81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1540, Chapter 85 Page: 4 of 126
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S . B. No. _1540
1 SUBTITLE C. RAILROADS GENERALLY
2 CIICHAPTER 111. REGULATION BY TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
3 SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
4 ec. 111.001. DEFINITION OF PERSON. In this chapter:
5 1(1) "person" includes a corporation, as provided by
6 Section 312.011, Government Code; and
7 (2) the definition of "person" assigned by Section
8 311:.005, Government Code, does not apply. (New.)
9 Sec. 111.002. POWER AND AUTHORITY. To the extent not
10 preempted by federal law, the department:
11 (1) has power and authority over:
12 (A) railroads, including suburban, belt, and
13 terminal railroads;
14 r (B) public wharves, docks, piers, elevators,
15 warehouses, sh ds, tracks, and other property used in connection
16 w4 thtrailroads; and
17 (C) persons, associations, and private or
18 municipal corporations that own or operate a railroad, or a wharf,
19 IdoJ pier, elevator, warehouse, shed, track, or ot'er property
20 u sed in connection with a railroad; and
21 (2) shall govern and regulate those railroads,
22 pe sans, associations, and corporations and prevent abuses in the
23 conduct of their business. (V.A.C.S. Art. 6445, Subsec. (a).)
24 .:iSec. 111.003. TRANSFER OF RAILROAD AUTHORITY. On October
25 1, 2005, all powers and duties of the Railroad Commission of Texas
26 tha related primarily to railroads and the regulation of railroads
27 and that existed on that date were transferred to the department, as
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