TWA Fact Sheet on Eminent Domain Reform and SB 18/HB 279
Eminent domain law is tilted heavily in the favor of condemning entities. Condemning entities can legally offer property owners less than market value for their property without fear of repercussion. They also do not have to pay for all of the damages property owners incur as a result of the condemnation. These issues of fairness need to be addressed in Texas law to recognize the sacrifice these property owners are forced to make for the growth of our state. To address these issues TWA supports Senate Bill 18 by Estes and Duncan, and House Bill 279 by Geren.