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Relating to the designation of a property as a historic landmark by a municipality.
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 2496 would prohibit a municipality from designating an area as a historic landmark without the property owner's consent or a 3/4ths vote of the governing body of the municipality and the zoning, planning, or historical commission of the city. A municipality would be required to allow a property owner to withdraw consent at any time during the designation process.
This bill would give property owners a say in whether or not their property receives a historic landmark designation. Texas Action recommends supporting HB 2496 because it promotes our principles of limited government and property rights.