Texas property rights update

The state House passed a bill that limits the use of eminent domain yesterday. While this is good news, I'm still concerned for the reasons I listed here. But Rep. Beverly Woolley (R-Houston) says the measure is "intended to be a first step in protecting private property rights," so it's nice to know that this isn't the end of limitations on eminent domain.

Other info: the bill would take effect 1 November if signed by Gov. Perry. However, the Senate must now consider the bill. They can pass it as is, or try to hammer out a compromise with the House. I hope they just get it done. Time's running out on the special session.

UPDATE: Texas Insider echos my fears here.
Also, further commentary from TI here.


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