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

"ARTICLE XII (15747)(Text)
"TERMINATION AND AMENDMENT OF COMPACT (15748)(Text)

"Sec. 12.01. This Compact may be terminated at any time by appropriate action of the legislatures of all of the four Signatory States. In the event of such termination, all rights established under it shall continue unimpaired. (15749)

"Sec. 12.02. This Compact may be amended at any time by appropriate action of the legislatures of all Signatory States that are affected by such amendment. The consent of the United States Congress must be obtained before any such amendment is effective. (15750)

"ARTICLE XIII (15751)(Text)
"RATIFICATION AND EFFECTIVE DATE OF COMPACT (15752)(Text)

"Sec. 13.01. Notice of ratification of this Compact by the legislature of each Signatory State shall be given by the governor thereof to the governors of each of the other Signatory States and to the President of the United States. The President is hereby requested to give notice to the governors of each of the Signatory States of the consent to this Compact by the Congress of the United States. (15753)

"Sec. 13.02. This Compact shall become effective, binding and obligatory when, and only when: (15754)

"(a) It has been duly ratified by each of the Signatory States; and (15755)

"(b) It has been consented to by an Act of the Congress of the United States, which Act provides that: (15756)

"https://www.easylawlookup.com/Texas-Law/Water-Code/statute/SA*/!1!/_easylookup.blp?data=WATERC2&sidfw=&site=EASY&location=77651&spon=&stype=S&sterm=statute&smode=AND&sexact=OFF&dlevel=2" title="Search for the word statute in Texas law Water Code" onclick="return clickword(this.href, this.name, '0', 'statute', '', '', 'TEXASLAWS', 'WATERC2', 'statute', '34.229.63.215', 'BOT', '77651', '', 'data=WATERC2|sidfw=|site=EASY|location=77530|spon=|stype=S|sterm=+|smode=AND|sexact=OFF|pgno=520|par=15766|dlevel=2', '' );">statute of the United States to the contrary notwithstanding, in any case or controversy: (15757)

"https://www.easylawlookup.com/Texas-Law/Water-Code/involves/SA*/!1!/_easylookup.blp?data=WATERC2&sidfw=&site=EASY&location=77651&spon=&stype=S&sterm=involves&smode=AND&sexact=OFF&dlevel=2" title="Search for the word involves in Texas law Water Code" onclick="return clickword(this.href, this.name, '0', 'involves', '', '', 'TEXASLAWS', 'WATERC2', 'involves', '34.229.63.215', 'BOT', '77651', '', 'data=WATERC2|sidfw=|site=EASY|location=77530|spon=|stype=S|sterm=+|smode=AND|sexact=OFF|pgno=520|par=15766|dlevel=2', '' );">involves the construction or application of this Compact; (15758)

"https://www.easylawlookup.com/Texas-Law/Water-Code/one/SA*/!1!/_easylookup.blp?data=WATERC2&sidfw=&site=EASY&location=77651&spon=&stype=S&sterm=one&smode=AND&sexact=OFF&dlevel=2" title="Search for the word one in Texas law Water Code" onclick="return clickword(this.href, this.name, '0', 'one', '', '', 'TEXASLAWS', 'WATERC2', 'one', '34.229.63.215', 'BOT', '77651', '', 'data=WATERC2|sidfw=|site=EASY|location=77530|spon=|stype=S|sterm=+|smode=AND|sexact=OFF|pgno=520|par=15766|dlevel=2', '' );">one or more of the Signatory States to this Compact is a plaintiff or plaintiffs; and (15759)

"https://www.easylawlookup.com/Texas-Law/Water-Code/within/SA*/!1!/_easylookup.blp?data=WATERC2&sidfw=&site=EASY&location=77651&spon=&stype=S&sterm=within&smode=AND&sexact=OFF&dlevel=2" title="Search for the word within in Texas law Water Code" onclick="return clickword(this.href, this.name, '0', 'within', '', '', 'TEXASLAWS', 'WATERC2', 'within', '34.229.63.215', 'BOT', '77651', '', 'data=WATERC2|sidfw=|site=EASY|location=77530|spon=|stype=S|sterm=+|smode=AND|sexact=OFF|pgno=520|par=15766|dlevel=2', '' );">within the judicial power of the United States as set forth in the Constitution of the United States; (15760)

"https://www.easylawlookup.com/Texas-Law/Water-Code/requirement/SA*/!1!/_easylookup.blp?data=WATERC2&sidfw=&site=EASY&location=77651&spon=&stype=S&sterm=requirement&smode=AND&sexact=OFF&dlevel=2" title="Search for the word requirement, in Texas law Water Code" onclick="return clickword(this.href, this.name, '0', 'requirement', '', '', 'TEXASLAWS', 'WATERC2', 'requirement', '34.229.63.215', 'BOT', '77651', '', 'data=WATERC2|sidfw=|site=EASY|location=77530|spon=|stype=S|sterm=+|smode=AND|sexact=OFF|pgno=520|par=15766|dlevel=2', '' );">requirement, limitation or regard as to the sum or value of the matter in controversy, or of the place of residence or citizenship of, or of the nature, character or legal status of, any of the other proper parties plaintiff or defendant in such case or controversy: (15761)

"https://www.easylawlookup.com/Texas-Law/Water-Code/consent/SA*/!1!/_easylookup.blp?data=WATERC2&sidfw=&site=EASY&location=77651&spon=&stype=S&sterm=consent&smode=AND&sexact=OFF&dlevel=2" title="Search for the word consent in Texas law Water Code" onclick="return clickword(this.href, this.name, '0', 'consent', '', '', 'TEXASLAWS', 'WATERC2', 'consent', '34.229.63.215', 'BOT', '77651', '', 'data=WATERC2|sidfw=|site=EASY|location=77530|spon=|stype=S|sterm=+|smode=AND|sexact=OFF|pgno=520|par=15766|dlevel=2', '' );">consent of Congress is given to name and join the United States as a party defendant or otherwise in any such case or controversy in the Supreme Court of the United States if the United States is an indispensable party thereto. (15762)

"Sec. 13.03. The United States District Courts shall have original jurisdiction (concurrent with that of the Supreme Court of the United States, and concurrent with that of any other Federal or state court, in matters in which the Supreme Court, or other court has original jurisdiction) of any case or controversy involving the application or construction of this Compact; that said jurisdiction shall include, but not be limited to, suits between Signatory States; and that the venue of such case or controversy may be brought in any judicial district in which the acts complained of (or any portion thereof) occur. (15763)

"https://www.easylawlookup.com/Texas-Law/Water-Code/SIGNED/SA*/!1!/_easylookup.blp?data=WATERC2&sidfw=&site=EASY&location=77651&spon=&stype=S&sterm=signed&smode=AND&sexact=OFF&dlevel=2" title="Search for the word SIGNED in Texas law Water Code" onclick="return clickword(this.href, this.name, '0', 'SIGNED', '', '', 'TEXASLAWS', 'WATERC2', 'SIGNED', '34.229.63.215', 'BOT', '77651', '', 'data=WATERC2|sidfw=|site=EASY|location=77530|spon=|stype=S|sterm=+|smode=AND|sexact=OFF|pgno=520|par=15766|dlevel=2', '' );">SIGNED AND APPROVED on the 12th day of May 1978 at Denison Dam.John P. Saxton Arthur R. Theis John P. Saxton, CommissionerArthur R. Theis, CommissionerState of ArkansasState of LouisianaOrville B. Saunders Fred Parkey Orville B. Saunders,Fred Parkey,CommissionerCommissionerState of OklahomaState of TexasR.C. Marshall R.C. MARSHALL, Major GeneralRepresentativeUnited States of America" (15764)

Added by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 551, ch. 261, Sec. 1, eff. May 24, 1979. (15765)

TITLE 4. GENERAL LAW DISTRICTS (15766)(Text)

CHAPTER 49. PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL DISTRICTS (15767)(Text)

Sec. 49.001. DEFINITIONS. (15768)(Text)

(a) As used in this chapter: (15769)

(1) "District" means any district or authority created by authority of either Sections 52(b)(1) and (2), Article III, or Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, regardless of how created. The term "district" shall not include any navigation district or port authority created under general or special law, any conservation and reclamation district created pursuant to Chapter 62, Acts of the 52nd Legislature, 1951 (Article 8280-141, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), or any conservation and reclamation district governed by Chapter 36 unless a special law creating the district or amending the law creating the district states that this chapter applies to that district. (15770)

(2) "Commission" means the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. (15771)

(3) "Board" means the governing body of a district. (15772)

(4) "Executive director" means the executive director of the commission. (15773)

(5) "Water supply corporation" means a nonprofit water supply or sewer service corporation created or operating under Chapter 67. (15774)

(6) "Director" means either a supervisor or director appointed or elected to the board. (15775)

(7) "Municipal solid waste" has the same meaning assigned by Section 361.003, Health and Safety Code. (15776)

(8) "Special water authority" means a river authority as that term is defined in Section 30.003, or a district created by a special Act of the legislature that: (15777)

(A) is a provider of water or wastewater service to two or more municipalities; and (15778)

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