TRANSPORTATION CODE


TITLE 5. RAILROADS


SUBTITLE Z. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS


CHAPTER 199. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS


Sec. 199.001. AERIAL OR OTHER TRAMWAY TO MINE. (a) This section applies only to a person, firm, corporation, limited partnership, joint stock association, or other association that owns, constructs, operates, or manages an aerial or other tramway in this state between a mine, smelter, or railway.

(b) An entity described by Subsection (a) may hold and acquire by purchase or condemnation right-of-way. In the exercise of this right, the entity:

(1) is considered to be a common carrier;

(2) is subject to the jurisdiction and control of the department; and

(3) may exercise the power of eminent domain under which the entity may enter and condemn land, right-of-way, easements, or property of any person or corporation necessary for the construction, maintenance, or operation of the entity's aerial or other tramway.

(c) The power of eminent domain under Subsection (b) is exercised in the manner provided by law for the condemnation of land and acquisition of right-of-way by a railroad company.

Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 91 (S.B. 1303), Sec. 24.101, eff. September 1, 2011.