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Port withdraws controversial legislation - The Galveston County Daily News : News

July 29, 2014

Port withdraws controversial legislation

Posted: Saturday, April 9, 2011 12:00 am

GALVESTON — The port and city of Galveston on Friday asked state Rep. Craig Eiland D-Galveston to withdraw a bill that would have allowed private investors to set rates and tariffs and establish and enforce rules at public ports.

Port managers had said provisions in House Bill 3456 were necessary to a proposed agreement that would turn over management of the public docks to a joint venture formed by a major investment group and one of the world’s largest maritime shipping terminal operators.

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