HB 2646

85(R) - 2017
House Transportation
House Transportation
Eminent Domain
Transportation & Infrastructure

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Armando Martinez

Bill Caption

Relating to advance acquisition of real property for a transportation facility.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, the Texas Transportation Commission is permitted to purchase an option to acquire property for a transportation facility before the commission has finally determined whether the transportation facility will be located on that property. HB 2646 would also allow the commission to acquire real property (instead of just acquire an option) before final determination and before environmental clearance has been issued for the transportation facility.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Given the procedural nature of this bill, HB 2646 does not appear to have a connection to our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral.

Organizations Supporting

Zachry Corporation