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  S.B. No. 1382
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the coordination of the planning, construction,
  operation, and maintenance of a statewide passenger rail system by
  the Texas Department of Transportation.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter H, Chapter 201, Transportation Code,
  is amended by adding Sections 201.6012 and 201.6013 to read as
  follows:
         Sec. 201.6012.  COORDINATION OF STATEWIDE PASSENGER RAIL
  SYSTEM.  To facilitate the development and interconnectivity of
  rail systems in this state, the department shall coordinate
  activities regarding the planning, construction, operation, and
  maintenance of a statewide passenger rail system.  The department
  shall coordinate with other entities involved with passenger rail
  systems, including governmental entities, private entities, and
  nonprofit corporations.
         Sec. 201.6013.  LONG-TERM PLAN FOR STATEWIDE PASSENGER RAIL
  SYSTEM.  The department shall prepare and update annually a
  long-term plan for a statewide passenger rail system.  Information
  contained in the plan must include:
               (1)  a description of existing and proposed passenger
  rail systems;
               (2)  information regarding the status of passenger rail
  systems under construction;
               (3)  an analysis of potential interconnectivity
  difficulties;
               (4)  ridership projections for proposed passenger rail
  projects; and
               (5)  ridership statistics for existing passenger rail
  systems.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2009.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1382 passed the Senate on
  April 30, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 1.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1382 passed the House on
  May 27, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 148, Nays 0, one
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor