1-1  By:  Price (Senate Sponsor - Galloway)                H.B. No. 3232
    1-2        (In the Senate - Received from the House May 15, 1995;
    1-3  May 17, 1995, read first time and referred to Committee on
    1-4  Intergovernmental Relations; May 19, 1995, reported adversely, with
    1-5  favorable Committee Substitute by the following vote:  Yeas 8, Nays
    1-6  0; May 19, 1995, sent to printer.)
    1-7  COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR H.B. No. 3232                By:  Galloway
    1-8                         A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
    1-9                                AN ACT
   1-10  relating to the election of commissioners of the Port of Beaumont
   1-11  Navigation District of Jefferson County.
   1-13        SECTION 1.  Sections 9(a) and (d), Chapter 147, Acts of the
   1-14  51st Legislature, Regular Session, 1949, are amended to read as
   1-15  follows:
   1-16        (a)  Commissioners serve staggered four-year <six-year> terms
   1-17  with the terms of three <two> commissioners expiring every two
   1-18  years.
   1-19        (d)  One commissioner shall be elected from each of the four
   1-20  wards established under Section 10 of this Act by the qualified
   1-21  voters of that ward.  Two commissioners shall be elected at large
   1-22  by the qualified voters of the  district <Commissioners are elected
   1-23  by the voters of the District at large, and each ward is entitled
   1-24  to representation on the Board of Port Commissioners by a resident
   1-25  of the ward>.
   1-26        SECTION 2.  On the first Saturday in May 1997, commissioners
   1-27  of the Port of Beaumont Navigation District of Jefferson County
   1-28  shall be elected for Ward 1 and Ward 3 and for the at-large
   1-29  position that except for this Act would be filled at the May 1999
   1-30  commissioners election.  On the first Saturday in May 1999,
   1-31  commissioners shall be elected for Ward 2 and Ward 4 and for the
   1-32  second at-large position.  Commissioners elected at the 1997, 1999,
   1-33  and subsequent elections serve four-year terms.
   1-34        SECTION 3.  The importance of this legislation and the
   1-35  crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
   1-36  emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
   1-37  constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
   1-38  days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
   1-39  and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
   1-40  passage, and it is so enacted.
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