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

The term "Stateline" as defined in this Compact shall not be construed to define the actual boundary between the State of Texas and the State of Louisiana. (15502)

ARTICLE X (15503)(Text)

Nothing in this Compact shall be construed as affecting, in any manner, any present or future rights or powers of the United States, its agencies, or instrumentalities in, to and over the waters of the Sabine River Basin. (15504)

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Representatives have executed this Compact in three counterparts hereof, each of which shall be and constitute an original, one of which shall be forwarded to the Administrator, General Services Administration of the United States of America and one of which shall be forwarded to the Governor of each State. (15505)

DONE in the City of Logansport, in the State of Louisiana, this 26th day of January, 1953.(SIGNED--Henry L. Woodworth)HENRY L. WOODWORTH,Representative for theState of Texas(SIGNED--John W. Simmons)JOHN W. SIMMONS,Representative for theState of Texas(SIGNED--Roy T. Sessums)ROY T. SESSUMS,Representative for theState of LouisianaAPPROVED:(SIGNED--Louis W. Prentiss)LOUIS W. PRENTISS,Representative of the United States. (15506)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. Amended by Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 824, ch. 374, Sec. 1, eff. June 12, 1973; Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 885, Sec. 1, eff. June 14, 1989. (15507)

CHAPTER 46. RED RIVER COMPACT (15508)(Text)

Sec. 46.001. RATIFICATION. (15509)(Text)

The Red River Compact, the text of which is set out in Section 46.013 of this code, is ratified and confirmed in all respects after having been signed at Denison Dam, on the Texas-Oklahoma border, on May 12, 1978, by John P. Saxton, commissioner for the State of Arkansas, Orville B. Saunders, commissioner for the State of Oklahoma, Arthur R. Theis, commissioner for the State of Louisiana, and Fred Parkey, commissioner for the State of Texas, and approved by R. C. Marshall, representative of the United States. (15510)

Added by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 551, ch. 261, Sec. 1, eff. May 24, 1979. (15511)

Sec. 46.002. ORIGINAL COPY. (15512)(Text)

An original copy of the compact is on file in the office of the secretary of state. (15513)

Added by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 551, ch. 261, Sec. 1, eff. May 24, 1979. (15514)

Sec. 46.003. COMMISSIONER. (15515)(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 IX of the compact. (15516)

Added by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 551, ch. 261, Sec. 1, eff. May 24, 1979. (15517)

Sec. 46.004. TERM OF OFFICE. (15518)(Text)

The appointed commissioner holds office for a term of six years and until his or her successor is appointed and qualified. (15519)

Added by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 551, ch. 261, Sec. 1, eff. May 24, 1979. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 608, Sec. 2. (15520)

Sec. 46.005. OATH. (15521)(Text)

The appointed commissioner shall take the constitutional oath of office and shall also take an oath to faithfully perform his or her duties as commissioner. (15522)

Added by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 551, ch. 261, Sec. 1, eff. May 24, 1979. (15523)

Sec. 46.006. COMPENSATION; EXPENSES. (15524)(Text)

(a) The appointed commissioner is entitled to receive as compensation $15,600 a year until otherwise provided by legislative appropriation and is entitled to reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses while traveling in the discharge of official duties. (15525)

(b) Repealed by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 608, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. (15526)

Added by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 551, ch. 261, Sec. 1, eff. May 24, 1979. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 608, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. (15527)

Sec. 46.007. POWERS AND DUTIES. (15528)(Text)

The appointed commissioner is responsible for administering the provisions of the compact and has all the powers and duties prescribed by the compact. (15529)

Added by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 551, ch. 261, Sec. 1, eff. May 24, 1979. (15530)

Sec. 46.0071. NOTICE OF COMPACT MEETINGS. (15531)(Text)

For informational purposes, the commissioner shall file with the secretary of state notice of compact meetings for publication in the Texas Register. (15532)

Added by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 608, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. (15533)

Sec. 46.008. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. (15534)(Text)

(a) The executive director of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission or a designated representative selected from the staff of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission shall also serve as a commissioner and represent this state on the commission established by Article IX of the compact. (15535)

(b) The executive director or the designated representative may exercise the powers and shall discharge the duties provided by the compact. (15536)

(c) The executive director or the designated representative is not entitled to additional compensation for performing the duties under the compact but is entitled to reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred while traveling in the discharge of official duties. (15537)

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