Law:Title 112. Railroads (Texas)
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Chapter 11. Railroad Commission Of Texas
Art. 6445a. SUNSET PROVISION. The Railroad Commission of Texas is subject to Chapter 325, Government Code (Texas Sunset Act). Unless continued in existence as provided by that chapter, the commission is abolished September 1, 2011.
Added by Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 1840, ch. 735, Sec. 2.060, eff. Aug. 29, 1977. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 479, Sec. 180, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 17, Sec. 5.22, eff. Nov. 12, 1991; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1233, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 2, Sec. 1.14(a), eff. July 10, 2009.
Art. 6492a. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; PACKING AND TRANSPORTATION. (a) Except as provided by Subsection (b) of this section, the Railroad Commission of Texas may by rule adopt any requirement that relates to the safe packing or transportation of hazardous materials and that is consistent with Chapter 27, Title 49, United States Code, or regulations adopted under that law.
(b) The commission may not adopt a requirement for the transportation of hazardous materials by vessel or by aircraft.
(c) The commission may adopt any administrative rules necessary for the implementation of this Act.
Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 214, eff. May 26, 1989.
Chapter 13. Miscellaneous Railroads
Art. 6541a. EXTENSION OF LINES TO SUPPLY LIGHT AND POWER. Any corporation now or hereafter organized under the laws of this state authorized to construct, acquire and operate electric or other lines of railway within and between any cities or towns in Texas and to acquire, hold and operate other public utilities in and adjacent to the cities or towns within or through which such company operates, may extend its electric light, power and gas lines, or either of them, for the purpose of supplying light, power and gas, or either of them, to the public residing beyond the territory adjacent to the cities or towns within or through which it operates, and for the purpose of so extending any such electric light, power and gas lines, any such corporation shall have all the rights and powers of extension now or hereafter possessed and enjoyed by public service corporations engaged in supplying and selling electric light, power and gas, or either of them as provided by law; and the powers herein granted shall not repeal either expressly or impliedly any of the anti-trust laws of the State of Texas.
Acts 1927, 40th Leg., p. 152, ch. 101, Sec. 1, eff. March 15, 1927.
Art. 6541b. STREET AND INTERURBAN RAILWAYS ABANDONED PERMITTED TO CONTINUE DISTRIBUTION OF GAS AND ELECTRICITY. That all private corporations which have heretofore been incorporated and are now authorized by their charters and the Statutes of this State to operate street and interurban railways with power to distribute and sell gas and/or electricity to the public and which have heretofore abandoned or discontinued or may hereafter abandon or discontinue the operation of street and interurban railways and motor buses substituted therefor are hereby authorized to continue to distribute and sell electricity and/or gas in accordance with their charters and the Statutes during the unexpired period of their corporate charters just as though they continued the operation of said street and interurban railways or motor buses, or both.
Acts 1937, 45th Leg., p. 414, ch. 209, Sec. 1, eff. April 26, 1937.
Art. 6548a. CERTAIN STREET AND INTERURBAN RAILWAY CORPORATIONS AUTHORIZED TO AMEND CHARTERS TO INCLUDE OPERATION AS MOTOR CARRIERS.
That private corporations heretofore incorporated for the purpose of operating street or interurban railways, which said private corporations have totally abandoned such operations prior to January 1, 1934, may amend their charters so as to include as a separate purpose of the corporation the acquiring, owning and operating of motor vehicles and motor buses for transportation of passengers for hire upon the public streets and public ways of cities and towns and upon the public ways of the adjacent unincorporated territory within five (5) miles from the limits of such cities and towns, provided however, this limit shall not be construed to prohibit any corporation conforming with this Act from contracting for chartered passenger service beyond said five (5) mile limit, under such reasonable regulations as may be legally imposed from time to time by such cities and towns within the limits thereof and the Commissioners' Courts of counties as now prescribed by Article 6548.
Contiguous Cities or Towns
If the boundary of one city or town is contiguous with the boundary or boundaries of another city or town, or other cities or towns, the authority granted under Section 1, hereof to operate within five (5) miles thereof, shall be construed to include any territory within five (5) miles of the limits of any such contiguous city or town.
Regulatory Authority of Railroad Commission Not Affected
Nothing in this Act shall be construed to deprive the Railroad Commission of Texas, of its exclusive authority to continue the regulation of buses and motor vehicles operating under its jurisdiction; nor shall this Act relieve such operators of the requirement to secure certificates or permits from the Railroad Commission authorizing such operations.
Itemized Statement of Money and Property and Value of Property to be Filed
Provided before any such amendment may be filed with the Secretary of State the Officers and Directors of any corporation shall file an affidavit with the Secretary of State giving a detailed itemized statement of what money and property is held or owned by it and the actual cash market value of each such item of property.
Acts 1937, 45th Leg., p. 675, ch. 337, eff. May 15, 1937.
Art. 6550a1. AERIAL OR TRAMWAYS TO MINES. Every person, firm, corporation, limited partnership, joint stock association or other association of any kind whatsoever, owning, constructing, operating or managing any aerial or other kind of tramway within this State between a mine, smelter or railway or either, may hold and acquire by purchase or condemnation rights-of-way, but in the exercise of such right shall be deemed to be a common carrier, and shall be subject to the jurisdiction and control of the Railroad Commission, and shall have the right and power of eminent domain in the exercise of which he, it or they may enter upon and condemn land, rights-of-way, easement and property of any person or corporation necessary for the construction, maintenance or operation of his, its, or their aerial or other kind of tramway; such right of eminent domain for acquiring rights-of-way provided for herein, shall be exercised in the manner prescribed by law for condemning of land and acquiring rights-of-way by railroad companies.
Acts 1927, 40th Leg., p. 379, ch. 256, Sec. 1, eff. March 31, 1927.