Tex. Gov't Code Section 2204.103
Cession of Jurisdiction to United States


On written application of the United States to the governor, the governor, in the name and on behalf of this state, may cede to the United States exclusive jurisdiction, subject to Subsection (c), over land acquired by the United States under this subchapter over which the United States desires to acquire constitutional jurisdiction for a purpose provided by Section 2204.101 (Consent to United States to Acquire Land).


An application for cession must be:


accompanied by proper evidence of the acquisition of the land;


authenticated and recorded; and


include or have attached an accurate description by metes and bounds of the land for which cession is sought.


A cession of jurisdiction may not be made under this section except on the express condition, which must be included in the instrument of cession, that this state retains concurrent jurisdiction with the United States over every portion of the land ceded so that all civil or criminal process issued under the authority of this state or a court or judicial officer of this state may be executed by the proper officers of this state on any person amenable to service of process within the limits of the land to be ceded, in the same manner and to the same effect as if the cession had not occurred.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 268, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

Source: Section 2204.103 — Cession of Jurisdiction to United States, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­2204.­htm#2204.­103 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 2204.103’s source at texas​.gov