Texas Water Code
Sec. § 60.101
Acquisition and Maintenance of Port Facilities


(a)

Any district may acquire land or interests in land by purchase, lease, or otherwise, may convey the land or interest in the land by lease, installment sale, or otherwise, and may purchase, construct, enlarge, extend, repair, maintain, operate, develop, sell by installment sale, or otherwise, and lease as lessor or as lessee:

(1)

wharves and docks;

(2)

warehouses, grain elevators, other storage facilities, and bunkering facilities;

(3)

port-related railroads and bridges;

(4)

floating plants and facilities;

(5)

lightering, cargo-handling, and towing facilities;

(6)

everything appurtenant to these facilities; and

(7)

all other facilities or aids incidental to or useful in the operation or development of the districts ports and waterways or in aid of navigation and navigation-related commerce in the ports and on the waterways.

(b)

To the extent that the district incurs indebtedness, bonded or otherwise, for purposes of financing the above facilities which in turn are sold by installment sale or otherwise, the indebtedness, principal and interest, may be paid only from the loan or bond sale proceeds and from revenues generated from the project financed by the indebtedness, and security for payment of the principal of and interest on indebtedness shall be limited to a pledge of the projects revenues and the projects facilities including enlargements and additions.

(c)

An installment sale or a lease under this section is not a loan of the districts credit or a grant of public money. The acquisition and leasing of land and facilities for the purposes included in this section and the operation and industrial and business development of ports and waterways are a public purpose and a matter of public necessity.

(d)

A district may contract with a broker to sell a tract of land in the same manner as the commissioners court of a county under Section 263.008 (Broker Agreements and Fees for the Sale of Real Property), Local Government Code.
Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. Amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 411, ch. 84, Sec. 1, eff. May 10, 1983.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1027 (H.B. 2770), Sec. 8, eff. June 17, 2011.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 427 (S.B. 1395), Sec. 6, eff. June 1, 2017.
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