By Stiles H.B. No. 2914 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to the conveyance by the General Land Office of the 1-3 state's interest in certain real property. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. (a) Except as provided by Subsection (b) of this 1-6 section, the state shall grant and relinquish the state's right, 1-7 title, and interest in and to the real property described by 1-8 Subsection (e) of this section to the City of Port Arthur if the 1-9 City of Port Arthur pays the sum of $25,000 to the General Land 1-10 Office for the benefit of the permanent school fund. The 1-11 commissioner of the General Land Office, on behalf of the state, 1-12 shall convey the real property by issuing a patent to the City of 1-13 Port Arthur. 1-14 (b) The commissioner of the General Land Office shall 1-15 reserve: 1-16 (1) ownership of all oil, gas, and other minerals in, 1-17 on, or beneath the real property and the right to lease, explore, 1-18 and develop the real property on behalf of the permanent school 1-19 fund; and 1-20 (2) to the extent located on the real property, the 1-21 easement and right-of-way described by Section 5(a), Chapter 219, 1-22 Acts of the 54th Legislature, Regular Session, 1955. 1-23 (c) After the real property is conveyed to the City of Port 1-24 Arthur as authorized by this section: 2-1 (1) the City of Port Arthur may hold the real property 2-2 in the city's proprietary capacity; 2-3 (2) except as provided by Subsection (b) of this 2-4 section, the real property is not subject to a public use 2-5 restriction or any other restriction on the use or disposition of 2-6 the real property; and 2-7 (3) the City of Port Arthur may use, develop, lease, 2-8 sell, option, or convey all or part of the property for public or 2-9 private purposes. 2-10 (d) All previous grants, leases, easements, or other 2-11 conveyances of the real property by the City of Port Arthur or the 2-12 Pleasure Island Commission are confirmed. This Act does not affect 2-13 the rights or title of any private person or governmental entity to 2-14 any part of the real property. The patent issued by the 2-15 commissioner of the General Land Office as authorized by this 2-16 section enures to the benefit of the legal owners of the real 2-17 property. 2-18 (e) The real property referred to in this section consists 2-19 of tracts of land out of Sabine Lake, Jefferson County, Texas, 2-20 described by metes and bounds in patents of record in the General 2-21 Land Office, as follows: 2-22 (1) 1524.77 acres of land contained in three tracts, 2-23 as described in Patent Number 212, Volume 64A, file 2-24 Jefferson-Scrip-594, authorized by Chapter 181, Special Laws, Acts 2-25 of the 42nd Legislature, 1931, as amended by Chapter 170, Acts of 2-26 the 61st Legislature, Regular Session, 1969; 2-27 (2) 14.7 acres of land, as described in Patent Number 3-1 409, Volume 53A, file Jefferson-Scrip-596, authorized by Chapter 3-2 22, Acts of the 43rd Legislature, 1st Called Session, 1933; 3-3 (3) 1877.94 acres of land, as described in Patent 3-4 Number 80, Volume 26B, file Jefferson-Scrip-598, authorized by 3-5 Chapter 219, Acts of the 54th Legislature, Regular Session, 1955; 3-6 and 3-7 (4) 5920.82 acres of land contained in three tracts, 3-8 as described in Patent Number 338, Volume 35B, file 153420, 3-9 authorized by Chapter 206, Acts of the 60th Legislature, Regular 3-10 Session, 1967. 3-11 SECTION 2. (a) The state revokes and cancels all grants 3-12 made to the City of Port Arthur in and to the real property 3-13 described by Subsection (c) of this section that were executed 3-14 before the effective date of this Act. 3-15 (b) On the date the state executes the instrument revoking 3-16 and canceling all grants made to the City of Port Arthur as 3-17 provided by Subsection (a) of this section, the real property 3-18 becomes property of the permanent school fund. 3-19 (c) The real property referred to in this section consists 3-20 of all real property commonly known as Pleasure Island, which is 3-21 located in Jefferson County, Texas, that was conveyed to the City 3-22 of Port Arthur by legislative act of this state before the 3-23 effective date of this Act, excluding the real property described 3-24 by Section 1(e) of this Act. 3-25 SECTION 3. After the commissioner of the General Land Office 3-26 issues the patent as authorized by Section 1 of this Act, the 3-27 commissioner shall cancel the following patents: 4-1 (1) Patent Number 212, Volume 64A, file 4-2 Jefferson-Script-594, issued January 12, 1937; 4-3 (2) Patent Number 409, Volume 53A, file 4-4 Jefferson-Scrip-596, issued January 26, 1934; 4-5 (3) Patent Number 80, Volume 26B, file 4-6 Jefferson-Scrip-598, issued March 5, 1956; and 4-7 (4) Patent Number 338, Volume 35B, file 153420, issued 4-8 June 6, 1967. 4-9 SECTION 4. The following laws are repealed on the date the 4-10 commissioner of the General Land Office issues the patent as 4-11 authorized by Section 1 of this Act: 4-12 (1) Chapter 181, Special Laws, Acts of the 42nd 4-13 Legislature, Regular Session, 1931; 4-14 (2) Chapter 22, Acts of the 43rd Legislature, 1st 4-15 Called Session, 1933; 4-16 (3) Chapter 219, Acts of the 54th Legislature, Regular 4-17 Session, 1955; 4-18 (4) Chapter 206, Acts of the 60th Legislature, Regular 4-19 Session, 1967; 4-20 (5) Chapter 826, Acts of the 73rd Legislature, Regular 4-21 Session, 1993; and 4-22 (6) any law enacted before the effective date of this 4-23 Act that is in conflict with this Act, to the extent of the 4-24 conflict. 4-25 SECTION 5. The importance of this legislation and the 4-26 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 4-27 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 5-1 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 5-2 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended, 5-3 and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its 5-4 passage, and it is so enacted.