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Economic Freedom
(Travis County) February 18, 2011, 11:28 am report abuse
HB 279 is the companion to SB, which reforms eminent domain laws. While both bills provide some good reforms , they need improving. They should ensure that property is taken only for a public use, that owners can buy back property taken but not used in 5 years, and that government bears the burden of proof that their takings are legitimate. You can read our analysis on these bills at
(Hays County) February 18, 2011, 10:19 am report abuse
This is a great bill and should have the support of all Texans. Thanks for your leadership on this bill Mr. Chairman.
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(Travis County) February 17, 2011, 10:41 am report abuse
Introduced and referred to committee on House Land and Resource Management (2/15/11)
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