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Beach Development - 56th R.S. (1959)

Committee Members
Robert W. Baker, Chair
Ben Glusing
Peter La Valle
George L. Preston
Bruce Reagan
Bill D. Wood
Charges
• Examine into the special conditions prevailing as to the shore line in the various areas, and shall file its report with the Legislature, whether in Special or General Session, at the earliest time compatible with the performance of its duties. The report shall include recommendations for legislation, including the following subjects:
(a) the most practical method of procuring the right-of-way necessary for construction of essential parallel highways and for vehicular parking areas (to facilitate access to the beach) all to be situated landward and above the beach;
(b) method of procuring easements for egress and ingress between such parking areas and the beach;
(c) procedure for negotiation and execution of cooperative agreements between the state and affected landowners for acquisition by gift or purchase of such rights-of-way and easements;
(d) recognition of rights in such landowners to construct works, including groins, for the protection of their property and meeting the standards to be prescribed in such legislation;
(e) method of negotiations with landowners for additional easements or deeds for park areas adjacent to the beach, for the use and pleasure of the public, provided such lands or easements can be obtained without cost to the state;
(f) any change necessary to bring general legislation into conformity with the fixed procedures applicable to National Seashore Areas, to the extent that lands along the coast may be designated to a National Seashore Area; and
(g) such other matters as in the opinion of the interim committee should be included in such report so as to facilitate the development of Texas' beaches as public recreational areas and to further their development as a tourist attraction.

Note:
Appointed by Speaker 12/6/1959 and Lieutenant Governor (Senate Journal, 56th 3rd C.S. p. 212), pursuant to SB 9, 56th 2nd C.S.
The report can also be found in H.J. of Tex., 57th Leg., R.S. 476 (1961) and S.J. or Tex., 57th Leg., R.S. 326 (1961).

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