Texas Farmers Seek Eminent Domain Reform

Texas Farmers Seek Eminent Domain ReformTexas Farm Bureau’s leadership conference this year focused on eminent domain as a top priority in this year’s legislative session, and the ball is already rolling in both chambers.

Legislation filed by Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, and Rep. DeWayne Burns, R-Cleburne focuses on areas where private companies seek to use eminent domain authority to seize privately owned land. These bills address:

  • Requiring public meetings to answer questions and explain the eminent domain process;
  • Requiring minimum protections in contracts; and
  • Holding companies accountable for offering landowners less than they are owed.

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