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Beach Development - 67th R.S. (1981)

Committee Members
J.E. 'Buster' Brown
E. Douglas McLeod
René O. Oliveira
Carl Parker
Ken Riley
Hector Uribe
Jack Best
Schwartz
Phil Wilson
Charges
• Study the development of beach areas. Such interim committee shall examine the special conditions prevailing as to the shore line in the various areas, and shall file its report to 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) Such other related 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:
According to a July 10, 1982 article in the Corpus Christi Caller Times, "Panel discusses problems surrounding beaches," this committee was a recent revival of an inactive committee originally created in the 1950s, most likely by SB 9, 56th 2nd C.S. or SB 279, 57th R.S.
Charges are based on SB 279, 57th Regular Session.
Membership information is from the committee minutes and the Corpus Christi Caller Times. Full information was not available for all members.

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