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Texas eminent domain bill becomes law

Gov. Rick Perry on Monday signed into law a bill that further limits government entities’ ability to seize private property.

The legislation, Senate Bill 18, was one of Gov. Perry’s so-called emergency initiatives for the current legislative session, which ends May 30. It strengthens a property owner’s right to defend against eminent domain from government agencies and private entities. Both the U.S. and Texas constitutions prohibit taking private property without just compensation.

“Today is a proud day for Texas landowners,” said Joe Parker Jr., president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. “After years of hard work, Texas has new eminent domain law that will protect the private property rights of Texans; something TSCRA has been working toward for a very long time.”

The new law goes into effect Sept. 1.

Click here to read more background on the bill.
Read more: Texas eminent domain bill becomes law | Houston Business Journal

Reprint from Bizjournals.com        by Ashley Furness, Austin Business Journal
 
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