The Laws of Texas, 1931-1933 [Volume 28] Page: 15 of 2,111
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FORTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE-FIRST CALLED SESSION. 7
AUTHORIZING COUNTIES ADJACENT TO THE GULF OF
MEXICO TO ACQUIRE CERTAIN PRIVILEGES BY
S. B. No. 20.] CHAPTER 4.
An Act to amend Section 1 of House Bill No. 818, Chapter 319, Acts of
the 42nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1931, page 834, Session Laws,
conferring upon all counties adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico the right
of eminent domain, where land, right of way or easements or dumping
ground privileges are necessary to be secured for the construction of
an intra-coastal canal; providing for the institution of such proceedings
in the name of the county, and that the assessing of damages
shall be in conformity to the statutes of the State of Texas, for the
condemning and acquiring right of way by railroads, and providing
that no appeal shall cause suspension of work, and that counties shall
not be required to give appeal bond or bond for costs; and authorizing
the Commissioners' Courts of such counties to issue time warrants
bearing interest not exceeding six per cent. (6%) per annum to be
used in the payment either by outright purchase or after condemnation
proceedings of lands for right of way or easements and dumping
ground purposes for an intra-coastal canal; and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. That Section 1 of House Bill No. 818, Chapter
319, Acts of the 42nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1931, page
834, Session Laws, relating to the issuance of interest bearing
time warrants by Commissioners' Courts of all counties adjacent
to the Gulf of Mexico in payment for lands for right of way and
dumping ground purposes for an intra-coastal canal, be amended
so as to hereafter read as follows:
"Section 1. The right of eminent domain is hereby conferred
upon all counties adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico of the State of
Texas, for the purpose of condemning and acquiring land, right
of way or easement or dumping ground privileges in land, private
or public, except property used for cemetery purposes, where
said land, right of way, easement or dumping ground privilege
is necessary in the construction of an intra-coastal canal.
"All such condemnation proceedings shall be instituted under
the direction of the Commissioners' Court, and in the name of
the county, and the assessing of damages shall be in conformity
to the Statutes of the State of Texas for condemning and acquiring
of right of way by railroads. Provided, that no appeal from
the finding and assessment of damages by the Commissioners
appointed for that purpose shall have the effect of causing the
suspension of work by the county or the Government of the
United States, in connection with which the land, right of way,
easement, etc., is sought to be acquired; and provided, further,
that in case of appeal counties shall not be required to give bond,
nor shall they be required to give bond for costs.
"In all of the counties of this State adjacent to the Gulf of
Mexico, the Commissioners' Courts are authorized to issue time
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1931-1933 [Volume 28], book, 1933; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth17293/m1/15/: accessed January 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .