Check out the latest eminent domain news in Texas for February 2022:
Texas Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Bullet Train, Eminent Domain Case
The Texas Supreme Court heard arguments last month in a key case involving the plan to build a bullet train between Dallas and Houston.
The question was whether “Texas Central” is a railroad, under the state’s definition, which would give them the power to use eminent domain to acquire property for the rail line, and whether a business must show a reasonable probability of project completion to invoke eminent domain.
Ellzey and Brady sponsor bill to limit high-speed rail
Source: Waxahachie Daily Light
Ellis County U.S. Congressman Jake Ellzey and ranking member Kevin Brady have introduced the High-Speed Rail Land Acquisition Assurance Act to protect the property rights of Americans. This bill as filed would require companies to acquire all the land needed to finish a high-speed rail project before construction can begin.
City Council Approves Use of Eminent Domain As Lake Nasworthy Homeowner Delays Wastewater Project
The San Angelo City Council approved a resolution to authorize “eminent domain proceedings for the acquisition of property necessary for the installation and completion of pipelines and appurtenances designed to expand, repair, and replace portions of the City’s wastewater collection and transmission system.”