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§ 6112. Coordination with representatives from Texas--Report concerning joint action

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 74. State GovernmentEffective: April 28, 2021

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 74. State Government (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 81. Red River Boundary Commission and Compact
Effective: April 28, 2021
74 Okl.St.Ann. § 6112
§ 6112. Coordination with representatives from Texas--Report concerning joint action
A. The Red River Boundary Commission shall confer and act in conjunction with the representatives to be appointed on behalf of the State of Texas for the following purposes:
1. To evaluate the methods, surveys, historical maps, and other information used to establish the boundary line between this state and the State of Texas in the Texoma Area, as such area is defined in the Texoma Area Boundary Agreement;
2. To determine the location of the south bank of the Red River as the bank was located and marked by the United States Army Corps of Engineers before the beginning of construction of Lake Texoma, in accordance with subsection C of Article II of Section 6106 of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes;
3. To redraw the boundary line between this state and the State of Texas on any real property for which the United States Army Corps of Engineers granted an easement, prior to August 31, 2000, to at least two districts or authorities created under Section 59 of Article XVI of the Texas Constitution for the construction, operation, and maintenance of a water pipeline and related facilities in the Texoma Area in order to negate any effects the boundary as it is currently drawn has on property interests associated with such easements in the Texoma Area, and to redraw the boundary on such real property so that there is no net loss of property between either state so as to ensure that the redrawn boundary does not increase the political power or influence of either state, in accordance with:
a. the Lake Texoma preconstruction survey of the south bank of the Red River prepared by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, or
b. other historical records or documentation of the United States Army Corps of Engineers identifying the location of the south bank of the Red River, if the survey described by subparagraph a of this paragraph is unavailable;
4. To hold hearings and conferences in this state and in the State of Texas as necessary to accomplish the purposes of this act; and
5. To take other action, alone or in cooperation with the State of Texas or the United States, necessary to accomplish the purposes of this act.
B. No later than January 15, 2022, the Commission shall report to the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and appropriate committees of the Legislature the Commission's findings and recommendations concerning joint action by this state and the State of Texas regarding the amendment of the Texoma Area Boundary Agreement to incorporate the boundary between this state and the State of Texas in the Texoma Area as redrawn. No later than July 30, 2025, the Commission shall issue a final report to the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and appropriate committees of the Legislature.

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Laws 2021, c. 327, § 3, emerg. eff. April 28, 2021.
74 Okl. St. Ann. § 6112, OK ST T. 74 § 6112
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 3 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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