(a) The district may acquire by gift, grant, purchase, or condemnation any land, easements,
rights-of-way, and other property interests necessary to construct or improve a jail
(b) The district may lease property on terms and conditions the board determines advantageous
to the district.
(c) The district may acquire land for a jail facility by condemnation if the board
determines, after notice and hearing, that it is necessary. The right of eminent domain must be exercised in the manner provided by Chapter
21, Property Code, except that the district is not required to give bond for appeal
or bond for costs in a condemnation suit or other suit to which it is a party and
is not required to deposit double the amount of any award in any suit.
(d) If the district, in the exercise of the power of eminent domain, makes necessary
the relocation, raising, lowering, rerouting, or changing in grade or alteration of
the construction of any highway, railroad, electric transmission or distribution line,
telephone or telegraph properties and facilities, or pipeline, all necessary relocations,
raising, lowering, rerouting, changing in grade, or alteration of construction shall
be accomplished at the sole expense of the district. “Sole expense” means the actual cost of relocation, raising, lowering, rerouting,
or changing in grade or alteration of construction to provide comparable replacement
without enhancement of facilities, after deducting the net salvage value derived from
the old facility.
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