81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1540, Chapter 85 Page: 92 of 126
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Si ~S.B. No. 1540
3ilo005, Government Code, does not apply. (New.)
Sec. 174.002. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
(1) "Board" means a district's board of directors.
(2) "Commuter rail facility" means any property
necessary for the transportation of passengers and baggage between
locations in a district. The term includes rolling stock,
locomotives, stations, parking areas, and rail lines.
(3) "Director" means a board member.
: (4) "District" means a commuter rail district created
under this chapter or under Article 6550c-3, Revised Statutes, as
that article existed before April 1, 2011.
(5) "System" means all of the commuter rail and
inte modal fac lities leased or owned by or operated on behalf of a
district. (V.AI.C.S. Art. 6550c-3, Secs. 1(2), (5), (7); New.)
Sec. 174.003. NATURE OF DISTrICT. (a) A district is a
public body and a political subdivision of this state exercising
public and essential governmental functions.
i (b) A district, in the exercise of powers under this
caper, is performing only governmental functions and is a
governmental unit under Chapter 101, Civil Practice and Remedies
Codc.! (V.A.C.S. Art. 6550c-3, Sec. 4(a) (part).)
Sec. 174.004. REQUIREMENT FOR SERVICE TO MUNICIPALITIES IN
DISTRICT. A municipality located in a district that wishes to be
served by commuter rail facilities of the district must pay for
construction of a commute rail station. (V.A.C.S. Art. 6550c-3,
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[Sections 174.005 174.050 reserved for expansion]
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