81st Texas Legislature, Senate Bill 2445, Chapter 579 Page: 1 of 6
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S.B. No. 2445
1 AN ACT
2 relating to the disposal of sewage by certain boats.
3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
4 SECTION 1. Subsections (a), (b), (c), (d), and (f), Section
5 26.044, Water Code, are amended to read as follows:
6 (a) In [A-c uccd in] this section:
7 (1) "Boat" [, 4 .4- ] means any vessel or other
8 watercraft, whether moved by oars, paddles, sails, or other power
9 mechanism, inboard or outboard, or any other vessel or structure
10 floating on surface water in the [thie] state, whether or not
11 capable of self-locomotion, including but not limited to cabin
12 cruisers, houseboats, barges, marinas, and similar floating
13 objects. The term does not include a vessel subject to inspection
14 under 46 U.S.C. Section 3301.
15 (2) "Boat pump-out station" means any private or
16 public shoreside, mobile, or floating installation either
17 independent of or in addition to an organized waste collection,
18 treatment, and disposal system used to receive boat sewage.
19 (3) "Shoreside, mobile, or floating installation"
20 means marinas and other installations servicing boats on surface
21 water in the state.
22 (4) "Surface water in the state" means all lakes,
23 bays, ponds, impounding reservoirs, springs, rivers, streams,
24 creeks, estuaries, marshes, inlets, canals, the Gulf of Mexico out
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