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(d) The commission shall organize and adopt rules and bylaws for conducting its business. It shall adopt a seal. The commission may not act on any matter except by an affirmative vote of a majority of all commissioners serving on the commission. (12902)

(e) The commission shall elect annually from among its members a chairman, vice-chairman, and treasurer. It shall appoint a director who serves at its pleasure. The director is also secretary of the commission. The director and treasurer shall be bonded in an amount and in a manner determined by the commission. The director is responsible for the appointment and discharge of personnel. He shall establish personnel policies, retirement programs, and employee benefit programs, subject to the approval of the commission. (12903)

(f) The commission shall establish and maintain such facilities as it considers necessary for transacting its business. (12904)

(g) For the purposes of this compact, the commission may accept and use gifts or grants of money, equipment, or supplies from any public or private legal entity and may accept and use the services of personnel made available to it by any public or private legal entity. (12905)

Article V. (a) Nothing in this compact shall be construed as: (12906)

(1) affecting the jurisdiction of any interstate agency in which a party state participates; (12907)

(2) affecting the provisions of any interstate compact to which a member state is a party, or any obligation of a member state under such a compact; (12908)

(3) discouraging additional interstate compacts in which one or more parties to this compact may be a party; (12909)

(4) discouraging the coordination of activities regarding a specific natural resource or any aspect of natural resource management; (12910)

(5) discouraging the establishment of intergovernmental planning agencies within the area of the states that are party to this compact; or (12911)

(6) limiting the jurisdiction or activities of any participating government or any agency or officer of a participating government except as expressly provided in this compact. (12912)

Article VI. The commission shall submit to the governor and legislature of each party state a budget of its estimated expenditures for a period of time as is appropriate, based on the laws of that state. Each budget of estimated expenditures shall contain specific recommendations as to the apportionment of costs among the party states. (12913)

Article VII. Any party state may, by legislative act and one year's notice, withdraw from this compact. (12914)

Article VIII. The provisions of this compact are severable. If any provision or application of it is held invalid, that does not affect the validity of any other provision or application. The provisions of this compact shall be construed liberally to accomplish its purposes. (12915)

Article IX. This compact does not seek to affect political balance within the federal system and shall not be construed as requiring the consent of congress under Article I, Section 10, United States Constitution. (12916)

Added by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 2001, ch. 785, Sec. 4, eff. June 13, 1979. (12917)

TITLE 6. TIMBER (12918)(Text)


Sec. 151.001. REQUIRED BILL OF SALE. (12921)(Text)

Before purchasing or accepting delivery of any trees, timber, logs, pulpwood, or in-woods chips, a seller shall provide and a purchaser shall require a bill of sale for the trees, timber, logs, pulpwood, or in-woods chips executed by the seller. The bill of sale may be a part of, a compilation of information taken from, or an addendum to, by way of example, a timber deed, scale ticket, weight ticket, cutting contract, harvest agreement, wood purchase agreement, or other records of the sale and purchase made at the time if all the information required by Section 151.002 is included. (12922)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2645, ch. 871, art. I, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Renumbered from Sec. 151.041 and amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 532, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. (12923)

Sec. 151.002. INFORMATION IN BILL OF SALE. (12924)(Text)

(a) The bill of sale, which may be filed of record in the appropriate real property records, shall at a minimum include: (12925)

(1) the name of the: (12926)

(A) owner of the land from which the trees, timber, logs, pulpwood, or in-woods chips were or are to be obtained; (12927)

(B) seller, if the seller is not the owner of the land; and (12928)

(C) purchaser; (12929)

(2) a description of the survey or tract of land from which the trees, timber, logs, pulpwood, or in-woods chips were or are to be obtained, or information from which the identity of that tract of land may be ascertained, but in any event including the county name; (12930)

(3) a general description of the trees, timber, logs, pulpwood, or in-woods chips conveyed in the bill of sale; and (12931)

(4) representations and a warranty from the seller that the seller is the lawful owner of all the trees, timber, logs, pulpwood, or in-woods chips conveyed in the bill of sale and that the trees, timber, logs, pulpwood, or in-woods chips are free and clear of all liens, security agreements, encumbrances, claims, demands, and charges. (12932)

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