Section 43. All deep-water port commissions and all deep-water port, harbor, and terminal districts
as organized and constituted on January 1, 1974, including their powers and functions,
structure and organization, and territorial jurisdiction, are ratified and confirmed
and shall continue to exist, except that
(1) The legislature by law may grant additional powers and functions to any such commission
or district and may create new port commissions or port, harbor, and terminal districts.
(2) Only by law enacted by the favorable vote of two-thirds of the elected members
of each house, may the legislature consolidate or abolish any such commission or district
or diminish, reduce, or withdraw from any such commission or district any of its powers
and functions and affect the structure and organization, distribution, and redistribution
of the powers and functions of any such commission or district, including additions
to or reductions of its territorial jurisdiction.
(3) The legislature shall enact laws with respect to the membership of the commissions
provided in this Section. Once the law with respect to membership is enacted, it may be changed only by law
enacted by the favorable vote of two-thirds of the elected members of each house.
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