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Texas Laws | Water Code
WATER CODE
TITLE 3. RIVER COMPACTS

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(Signed) S.O. Harper (15144)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (15145)

CHAPTER 42. PECOS RIVER COMPACT (15146)(Text)

Sec. 42.001. RATIFICATION. (15147)(Text)

The Pecos River Compact, the text of which is set out in Section 42.010 of this code, was ratified by the legislature of this state in Chapter 30, Acts of the 51st Legislature, Regular Session, 1949, after having been signed at Santa Fe, New Mexico, on December 3, 1948, by John H. Bliss, commissioner for the State of New Mexico, and Charles H. Miller, commissioner for the State of Texas, and approved by Berkeley Johnson, representing the United States. (15148)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (15149)

Sec. 42.002. ORIGINAL COPY. (15150)(Text)

An original copy of the compact is on file in the office of the secretary of state. (15151)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (15152)

Sec. 42.003. COMMISSIONER. (15153)(Text)

The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint a commissioner to represent this state on the commission established by Article V of the compact. (15154)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (15155)

Sec. 42.004. TERM OF OFFICE. (15156)(Text)

The commissioner holds office for a term of six years and until his successor is appointed and has qualified. (15157)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 607, Sec. 2. (15158)

Sec. 42.005. OATH. (15159)(Text)

The commissioner shall take the constitutional oath of office and shall also take an oath to faithfully perform his duties as commissioner. (15160)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (15161)

Sec. 42.006. COMPENSATION; EXPENSES. (15162)(Text)

The commissioner is entitled to compensation as provided by legislative appropriation. He is entitled to reimbursement for actual expenses incurred while traveling in the discharge of his duties. (15163)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (15164)

Sec. 42.007. EMPLOYEES; ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES. (15165)(Text)

The commissioner may employ engineering, legal, and clerical personnel as necessary to protect the interest of the state and to carry out and enforce the terms of the compact. He may incur necessary office expenses and other expenses incident to the proper performance of his duties and the proper administration of the compact. However, the commissioner shall not incur any financial obligation on behalf of this state until the legislature has authorized and appropriated money for the obligation. (15166)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (15167)

Sec. 42.0071. NOTICE OF COMPACT MEETINGS. (15168)(Text)

For informational purposes, the commissioner shall file with the secretary of state notice of compact meetings for publication in the Texas Register. (15169)

Added by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 607, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. (15170)

Sec. 42.008. POWERS AND DUTIES. (15171)(Text)

(a) The commissioner is responsible for administering the provisions of the compact, and he has all the powers and duties prescribed by the compact. (15172)

(b) The commissioner may meet and confer with the New Mexico commissioner at any place the commission considers proper. (15173)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (15174)

Sec. 42.009. COOPERATION OF TEXAS NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION COMMISSION. (15175)(Text)

The Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission shall cooperate with the commissioner in the performance of his duties and shall furnish him any available data and information he needs. (15176)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 607, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 795, Sec. 1.135, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 977, Sec. 34, eff. June 19, 1987; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 11.315, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. (15177)

Sec. 42.010. TEXT OF COMPACT. (15178)(Text)

The Pecos River Compact reads as follows: (15179)

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Entered Into by the States of (15181)

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and (15183)

TEXAS (15184)

Santa Fe, New Mexico (15185)

December 3, 1948 (15186)

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The State of New Mexico and the State of Texas, acting through their Commissioners, John H. Bliss for the State of New Mexico and Charles H. Miller for the State of Texas, after negotiations participated in by Berkeley Johnson, appointed by the President as the representative of the United States of America, have agreed respecting the uses, apportionment and deliveries of the water of the Pecos River as follows: (15188)

Article I (15189)

The major purposes of this Compact are to provide for the equitable division and apportionment of the use of the waters of the Pecos River; to promote interstate comity; to remove causes of present and future controversies; to make secure and protect present development within the states; to facilitate the construction of works for, (a) the salvage of water, (b) the more efficient use of water, and (c) the protection of life and property from floods. (15190)

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