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Closing of Texas Airports

Tuesday, September 11, 2001  •  Proclamation


I, RICK PERRY, Governor of Texas, do hereby find that the events of September 11, 2001, have given rise to a disaster including, but not limited to, the closures of all Texas airports and resultant emergency demand for transportation, shelter, and related services;

THEREFORE, in accordance with the authority vested in me by Chapter 418 of the Texas Government Code, I do hereby proclaim the existence of such disaster for the State of Texas for the limited purpose of invoking the protections and remedies available under Section 17.46(b)(25), Texas Business and Commerce Code, to combat attempts to take advantage of this disaster by charging excessive or exorbitant prices for fuel, food, shelter and other necessities. This state of disaster shall terminate at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2001.

In accordance with the Statutory requirements, copies of this proclamation shall be filed with the applicable authorities.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name and have officially caused the Seal of State to be affixed at my Office in the City of Austin, Texas, this the 11th day of September, 2001.

Rick Perry (signature)

Henry Cuellar, Ph.D (signature)
Secreatary of State

Filed in the office of the Secretary of State

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