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SUBCHAPTER C

SUBCHAPTER C. GENERAL AUTHORITY FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF FOREIGN TRADE ZONES BY CERTAIN JOINT BOARDS

Sec. 681.101. DEFINITION. In this subchapter, “joint board” means a joint board created by two or more municipalities with a combined population of more than one million under:

(1) Chapter 114, Acts of the 50th Legislature, Regular Session, 1947; or

(2) Section 22.074, Transportation Code.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 885 (H.B. 2278), Sec. 2.01, eff. April 1, 2009.

Sec. 681.102. GENERAL AUTHORITY FOR JOINT BOARD. (a) A joint board may apply for and accept a permit, license, or other grant of authority to establish, operate, and maintain:

(1) one or more foreign trade zones, as Texas ports of entry under federal law, in any county in which the board’s airport is located; and

(2) other subzones or other additions to an existing zone inside or outside that county.

(b) In operating and maintaining a foreign trade zone or subzone under this subchapter, a joint board may exercise any power or authority necessary to establish, operate, and maintain the foreign trade zone or subzone in accordance with federal law, rules, and regulations.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 885 (H.B. 2278), Sec. 2.01, eff. April 1, 2009.

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