ARTICLE 3. ADVANCE ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY
SECTION 3.01. The heading to Chapter 202, Transportation Code, is amended to read as follows:
CHAPTER 202. CONTROL OF TRANSPORTATION [
SECTION 3.02. Chapter 202, Transportation Code, is amended by adding Subchapter F to read as follows:
SUBCHAPTER F. ADVANCE ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY
Sec. 202.111. DEFINITION. In this subchapter, "advance acquisition" means an acquisition by the commission under Section 202.112.
Sec. 202.112. ADVANCE ACQUISITIONS.
(a) The commission may purchase an option to acquire property for possible use in or in connection with a transportation facility, including a facility as defined by Section 227.001, before a final decision has been made as to whether the transportation facility will be located on that property.
(b) An advance acquisition shall be made by the commission using the procedures authorized under Subchapter D of Chapter 203 or other law authorizing the commission or the department to acquire real property or an interest in real property for a transportation facility. If the commission acquires real property or an interest in real property under Subchapter D of Chapter 203 or other law, the commission may make an advance acquisition in the manner provided by this subchapter.
(c) The commission may not make an advance acquisition by condemnation.
Sec. 202.113. DISPOSAL OF SURPLUS PROPERTY.
The commission shall dispose of property acquired by advance acquisition that is not needed for a transportation facility in the manner provided by Subchapter B.
Sec. 202.114. MANAGEMENT.
If requested by the department, property acquired by advance acquisition may be managed by the General Land Office on behalf of the department as the department and the General Land Office may agree. Subchapter E, Chapter 31, Natural Resources Code, does not apply to property acquired under this subchapter.