HB 2595

84(R) - 2015
House Urban Affairs
House Urban Affairs
Property Rights

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


James Keffer

Bill Caption

Relating to the use of municipal initiative and referendum to restrict property rights.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to State or local government.

Bill Analysis

HB 2595 would amend the Local Government Code to prohibit a municipality from holding an election proposed by a petition or approving a petition requesting the repeal or enactment of an ordinance if the repeal or enactment would restrict the right of a person to use or access the person's private property for economic gain. A person whose rights are affected by this violation may sue for injunctive relief to enforce this section.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill affirms the principle of property rights by preventing local governments and individuals from infringing upon private property rights through a democratic process. For this reason, we support HB 2595.