81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1540, Chapter 85 Page: 97 of 126
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(1) land under the jurisdiction of the department; or
(2) a rail line owned by a common carrier or
(c) To the extent possible, the district shall use existing
ra al'or intermodal transportation corridors for the alignment of
(d) An eminent domain proceeding is begun by the board's
adoption of a resolution declaring that the district's acquisition
of the property or interest described in the resolution:
j (1) is a public necessity; and
(2) is necessary and proper for the construction,
extension, improvement, or development of commuter rail facilities
and is in the public interest.
(e) The resolution is conclusive evidence of the public
necessity of the proposed acquisition and that the real property or
intere t in property is necessary for public use. (V.A.C.S. Art.
6550c , Sec. 4(e).)
;ec. 174.159. SUITS. (a) A district may:
9 p (1) sue and be sued;
S(2) institute and prosecute suits without giving
I security for costs; and
S2 ' (3) appeal from a judgment without giving a
3 supersedeas or cost bond.
4 (b) An action at law or in equity against the district must
5 be brought in the county in which a principal office of the district
6 isi located, except that a suit in eminent domain involving an
27 interest in land must be brought in the county in which the land is
S.B. No. 1540
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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/m1/97/: accessed July 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.