81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1540, Chapter 85 Page: 70 of 126
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S.B. No. 1540
(5) "District" means an intermunicipal commuter rail
district created under this chapter or under Article 6550c-1,
Revised Statutes, as that article existed before April 1, 2011.
(6) "District property" means property the district
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owns :or leases under a long-term lease.
(7) "System" means all of the commuter rail and
intermodal facilities leased or owned by or operated on behalf of a
district. (V.A.C.S. Art. 6550c-i, Secs. 1(2), (3), (5), (6), (7);
Sec. 173.003. LOCATION OF MUNICIPALITY IN COUNTY. For
purposes of this chapter, a municipality is located in a county only
if 90,percent o more of the population of the municipality resides
inthat county. (V.A.C.S. Art. 6550c-1, Sec. 2(d).)
Sec. 173.004. NATURE OF DISTRICT. (a) A district is a
pub ic body and a political subdivision of this state exercising
public and essential governmental functions.
(b) A district, in the exercise of powers under this
c Iater, is performing only governmental functions and is a
governmental unit under Chapter 101, Civil Practice and Remedies
Co de (V.A.C.S. Art. 6550c-1, Sec. 4(a) (part).)
: Sec. 173.005. SUNSET PROVISION. A district is subject
ev ry 12th year to review under Chapter 325, Government Code (Texas
Sunset Act). (V.A.C.S. Art. 6550c-1, Sec. 4(b).)
i [Sections 173.006 173.050 reserved for expansion]
SUBCHAPTER B. CREATION
Sec. 173.051. CREATION OF DISTRICT. (a) A district may be
create to provide commuter rail service between two
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