By Gallego H.B. No. 1375 76R1618 DWS-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to sale of a rail line by a rural rail transportation 1-3 district. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. Section 5, Chapter 623, Acts of the 67th 1-6 Legislature, Regular Session, 1981 (Article 6550c, Vernon's Texas 1-7 Civil Statutes), is amended by adding Subsection (r) to read as 1-8 follows: 1-9 (r) A district may not sell a rail line of the district 1-10 unless the sale is approved by the Texas Transportation Commission 1-11 as being consistent with the policies of this Act. The commission 1-12 by rule shall adopt procedures for applying for and obtaining 1-13 approval under this subsection. 1-14 SECTION 2. The importance of this legislation and the 1-15 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 1-16 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 1-17 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 1-18 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended, 1-19 and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its 1-20 passage, and it is so enacted.