81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1540, Chapter 85 Page: 50 of 126
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S.B. No. 1540
by Section 52-a, Article III, Texas Constitution; and
(7) financing by rural rail transportation districts
a purposes provided by this chapter is a lawful and valid
purpose. (V.A.C.S. Art. 6550c, Sec. 1.)
I[Sections 172.004-172.050 reserved for expansion]
SUBCHAPTER B. CREATION
Sec. 172.051. APPLICABILITY- A county is eligible to
:e a district as provided by this chapter only if a rail line is
:ed in the county that:
(1) is being or has been abandoned through a
iuptcy court or Surface Transportation Board proceedings or
(2) carries three million gross tons per mile per year
, rt) 3(b), 3A(a)
13 or ess. (V.A.C.S. Art. 6550c, Secs. 2, L .. I
15 Sec. 172.052. CREATION OF DISTRICT BY MORE THAN ONE COUNTY.
16 (a) The commissioners courts of two or more counties that are a
17 contiguous area may by concurrent order:
18 (1) create a district; or
19 , (2) provide for the re-creation of a district by the
20 addition of one or more counties.
21 (b) Th district consists of the territory of each county
22 wh ose commissioners court adopts the concurrent order.
23' (c) Each concurrent order must s
24, (1) contain identical provisions for
26 !(2) be adopted at the time of the creation or
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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/m1/50/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.