Of all the bills discussed, cussed and passed in this legislative session in Texas – this one is BIG.
Critics of this bill said it would strengthen the rights of property owners – like that is a bad thing!!!
The “critics” could not possibly be certified land owners, but they are certifiably nuts.
The bill that further tightens state and local governments’ ability to invoke eminent domain was signed into law June 1. Here are some of the ways it better protects property owners:
- It requires government entities to make reasonable purchase offers to landowners for their property.
- It allows property owners to buy back their land at the original price 10 years later if it hasn’t been used by then.
- It adds criteria that agencies must meet before declaring eminent domain over private property.
Finally and thankfully