81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1540, Chapter 85 Page: 78 of 126
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S.B. No. 1540
1 (2) a rail line owned by a common carrier or
-3 :(c) To the extent possible, the district shall use existing
4 railor intermodal transportation corridors for the alignment of
5 its system.
6 (d) An eminent domain proceeding is begun by the board's
7 adoption of a resolution declaring that the district's acquisition
8 of the property or interest described in the resolution:
9 (1) is a public necessity; and
10 (2) is necessary and proper for the construction,
11 extension, improvement, or development of commuter rail facilities
12 and is in the public interest.
13 (e) The resolution is conclusive evidence of the public
14 necessity of the proposed acquisition and that the real property or
15 interest in property is necessary for public use. (V.A.C.S. Art.
16 6550c-1, Sec. 4(f).)
17 i Sec. 173.160. SUITS. (a) A district may:
18 (1) sue and be sued;
19 (2) institute and prosecute suits without giving
20 se rity for costs; and
21 (3) appeal from a judgment without giving a
22 supers deas or cost bond.
23 b An action at law or in equity against the district must
24 be' brought in the county in which a principal office of the district
25 is located, except that a suit in eminent domain must be brought in
26 the county in which the land is located. (V.A.C.S. Art. 6550c-1,
27 Sec. 4(c).)
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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/m1/78/: accessed May 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.