78R7307 JTS-F

By:  Krusee                                                       H.B. No. 156

Substitute the following for H.B. No. 156:                                    

By:  Phillips                                                 C.S.H.B. No. 156

relating to the grant of the power of eminent domain to a regional mobility authority. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 361.003, Transportation Code, is amended by adding Subsection (m) to read as follows: (m) The governing body of a regional mobility authority has the same powers and duties that the commission and the department have under Subchapter D relating to the condemnation or purchase of real property. Notwithstanding Section 361.135(a), the concurrence of the commission is not a prerequisite to the exercise of the power of condemnation by the governing body of the regional mobility authority. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this Act takes effect September 1, 2003.