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8 GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS.
warrants bearing interest at a rate not exceeding six per cent
(6%) per annum, to be used for the purpose of purchasing or
paying for lands for right of way and easement and dumping
ground purposes for an intra-coastal canal. The lands needed
may be acquired by direct purchase or by payment after condemnation
SEC. 2. The fact that counties adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico
have not the right of Eminent Domain, and cannot institute proceedings
to acquire land necessary to construct canals or an
intra-coastal canal; and that it is essential in such counties that
they have this right in order to proceed with public improvements;
and the fact that this Act will enable coastal counties
to obtain right of way, easements and dumping ground for an
intra-coastal canal, to be constructed by the United States Government,
create an emergency and an imperative public necessity
that the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on
three several days in each House be, and the same is, hereby
suspended, and that this Act take effect and be in force from
and after its passage, and it is so enacted.
Approved August 6, 1931.
Effective August 6, 1931.
[NOTE: S. B. No. 20 passed the Senate by a vote of 23 yeas,
2 nays; passed the House by a vote of 105 yeas, 1 nay.]
RELATING TO BRAZOS RIVER CONSERVATION AND
H. B. No. 21.] CHAPTER 5.
An Act amending Section 5 of Chapter 13, Local and Special Laws, Acts
2nd Called Session, 41st Legislature, relating to the creation of the
Brazos River Conservation and Reclamation District and the establishment
of the boundaries thereof; reappropriating for said purpose
the unexpended balance of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00)
appropriated for said purpose by Chapter 35, General Laws, passed at
the Regular Session of the 42nd Legislature, and limiting the time
in which said appropriation may be expended to prior to June 1,
1932, and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. That Section 5 of Chapter 13, Local and Special
Laws, passed at the 2nd Called Session of the 41st Legislature,
be amended so as to hereafter read as follows:
Sec. 5. The area of said District is hereby established to
comprise the whole of all counties lying wholly or in part in
the watershed of the Brazos River and its tributary streams as
the same is made certain by the State contour maps now on file
in the office of the State Board of Water Engineers, except the
Counties of Freestone, Leon and Madison. It is provided, how-
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