78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 3366, Chapter 745 Page: 2 of 28
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H.B. No. 3366
1 (5) "Pilotage rate" means the remuneration a pilot may
2 lawfully charge a vessel for pilot services.
3 (6) "Pilot services" means acts of a pilot in
4 conducting a vessel through navigable water in this state and the
5 ports in which the pilot is licensed or certified as a pilot.
6 (7) "Vessel" means an oceangoing vessel.
7 Sec. 69.003. APPLICABILITY OF CHAPTER. This chapter
8 applies only to a Jefferson or Orange County port.
9 [Sections 69.004-69.010 reserved for expansion]
10 SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF PILOT COMMISSIONERS
11 Sec. 69.011. COMPOSITION OF BOARD. (a) The board of pilot
12 commissioners for all of the ports and private terminals located in
13 Jefferson or Orange County, or both, is composed of five
14 commissioners from Jefferson or Orange County appointed by the
15 governor in the manner provided by Subchapter A, Chapter 63.
16 (b) The presiding officer of the board shall be selected by
17 the members of the board.
18 Sec. 69.012. PROHIBITED INTEREST. A person may not be a
19 member of the board if the person has a direct or indirect pecuniary
20 interest in a pilot boat or branch pilot in the business of the
21 board's trust.
22 Sec. 69.013. OATH. Before beginning service as a board
23 member, each board member must take and sign before a person
24 authorized to administer oaths an oath to faithfully and
25 impartially discharge the duties of the office.
26 Sec. 69.014. TERMS OF OFFICE. (a) Board members serve
27 staggered two-year terms of office.
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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 3366, Chapter 745, legislative document, 2003-05/2003-06; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth158632/m1/2/: accessed December 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.