81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1540, Chapter 85 Page: 14 of 126
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i S.B. No. 1540
1 CHAPTER 112. POWERS AND DUTIES OF RAILROADS
2 SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
3 1Sec. 112.001. DEFINITION OF PERSON. In this chapter:
4 (1) "person" includes a corporation, as provided by
5 Section 312.011, Government Code; and
6. (2) the definition of "person" assigned by Section
7 311 5, Government Code, does not apply. (New.)
8 Sec. 112.002. GENERAL RIGHTS OF RAILROADS. (a) A railroad
9 com y has the right to succession.
10 (b) A railroad company may:
11 i . (1) sue, be sued, plead, and be impleaded in its
12 corpo :rate name;
13 (2) have and use a seal and alter the seal at will;
14 ! (3) receive and convey persons and property on its
15 raiway by any mechanical p wer, including the use of steam;
16 (4) regulate he time and manner in which, and the
17 compensation for which, passengers and property are transported,
18 subjec to the provisions of law;
19 (5) exercise the power of eminent domain for the
20 pur ps s prescribed by this subtitle or Subtitle D;
21 (6) purchase, hold, and use all property as necessary
22 for- the construction and use of its railway, stations, and other
23 accommodations necessary to accomplish company objectives, and
24 convey that property when no longer required for railway use; and
25 ii (7) take, hold, and use property granted to the
26 company to aid in the construction and use of its railway, and
27 convey that property in a manner consistent with the terms of the
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