2021 Texas Statutes
Transportation Code
Title 4 - Navigation
Subtitle A - Waterways and Ports
Chapter 55 - Funding of Port Security, Projects, and Studies
Section 55.008. Maritime Port Mission Plan

Sec. 55.008. MARITIME PORT MISSION PLAN. (a) The committee shall prepare a two-year maritime port mission plan defining the goals and objectives of the committee concerning the development of maritime port facilities and an intermodal transportation system. The plan must include projects or studies submitted to the committee by any maritime port and recommendations for:

(1) the construction of transportation facilities connecting any maritime port to another transportation mode; and

(2) the efficient, cost-effective development of transportation facilities or maritime port facilities for the purpose of:

(A) enhancing international trade;

(B) enhancing security;

(C) promoting cargo flow;

(D) increasing cruise passenger movements;

(E) increasing maritime port revenues; and

(F) providing economic benefits to the state.

(b) The committee shall update the maritime port mission plan and shall submit the updated plan not later than December 1 of each even-numbered year to:

(1) the governor;

(2) the lieutenant governor;

(3) the speaker of the house of representatives; and

(4) the commission.

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1268, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1325, Sec. 18.07, eff. June 21, 2003.

Amended by:

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 480 (H.B. 699), Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2011.

Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 103 (S.B. 1959), Sec. 2, eff. May 21, 2019.

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