SB 553

86(R) - 2019
Senate State Affairs
Senate State Affairs
Eminent Domain

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive


Charles Schwertner
Brian Birdwell
Dawn Buckingham
Donna Campbell
Pat Fallon
Bob Hall
Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa
Bryan Hughes
Eddie Lucio Jr.
Borris Miles
Robert Nichols
Charles Perry
Kel Seliger
Judith Zaffirini

Bill Caption

Relating to the acquisition of certain real property in conjunction with the acquisition of real property for a public use through eminent domain procedures.

Fiscal Notes

According to the Legislative Budget Board, no significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

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.

Vote Recommendation Notes

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.