The Laws of Texas, 1934-1935 [Volume 29] Page: 59 of 2,086
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FORTY-THIRD LEGISLATURE-SECOND CALLED SESSION. 49
tion district to prescribe reasonable rules and regulations for operation
of such bridge in aid of navigation; providing that this Act shall not
repeal any existing laws; providing that if any section or part of this
Act is held unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of
remaining portion of Act; enacting other provisions incident to the
subject and purpose of this Act; and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. Any city in this state, whether organized and
operating under General Law or under Special Charter granted
by the Legislature of the State of Texas, or under charter
adopted or amended under Section 5 of Article 11 of the Constitution
of the State of Texas, which city is situated within
the territorial limits of a navigation district organized under
the General Laws of the State of Texas and having a deep
water port located within the limits of said city, is hereby
authorized and empowered to issue bonds, notes or warrants,
payable from revenues other than taxation, for either one or all
of the following purposes, to-wit:
(a) The construction, maintenance and operation of a toll
bridge or toll bridges over and across any stream, inlet or arm
of the Gulf of Mexico, or entrance channel to such port connecting
up any of the public streets and thoroughfares of or in
and to said city;
(b) The construction, maintenance and operation of a.
sewage disposal plant within or without the limits of said city;
(c) The construction of sanitary sewer lines and/or storm
sewer lines within or without. the limits of said city;
(d) The construction of water mains or water lines from
the source of water supply of said city to any part of said city
as may be found necessary by the governing body thereof;
(e) The acquisition, reclamation, reconstruction, and filling
in of any submerged lands along the water front of said city,
and the construction of side-walks, streets, and gas-lines within
the territory or area so acquired and reclaimed;
(f) The construction of seawalls, breakwaters or other
shore protections to protect the water front of said city;
(g). The construction, reconstruction, maintenance, operation
and dredging out of any channel in connection with any
such deep water port;
SEC. 2. No such bonds, notes or warrants shall ever evidence
any debt or obligation of such city, but shall be solely a
charge upon the revenues and/or properties and improvements
pledged to secure their payment, and shall never be reckoned
in determining the power of such city to issue bonds, or otherwise
lend its credit, for any purposes authorized by law.
SEC. 3. Any and all bonds, notes or warrants, as well as
interest thereon, issued under authority of this Act, shall be
redeemed or paid by an appropriation or pledge of all revenues
derived from either one or all of the improvement projects
herein authorized, and/or tolls collected from the operation of
any existing bridge or bridges, if such tolls are so authorized,
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1934-1935 [Volume 29], book, 1935; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth17292/m1/59/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .