Article 10, Texas Constitution

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Article 10 of the Texas Constitution is labeled Railroads. It originally had nine sections. As of 2009, all but one of them (Section 2) have been repealed.

Section 1

Text of Section 1:


Repealed august 5, 1969.[1]

Section 2

Text of Section 2:

Public Highways; Common Carriers; Regulation of Tariffs, Correction of Abuses, and Prevention of Discrimination and Extortion; Means and Agencies

Railroads heretofore constructed or which may hereafter be constructed in this state are hereby declared public highways, and railroad companies, common carriers. The Legislature shall pass laws to regulate railroad, freight and passenger tariffs, to correct abuses and prevent unjust discrimination and extortion in the rates of freight and passenger tariffs on the different railroads in this state, and enforce the same by adequate penalties; and to the further accomplishment of these objects and purposes, may provide and establish all requisite means and agencies invested with such powers as may be deemed adequate and advisable.[1]


  • Amended November 4, 1890.

Sections 3-9

Text of Sections 3-9:


Repealed August 5, 1969.[1]

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