Texas Water Code
Sec. § 60.072
Specific Powers of Districts


To accomplish the purposes stated in Section 60.071 (General Rule-making Authority) of this code, the commission may exercise the following powers:

(1)

control the operation of all types of vehicles using the roads maintained by the district, other than roads dedicated to public use by formal dedication, and prescribe the speed, lighting, and other requirements of these vehicles;

(2)

prohibit loitering on docks, wharves, piers, warehouses, sheds, or other properties of the district;

(3)

control the operation of all types of vessels using harbors, turning basins, basins, or navigable channels of the district and prescribe the speed, lighting, and other requirements of these vessels;

(4)

prohibit smoking and the use of flares, open fires, and inflammable, highly combustible, or explosive substances and materials on docks, wharves, piers, warehouses, sheds, and other properties of the district, or on those parts of the properties and at those times or during those periods as may, in the judgment of the commission, be determined to be dangerous to any of the property or inimical to the safety or general welfare of persons using the property or parts of it;

(5)

prevent on any of the property all trespasses, breaches of the peace and good order, assaults and batteries, fighting, quarrels, use of abusive, profane, or insulting language, disorderly conduct, and misdemeanor theft and punish offenders;

(6)

suppress and prevent any riot, affray, disturbance, or disorderly assembly on any of the property; and

(7)

license and regulate or suppress and prevent hawkers and peddlers utilizing or attempting to utilize the roads and other property of the district.
Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971.
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