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Texas Laws | Water Code
WATER CODE
TITLE 4. GENERAL LAW DISTRICTS

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (25399)

Sec. 62.314. ADDITIONAL COMMISSION MEMBERS. (25400)(Text)

(a) From and after the entry of the order of annexation, the commission shall be constituted as provided in this section. (25401)

(b) The commissioners court of the annexed county shall appoint two commissioners, both of whom shall be electors who reside in the district. The two commission members shall be additional members of the commission of the district and shall have the same duties and receive the same compensation as incumbent commission members. (25402)

(c) The additional commission members shall hold office for a term equal to and expiring with the terms of the incumbent commission members or, if the members of the commission are serving staggered terms, expiring with the term of the commission member whose term first expires. (25403)

(d) At the expiration of the terms of the additional commission members, the terms of all commission members shall be automatically terminated. (25404)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (25405)

Sec. 62.315. CHANGE OF MEMBERSHIP OF NAVIGATION BOARD. (25406)(Text)

(a) After the annexation, the board shall be composed of the county judges and commissioners courts of the county of the annexing district and of the annexed county. (25407)

(b) Each individual member of the board shall be entitled to a vote and a majority in number of the individuals composing the board shall constitute a quorum. The action of a majority of the quorum shall control. (25408)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (25409)

Sec. 62.316. PERMANENT COMMISSION ORGANIZATION FOLLOWING ANNEXATION. (25410)(Text)

(a) After the expiration and termination of the terms of commission members as provided for in Section 62.314 of this code, the commission shall be organized as provided by this section. (25411)

(b) The commission shall be managed, governed, and controlled by five commission members. (25412)

(c) The commissioners courts of the county of the annexing district and of the annexed county shall each, by majority vote, appoint two commission members for a term of two years. (25413)

(d) At the expiration of the term of office of each commission member, the commissioners court which appointed that member shall, by majority vote, appoint a successor for a term of two years. (25414)

(e) The fifth commission member shall be chairman and shall serve for a term of two years. He shall be selected by a majority vote of the board of the district and appointed by the board. (25415)

(f) If any vacancy occurs through the death, resignation, or otherwise of any commission member, it shall be filled as in the first instance by appointment for the unexpired term. (25416)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (25417)

Sec. 62.317. PROVISIONS GOVERNING COMMISSION. (25418)(Text)

(a) Each commissioner appointed under Section 62.314 or 62.316 of this code shall be an elector of the district and shall serve his full term and until his successor is elected and has qualified unless sooner removed by the authority which appointed him for malfeasance or nonfeasance in office. (25419)

(b) Each commissioner shall execute a bond, take the oath, and have the powers and duties prescribed by the law applicable to the annexing district at the time of the annexation. (25420)

(c) Each commissioner is entitled to receive the compensation determined by the board. (25421)

(d) The commission, by majority vote, may execute all contracts and take all actions relating to governing the district. (25422)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (25423)

Sec. 62.318. LAW GOVERNING DISTRICT. (25424)(Text)

(a) The only changes made in the organization and operation of an annexing district which annexes an adjacent county are those contained in this subchapter. (25425)

(b) Each district annexing an adjacent county shall continue after the annexation to be governed by and subject to all of the laws applicable to the annexing district at the time of annexation. (25426)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (25427)

CHAPTER 63. SELF-LIQUIDATING NAVIGATION DISTRICTS (25428)(Text)

Sec. 63.001. DEFINITIONS. (25429)(Text)

As used in this chapter: (25430)

(1) "District" means a self-liquidating navigation district. (25431)

(2) "Board" means the navigation board. (25432)

(3) "Commission" means the board of navigation and canal commissioners. (25433)

(4) "Commissioner" means a member of the commission. (25434)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (25435)

Sec. 63.021. SELF-LIQUIDATING DISTRICTS. (25436)(Text)

(a) All navigation districts organized under the provisions of Article XVI, Section 59, of the Texas Constitution, and the provisions of Chapter 62 of this code, or organized under any local and special law enacted under the provisions of Article XVI, Section 59, of the Texas Constitution, which have voted bonds but have not issued or disposed of the bonds, and all districts organized under the provisions of this chapter are self-liquidating in character and may be made self-supporting and return the construction cost of the district within a reasonable period by tolls, rents, fees, assessments, or other charges other than taxation. (25437)

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