81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1540, Chapter 85 Page: 40 of 126
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S.B. No. 1540
2 (b) A street railway company is not exempt from payment of
3 assessments that may be imposed against it for street improvements.
4 (VA.S. Art. 6545 (part).)i
5 Sec. 131.902. FREIGHT INTERURBAN RAILWAYS. (a) An entity
6 incorporated as an electric, gas or gasoline, denatured alcohol, or
7 nap hha interurban or motor railway that engages in transporting
8 fr;ht is subject to the control of the department.
g9 (ib) A corporation described by Subsection (a) is not exempt
10 from payment of assessments that may be imposed against it for
11 street improvements.
12 c) An interurban railway described by Subsection (a):
13 (1) may exercise the same power of eminent domain as
14 given law to railroads;
15 (2) may exercise the power of eminent domain to
16 ac ire right-of-way on which to construct its railway lines and
17 sites for depots and power plants;
18 I1 (3) has the same rights, powers, and privileges as
19 granted by law to an interurban electric railway company; and
20 (4) may acquire, hold, and operate other public
21 utilities in and adjacent to a municipality in or through which the
S22 company operates.
23 (d) An interurban railway company described by Subsection
24 (a) may not condemn property on which is located a cemetery unless
25 it is affirmatively shown, and found by the court trying the
26 condemnation suit, that:
27 (1) it is necessary to take the property; and
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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/m1/40/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.