81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1540, Chapter 85 Page: 32 of 126
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rights and powers granted by law to a railroad company; and
(2) enter, condemn, and appropriate land,
right-of -way, easements, or other property of any person or
corporation to acquire:
(A) right-of-way on which to construct and
operate lines of railway for the acquiring corporation; or
(B) sites for depots or power plants. (V.A.C.S.
(2) for the purposes of Subdivision (1); enter on the
or water of any person or corporation, subject to
S'Sec. 131.013. RIGHT-OF-WAY. (a) A corporation described
by Section 131.012 may:
(1) lay out right-of-way not to exceed 200 feet in
width for its railways;
(2) construct its railways and appurtenances on that
S(3) with compensation being made in accordance with
(A) take for the purpose of cuttings and
emankments additional land necessary for the proper construction
and security of its railwa s; and
e i. (B) cut down any tree or remove any structure
tht ay be in danger of f lling on or obstructing its railway.
(b) The corporation may:
(1) have an ,examination and survey of its proposed
rail say made as necessary to select the most advantageous route;
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Texas. Legislature. Senate. 81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1540, Chapter 85, legislative document, May 20, 2009; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth310917/m1/32/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.