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  S.B. No. 1614
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the requirement that certain orders closing,
  abandoning, or vacating a county road be filed and indexed in the
  deed records of the county where the road is located.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subsection (b), Section 251.058, Transportation
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (b)  Title to a public road or portion of a public road that
  is closed, abandoned, and vacated to the center line of the road
  vests on the date the order is signed by the county judge in the
  owner of the property that abuts the portion of the road being
  closed, abandoned, and vacated. A copy of the order shall be filed
  in the deed records of the county and serves as the official
  instrument of conveyance from the county to the owner of the
  abutting property. The order shall:
               (1)  include the name of each property owner who
  receives a conveyance under this section;
               (2)  include the dimensions of the property being
  conveyed to each property owner; and
               (3)  be indexed in the deed records of the county in a
  manner that describes:
                     (A)  the county conveying the property as grantor;
  and
                     (B)  the property owner receiving the conveyance
  as grantee.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2009.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1614 passed the Senate on
  April 9, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1614 passed the House on
  May 15, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, one
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor