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Beach Development - 57th R.S. (1961)

Committee Members
Robert W. Baker
Neil Caldwell
Robert C. Eckhardt
D. Roy Harrington
Bruce Reagan
A.R. 'Babe' Schwartz
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:
Appointed by Speaker (House Journal, 57th 1st C.S., p. 979) and Lieutenant Governor (Senate Journal, 57th 2nd C.S., p. 50), pursuant to SB 279, 57th Regular.

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