat to public safety.
20 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
21 a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
22 provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
23 Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
24 Act takes effect September i, 2009.
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Texas. Legislature. Senate. 81st Texas Legislature, Senate Bill 1609, Chapter 817, legislative document, June 19, 2009; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149403/m1/3/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.