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Relating to the acquisition of certain real property in conjunction with the acquisition of real property for a public use through eminent domain procedures.
According to the Legislative Budget Board, no significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
SB 553 would require a condemnor to make a separate offer for land that the condemnor will not seek to condemn. It would also update the Landowner's Bill of Rights to convey this information to the property owner.
Texas Action supports SB 553 because it promotes the principles of property rights and individual liberty. This bill would provide better transparency for landowners regarding what specific land is being sought for condemnation.