1-1     By:  Price (Senate Sponsor - Galloway)                H.B. No. 3540

 1-2           (In the Senate - Received from the House May 8, 1997;

 1-3     May 9, 1997, read first time and referred to Committee on

 1-4     Intergovernmental Relations; May 17, 1997, reported adversely, with

 1-5     favorable Committee Substitute by the following vote:  Yeas 11,

 1-6     Nays 0; May 17, 1997, sent to printer.)

 1-7     COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR H.B. No. 3540                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.  Section 9(d), Chapter 147, Acts of the 51st

1-14     Legislature, Regular Session, 1949, is amended to read as follows:

1-15           (d)  One commissioner shall be elected from each of the four

1-16     wards established under Section 10 of this Act by the qualified

1-17     voters of that ward.  Two commissioners shall be elected at large

1-18     by the qualified voters of the  district [Commissioners are elected

1-19     by the voters of the District at large, and each ward is entitled

1-20     to representation on the Board of Port Commissioners by a resident

1-21     of the ward].

1-22           SECTION 2.  The importance of this legislation and the

1-23     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an

1-24     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the

1-25     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several

1-26     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,

1-27     and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its

1-28     passage, and it is so enacted.

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