The Laws of Texas, 1931-1933 [Volume 28] Page: 33 of 2,111
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FORTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE-FIRST CALLED SESSION. 25
are situated within a single county, and which may be interested
in, or in the judgment of the governing bodies of such district,
may be benefited by any navigation project which has been approved
by Act of Congress of the United States, or by the Secretary
of War, shall have power to enter into contracts with the
Government of the United States, and with any one or more
of such navigation districts interested in such common project,
for the purpose of consummating such project, or in aid thereof;
and are expressly authorized, as parts of such contracts, to
assume joint, or joint and several liability for the construction,
completion, and consummation of such project, and for the
acquisition of real or other property in connection therewith;
to lend and contribute funds of such navigation districts to the
United States, or to any other such navigation district, in support,
or in aid of such project; and to assume and become responsible
for valid obligations of the United States, or of any
such navigation district or districts incurred in furtherance of
such common project.
Sec. 2. All contracts so made and entered into by such navigation
district shall be approved by resolution of the governing
bodies of such districts and shall be executed by the presiding
officer of such governing body, duly attested by the corporate
seal of the navigation district.
Sec. 3. It is the purpose and intent of this Act to confer
upon navigation districts incorporated under the laws of this
State, and jointly or mutually interested in a navigation project
which has been approved by the Government of the United
States, either by Act of Congress, or Act of the Secretary of
War, the fullest possible power of contract with regard to such
navigation project of common interest.
Sec. 4. The near approach of the end of the session and the
great importance of this Act to inhabitants of counties situated
on the Gulf of Mexico, creates an emergency and imperative
public necessity that the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to
be read on three several days be suspended, and this Act take
effect from and after its passage; and it is so ordered.
Approved August 12, 1931.
Effective August 12, 1931.
[NOTE: H. B. No. 65 passed the House by a vote of 103 yeas,
3 nays; passed the Senate by a vote of 31 yeas, 0 nays.]
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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/m1/33/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .