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(c) The Commission may: (15362)

(1) Employ such engineering, legal, clerical, and other personnel as in its judgment may be necessary for the performance of its functions under this Compact; (15363)

(2) Enter into contracts with appropriate Federal agencies for the collection, correlation, and presentation of factual data, for the maintenance of records, and for the preparation of reports; (15364)

(3) Perform all functions required of it by this Compact and do all things necessary, proper, or convenient in the performance of its duties hereunder, independently or in cooperation with appropriate governmental agencies. (15365)

(d) The Commission shall: (15366)

(1) Cause to be established, maintained and operated such stream and other gaging stations and evaporation stations as may from time to time be necessary for proper administration of the Compact, independently or in cooperation with appropriate governmental agencies; (15367)

(2) Make and transmit to the Governors of the signatory States on or before the last day of March of each year, a report covering the activities of the Commission for the preceding year; (15368)

(3) Make available to the Governor of any signatory state, on his request, any information within its possession at any time, and shall always provide access to its records by the Governors of the States, or their representatives, or by authorized representatives of the United States. (15369)

Article X (15370)

Nothing in this Compact shall be construed as: (15371)

(a) Affecting the obligations of the United States to the Indian Tribes; (15372)

(b) Subjecting any property of the United States, its agencies or instrumentalities, to taxation by any State or subdivision thereof, or creating any obligation on the part of the United States, its agencies or instrumentalities, by reason of the acquisition, construction or operation of any property or works of whatever kind, to make any payment to any State or political subdivision thereof, state agency, municipality or entity whatsoever, in reimbursement for the loss of taxes; (15373)

(c) Subjecting any property of the United States, its agencies or instrumentalities, to the laws of any State to an extent other than the extent to which such laws would apply without regard to this Compact; (15374)

(d) Applying to, or interfering with, the right or power of any signatory State to regulate within its boundaries the appropriation, use and control of water, not inconsistent with its obligations under this Compact; (15375)

(e) Establishing any general principle or precedent applicable to other interstate streams. (15376)

Article XI (15377)

This Compact shall become binding and obligatory when it shall have been ratified by the Legislature of each State and approved by the Congress of the United States. Notice of ratification by the Legislature of each State shall be given by the Governor of that State to the Governors of the other States and to the President of the United States. The President is hereby requested to give notice to the Governor of each State of approval by the Congress of the United States. (15378)

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, The Commissioners have executed four (4) counterparts hereof, each of which shall be and constitute an original, one (1) of which shall be deposited in the archives of the Department of State of the United States, and (1) of which shall be forwarded to the Governor of each State. (15379)

DONE at the City of Santa Fe, State of New Mexico, this 6th day of December, 1950./s/ John H. Bliss John H. BlissCommissioner for the State of New Mexico/s/ E.V. Spence E.V. SpenceCommissioner for the State of Texas/s/ Clarence Burch Clarence BurchCommissioner for the State of Oklahoma (15380)

APPROVED: (15381)

/s/ Berkeley Johnson (15382)

Berkeley Johnson (15383)

Representative of the United States of America (15384)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (15385)


Sec. 44.001. RATIFICATION. (15387)(Text)

The Sabine River Compact, the text of which is set out in Section 44.010 of this code, was ratified by the legislature of this state in Chapter 63, Acts of the 53rd Legislature, Regular Session, 1953, after having been signed at Logansport, Louisiana, on January 26, 1953, by Roy T. Sessums, representative for the State of Louisiana, and Henry L. Woodworth and John W. Simmons, representatives for the State of Texas, and approved by Louis W. Prentiss, representative of the United States. (15388)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (15389)

Sec. 44.002. ORIGINAL COPY. (15390)(Text)

An original copy of the compact is on file in the office of the secretary of state. (15391)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (15392)

Sec. 44.003. MEMBERS. (15393)(Text)

The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint two members to represent this state on the administration established by Article VII of the compact. (15394)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (15395)

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