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HB 528 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to establishing actual progress for the purposes of determining the right to repurchase real property from a condemning entity. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 2076 85-0 (2017) Author: Schubert, Leighton Relating to establishing actual progress for the purposes of determining the right to repurchase real property from a condemning entity. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 2090 85-0 (2017) Author: VanDeaver, Gary Relating to compensation for heritage property acquired through eminent domain. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 2160 85-0 (2017) Author: Wray, John | et. al. Relating to the assessment of damages for certain condemnations by a high-speed rail company. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 2179 85-0 (2017) Author: Cook, Byron | et. al. Relating to the acquisition and disposition of real property intended for high-speed rail projects. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 2684 85-0 (2017) Author: Burns, DeWayne | et. al. Relating to the acquisition of property by an entity with eminent domain authority; waiving certain sovereign and governmental immunity. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 2694 85-0 (2017) Author: Kacal, Kyle Relating to requirements for a bona fide offer for the acquisition of property by an entity with eminent domain authority. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 3170 85-0 (2017) Author: Bell, Cecil Relating to the protection of the rights of a property owner in an eminent domain proceeding. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 3441 85-0 (2017) Author: Holland, Justin | et. al. Relating to compensation to a property owner for property acquired by an entity with eminent domain authority. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 3687 85-0 (2017) Author: Ashby, Trent Relating to the acquisition of property by an entity with eminent domain authority. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
SB 243 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the authority of a commissioners court to disapprove of certain condemnations. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 626 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al. Relating to the acquisition of certain real property in conjunction with the acquisition of real property for a public use through eminent domain procedures. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 627 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al. Relating to notice of a property owner's rights relating to the examination or survey of property by an entity with eminent domain authority. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 628 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al. Relating to establishing actual progress for the purposes of determining the right to repurchase real property from a condemning entity. House: Business & Industry
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 740 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to the acquisition of property by an entity with eminent domain authority. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Land & Resource Management
SB 741 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to compensation to a property owner for property acquired by an entity with eminent domain authority. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 742 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to requirements for a bona fide offer for the acquisition of property by an entity with eminent domain authority. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 979 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al. Relating to the disposition of real property intended for high-speed rail projects. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Transportation
Left pending in committee
SB 1979 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to liability for the additional tax imposed on land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as agricultural land if the use of the land changes as a result of a condemnation. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
HB 162 85-1 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to liability for the additional tax imposed on land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as agricultural land if the use of the land changes as a result of a condemnation. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 308 85-1 (2017) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al. Relating to the acquisition of property by an entity with eminent domain authority. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
SB 48 85-1 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al. Relating to liability for the additional tax imposed on land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as agricultural land if the use of the land changes as a result of a condemnation. Filed
HB 1944 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron Relating to coordinated county transportation authorities. House: Transportation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2457 84-0 (2015) Author: Schubert, Leighton Relating to establishing actual progress for the purposes of determining the right to repurchase real property from a condemning entity. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 2536 84-0 (2015) Author: Harless, Patricia | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John | et. al.
Relating to jurisdiction in an eminent domain proceeding in Harris County. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3915 84-0 (2015) Author: Wray, John | et. al. Relating to the assessment of damages in condemnation proceedings regarding high speed rail companies. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
SB 678 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Simmons, Ron
Relating to coordinated county transportation authorities. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 980 84-0 (2015) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to jurisdiction in an eminent domain proceeding in Harris County. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 341 83-0 (2013) Author: Pitts, Jim
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the exclusion of certain mineral interests from the property interests that may be condemned by a regional tollway authority. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Transportation
Effective immediately
HB 3087 83-0 (2013) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the condemnation of conservation easements. House: Land & Resource Management No action taken in committee
SB 96 83-0 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to prohibiting the use of eminent domain to take private property for recreational purposes. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1782 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the assessment of damages arising from a condemnation of a pipeline easement. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 69 83-1 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to certain eminent domain authority and the suspension of certain unreported eminent domain authority. Filed
SB 39 83-1 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the condemnation of conservation easements. Filed
HB 138 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to the acquisition of and compensation for real property, including blighted property, for public purposes through condemnation or certain other means. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 188 82-0 (2011) Author: Sheffield, Ralph | et. al. Relating to limitations on the use of eminent domain authority. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 279 82-0 (2011) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to the use of eminent domain authority. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 364 82-0 (2011) Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to condominiums in certain municipalities, including the exercise of eminent domain authority by those municipalities with respect to certain condominiums. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 365 82-0 (2011) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the use of eminent domain authority by certain municipalities to take abandoned multi-family rental buildings. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 746 82-0 (2011) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to the assessment of damages to a property owner from condemnation. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 2106 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the acquisition of real property for public use. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2225 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the assessment of damages to a property owner from condemnation. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
SB 18 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Relating to the use of eminent domain authority. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 180 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the use of eminent domain authority. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4 81-0 (2009) Author: Orr, Rob | et. al. Relating to eminent domain, including certain limitations, procedures, and standards relating to the use of eminent domain. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 369 81-0 (2009) Author: Brown, Betty Relating to assessment of damages in a condemnation proceeding. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 402 81-0 (2009) Author: Woolley, Beverly | et. al. Relating to the use of eminent domain authority. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 417 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to the acquisition of and compensation for real property, including blighted property, for public purposes through condemnation or certain other means. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1385 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the assessment of damages to a property owner from condemnation. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 1389 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the acquisition of real property for public use. House: Urban Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1432 81-0 (2009) Author: Jackson, Jim Relating to a landowner's repurchase of real property from an entity that acquired the property through condemnation. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 1483 81-0 (2009) Author: Pitts, Jim | et. al. Relating to the use of eminent domain authority. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 1535 81-0 (2009) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Relating to the requirement that gas corporations obtain a permit from the Railroad Commission of Texas before condemning property to construct certain gas pipelines. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3709 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to the exercise of eminent domain power by certain charitable corporations. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 65 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Proposing a constitutional amendment to require compensation for certain property taken where the use is public and necessary. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
SB 18 81-0 (2009) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Relating to the acquisition of property by entities with eminent domain authority. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 533 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to eminent domain, including certain limitations, procedures, and standards relating to the use of eminent domain. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 622 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to access to the state highway system and damages for diminished access to the state highway system. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 728 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John | et. al. Relating to the exercise of eminent domain authority by private entities. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1023 81-0 (2009) Author: Ogden, Steve | et. al. Relating to the exercise of eminent domain authority. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Land & Resource Management
SB 2433 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to condemnation of municipal property for and municipal regulation of pipeline operations. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 16 81-1 (2009) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to the use of eminent domain authority. Filed
SB 10 81-1 (2009) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the use of eminent domain authority. Filed
HB 385 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to condemnation of historical sites at the direction of the Commission of Control for Texas Centennial Celebrations. House: Government Reform
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
HB 1054 80-0 (2007) Author: Orr, Rob | et. al. Relating to the assessment of costs, attorney's fees, and additional damages in condemnation proceedings. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 1062 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Relating to assessment of damages and award of costs and attorney's fees in condemnation proceedings. House: Civil Practices No action taken in committee
HB 1558 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Relating to the assessment of damages and award of costs and fees in condemnations of property in particular areas by certain common carriers. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1559 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Relating to the assessment of damages and award of costs and fees in the condemnation of property by certain common carriers. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1626 80-0 (2007) Author: Brown, Betty Relating to assessment of damages in a condemnation proceeding. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 1659 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to procedures in an eminent domain proceeding initiated by certain common carriers. House: Regulated Industries
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2470 80-0 (2007) Author: Cook, Robert | et. al. Relating to the construction of reservoirs and assessing fees on water impounded in a reservoir. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3057 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al.
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to the acquisition of real property for public use. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Point of order sustained
HB 3600 80-0 (2007) Author: Aycock, Jimmie Relating to the determination of damages in connection with the condemnation of certain land for state highway purposes. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 3964 80-0 (2007) Author: Castro, Joaquin Relating to the authority of certain home-rule municipalities to acquire certain property by condemnation. House: Land & Resource Management No action taken in committee
SB 743 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John Relating to the requirements for an appointment as a special commissioner in a condemnation proceeding. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1711 80-0 (2007) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to access to the state highway system and damages for diminished access to the state highway system. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Referred to Transportation
HB 2033 79-0 (2005) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to procedures in condemnation proceedings in certain counties. House: Judiciary Left pending in committee
HB 2150 79-0 (2005) Author: Mowery, Anna Relating to dismissal of condemnation proceedings. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 377 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Bob Relating to permitting the value of natural resources to be included in the assessment of damages in a condemnation proceeding in certain circumstances. House: Land & Resource Management Considered in Calendars
SB 438 77-0 (2001) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Turner, Bob
Relating to permitting the value of natural resources to be included in the assessment of damages in a condemnation proceeding in certain circumstances. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 384 76-0 (1999) Author: Krusee, Mike Relating to assessment of damages in a condemnation proceeding. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 1185 76-0 (1999) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to requiring the dismissal of certain claims filed by certain condemnors and providing remedies for property owners. House: Land & Resource Management Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1186 76-0 (1999) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to a special commissioners' hearing and the effects of certain claim assertions in an eminent domain proceeding. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1187 76-0 (1999) Author: Hilbert, Paul
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to filing a petition that initiates a condemnation proceeding. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1414 76-0 (1999) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to assessment of damages in a condemnation proceeding. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 3356 76-0 (1999) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to assessment of damages in a condemnation proceeding. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
SB 1010 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to assessment of damages in a condemnation proceeding. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 1316 76-0 (1999) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the requiring of notice and the assessment of damages in a condemnation proceeding. Senate: Natural Resources Withdrawn from intent calendar
HB 1227 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Cliff
Sponsor: Tejeda, Frank
Relating to the allowance of attorney's fees in a condemnation proceeding. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
SB 1106 70-0 (1987) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to the condemnation of a private lake by a county. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 141 70-2 (1987) Author: Cain, David Relating to the assessment of damages in certain eminent domain proceedings. House: Judicial Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
SB 69 70-2 (1987) Author: Montford, John Relating to the assessment of damages in condemnation proceedings. Senate: State Affairs Left as pending business in comm.
HB 2031 67-0 (1981) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to truth in condemnation proceedings and fradulent eminent domain proceedings. House: Energy Resources Referred to Committee on Energy Resources
HB 2032 67-0 (1981) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to landowner rights and the exercise and abuse of the power of eminent domain. pref. no. 75. House: Energy Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 2070 67-0 (1981) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to damages in the condemnation of property occupied as a home. House: State Affairs No action taken
HB 1068 66-0 (1979) Author: Henderson, Don
Sponsor: Blake, Roy
Relating to purchase or condemnation of property for purposes of the state highway program. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1334 66-0 (1979) Author: Keese, Bill
Sponsor: Clower, Ron
Relating to landowner rights and the exercise of the power of eminent domain. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to subcommittee
HB 1416 66-0 (1979) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to a landowner's right to an annual rental in lieu of a lump-sum payment of damages for certain easements taken by condemnation. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to subcommittee
SB 494 66-0 (1979) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to a plaintiff's dismissal of condemnation proceedings and recovery of expenses by a landowner, to moving expenses as an item of damages, and to expenses allowed and the amount of an award when a second petition is filed. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 647 66-0 (1979) Author: Blake, Roy Relating to purchase or condemnation of property for purposes of the state highway program. Senate: State Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 54 65-0 (1977) Author: Kaster, James J. Removing the power of eminent domain from the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on State Parks
HB 378 65-0 (1977) Author: Head, Fred Relating to requirement of a public hearing in the exercises of the right of eminent domain. House: Business & Industry Referred to subcommittee
HB 1734 65-0 (1977) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to damages in the condemnation of property occupied as a home. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1170 64-0 (1975) Author: Lewis, Gibson Relating to the power of eminent domain by certain utilities and requiring negotiation with the property owner prior to entering on the land to make preliminary surveys or examinations. House: Judiciary Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SB 201 64-0 (1975) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to advance approval by a condemnation board in a condemnation proceeding by a corporation having the right of eminent domain. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 571 62-0 (1971) Author: Kennard, Don Relating to damages on dismissal of condemnation cases and reimbursement of the landowner's moving expenses.
SB 885 62-0 (1971) Author: Sherman, Max
Sponsor: Cates, Phil
Relating to establishing a procedure in condemnation proceedings should the plaintiff desire to enter upon and take possession of the property sought to be condemned, pending litigation, to provide for the depositing of a surety bond in lieu of an amount equal to the amount of damages awarded by the special commissioners in an eminent domain proceeding, such bond to be conditioned so as to secure all damages in excess of the award of the special commissioners that may be awarded or adjudged against the condemnor.
HB 302 61-0 (1969) Author: Doran, Jr., Hilary B. | et. al. Providing for the payment of relocation expenses and assistance in acquiring right of way on all highways designated by the State Highway Commission as a part of the State Highway System; providing for the State Highway Commission to formulate rules and regulations; providing for payment by the Comptroller.
SB 82 61-0 (1969) Author: Bates, Sr., James S. "Jim" | et. al. Relating providing for the payment of relocation expenses and assistance in acquiring right of way on all highways designated by the State Highway Commission as a part of the State Highway System.
SB 347 61-0 (1969) Author: Hightower, Jack Relating to amending Statutes to delete the population bracket and the requirement that all cities involved be in the same county and to provide that cities and towns may contract with other governmental units and to add electric plants and systems to the purposes which are declared to be public purposes.
HB 18 61-1 (1969) Author: Bass, Jr., James William "Bill" Relating to providing for appeals in eminent domain proceedings initiated by water control and improvement districts; providing for trial de novo in district courts; granting the right to trial by jury upon demand of either party.
SB 516 60-0 (1967) Author: Kennard, Don | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide for appointment of special commissioners in condemnation cases, one by the condemning party, one by the owner, and one by agreement of the first two, with provisions upon default of appointment.
SB 536 60-0 (1967) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the value of property and the amount of damages in condemnation proceedings.
HCR 36 59-0 (1965) Directing the State Building Commission to initiate condemnation proceedings on certain land adjacent to the State Capitol grounds, and to continue its policy of constructing buildings that do not obstruct, but enhance the beauty of, the view of the Capitol Building.
HB 383 58-0 (1963) Author: Fairchild, Robert Lewis Relating to eminent domain proceedings; providing for service of notice of the hearing where the property belongs to certain estates which have no legal representative.
SB 336 58-0 (1963) Author: Word, James Powell | et. al. Relating to condemnation proceedings by certain Water, Control and Improvement Districts.
HB 1016 57-0 (1961) Author: Hollowell, Bill Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to condemnation proceedings by certain Water Control and Improvement Districts.
HB 669 56-0 (1959) Author: Kilgarlin, William Wayne "Bill" | et. al. Relating to authorizing cities having a population of 500,000 or more according to the last preceding official Federal census and heretofore or hereafter annexing territory containing one or more utility companies serving residents with water and sanitary sewer service, or either, to condemn such utility companies.
HB 670 56-0 (1959) Author: Kilgarlin, William Wayne "Bill" | et. al. Relating to conferring upon counties the right of eminent domain within the boundaries of municipalities with the prior consent of the governing bodies of such municipalities where land, right of ways or easements are, in the judgment of the Commissioners Court of such counties, necessary or convenient to any road which forms or will form a connecting link in the county road system or a connecting link in a State Highway.
HB 64 56-2 (1959) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to granting commissioners courts authority to condemn the right of way and roadbed of a railway company for the purpose of opening a public road and pedestrian crossing over said railway company's tracks.
HB 262 55-0 (1957) Author: Spilman, Wade Fetzer Relating to amending certain Statutes by setting forth requisites of the statement in condemnation; authorizing filing of condemnation proceedings with Judges of County Courts at Law, County Judges, and District Judges under the circumstances provided herein.
HB 536 55-0 (1957) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that the county judge shall be disqualified to try any condemnation case wherein the county of which he is the administrative head is a party; authorizing the recovery of damages by tenants on land being condemned even though such tenants do not own an interest in the land.
SB 35 55-0 (1957) Author: Lane, Wardlow William Relating to amending Eminent Domain Statutes, setting forth requisites of the statement in condemnation; authorizing filing of condemnation proceedings with Judges of County Courts at Law, County Judges, and District Judges under the circumstances provided herein; permitting the State of Texas to acquire title to real estate needed for highway purposes upon the filing of a petition and declaration of taking and of deposit of the amount of money estimated to be adequate compensation for property taken, etc.
SB 256 54-0 (1955) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for filing petition for condemnation with the County Clerk; providing for filing and docketing such petition as a preceeding in the County Court at Law; providing for filing Commissioners' report with the County Clerk.
HB 89 53-0 (1953) Author: Gray, Sr., Jessy Franklin Relating to providing for and regulating the right of power of eminent domain and the process of condemnation thereunder to be exercised by or for the benefit of any political subdivision of this State or the citizens of said political subdivision against the property of the resident citizens of any other political subdivision of this State.
HB 383 53-0 (1953) Author: Gray, Sr., Jessy Franklin Relating to providing that in any development or project authorized under Section 59 of Article XVI of the Constitution of Texas, no property of any kind within the State of Texas may be acquired by the exercise of the right or the power of eminent domain and the process of condemnation thereunder unless the political subdivision in which said property is located will benefit from the development or project when completed for which the condemned property is intended to be used or is needed; providing the measure or determination of said benefits.
HB 674 53-0 (1953) Author: Briscoe, Jr., Dolph Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for the hearing of evidence concerning and the assessment of damages of certain condemnation proceedings.
HB 779 53-0 (1953) Author: Patten, Robert Relating to amending certain Acts so as to provide for an independent showing of need or necessity in connection with the condemnation of lands, rights of way, easements, or other property for the construction, maintenance, or operation of pipe lines.
HB 635 48-0 (1943) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to directing officials charged with the duty of the assessment and collection of taxes in all counties in this State where the United States of America, prior to January 1, 1943, took possession of certain lands in said counties under condemnation proceedings, and acquired the beneficial title thereto, even though final payment was not made for the lands so taken prior to January 1, 1943, to omit said lands from the tax rolls for the year 1943 and not levy, assess, and collect any taxes upon said lands for 1943, since the United States of America had the equitable and beneficial title to said land on January 1, 1943.
SB 425 47-0 (1941) Author: Smith, John Lee Relating to the acquisition of real and personal property by Conservation and Reclamation District and authorities established to which State ad valorem taxes have been granted for a period of years.
HB 653 46-0 (1939) Author: Celaya, Augustine Relating to authorizing any county, one or more boundaries of which coincident with any part of the International Boundary between the United States and Mexico, or any county contiguous to any county of such described class, which may have entered into an agreement with the United States to acquire and upon request convey to the United States land or interest in land desired by the United States in aid of navigation, irrigation, flood control, or improvement of water courses, and in order to accomplish the purposes specified in said Article.
HB 680 46-0 (1939) Author: Skiles, Sr., Joe Relating to amending a certain Article which provides that juries in condemnation suits in certain cases may under certain regulations be permitted to inspect the land sought to be condemned.
HB 692 46-0 (1939) Author: Skiles, Sr., Joe Relating to amending a certain Article by providing that in condemnation suits for the purpose of condemning land for public use in cases where the land is situated in two or more counties, suit may be filed in either county.
HB 833 46-0 (1939) Author: Boyd, James Rush | et. al. Relating to authorizing cities to adopt ordinances relating to the repair and closing of dwellings unfit for human habitation; to provide for the remedies and procedure in connection with action taken under such ordinances.
SB 418 46-0 (1939) Author: Pace, Will D. Relating to authorizing the Game, Fish and Oyster Commission to acquire by purchase lands, water rights, easements, rights-of-way and property of any person in this State.
HB 439 44-0 (1935) Relating to condemnation proceedings by the State Highway Commission for highway purposes.
SB 156 44-0 (1935) Relating to the powers of any person, association of persons, corporation, irrigation or water improvement district, or any city or town to condemn land.
HB 791 43-0 (1933) Author: Greathouse, Joseph Felix "Joe" Relating to providing that hereafter in all condemnation proceedings, the mineral rights of the condemned party shall be held superior to the surface rights of the condemning party, and in the event of any conflict where it is necessary to drill any offset well, that the surface rights shall yield to the mineral rights, and the condemning party shall immediately remove any interference or hindrance therewith, and in the event of his failure to do so upon demand, the owner of the mineral rights shall have the right to do so, without liability.
SB 531 43-0 (1933) Author: Hornsby, John William Relating to authorizing the Commissioners' Court to condemn land not more than one hundred feet in width for stream-bed diversion in connection with the locating, relocating or construction of a designated State highway.
SB 21 42-0 (1931) Author: Holbrook, Thomas Jefferson Relating to authorizing certain Charitable and Eleemosynary Institutions incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas to exercise the right of Eminent Domain and Condemnation within the confines of any incorporated city in this State having more than 43,000 inhabitants according to the United States Census of 1920, which city is in a county having a population of less than 100,000 inhabitants according to said Census.
SB 17 42-3 (1932) Author: Woodruff, Henry Grady Relating to appeals in condemnation proceedings; fixing penalties for violations.
SB 111 41-1 (1929) Author: Pollard, Sr., Tomas (Thomas) Glover Relating to providing that the State of Texas, through the Game, Fish and Oyster Commission, shall have the power, right and authority to condemn and appropriate to the use of the State, land and water in Smith County, Texas, for the purpose of erecting, constructing, enlarging and maintaining fish hatcheries, buildings, necessary equipments, roads and passageways to said hatcheries.
SB 24 41-3 (1929) Author: Williamson, W. Albert "Cap" | et. al. Relating to acquiring right of way for gravel pits by commissioners courts, etc.
HB 23 41-4 (1930) Author: Kemble, Sr., George Clark Relating to providing that municipal corporations shall not be required to post a bond in condemnation proceedings and shall not be required to deposit double the amount of the award by the Commissioners.
HB 120 41-5 (1930) Author: Kemble, Sr., George Clark | et. al. Relating to condemnation of property by cities for highway purposes, providing for appointment of Commissioners, for award of damages for property taken or damaged, providing for notices and hearings, prescribing the powers and procedure of such Commissioners, fixing their compensation and providing for filing and trial of oppositions to reports of such Commissioners.
SB 82 41-5 (1930) Author: Williamson, W. Albert "Cap" | et. al. Relating to acquiring land for road purposes.
HB 574 39-0 (1925) Author: Montgomery, William Rogers | et. al. Relating to providing in substance that certain districts have power of eminent domain; providing the manner of condemnation proceedings. House: Conservation and Reclamation
SB 379 39-0 (1925) Author: Bailey, John Heywood Relating to providing that where the State of Texas through the Game, Fish and Oyster Commissioner, has issued a permit to excavate and take from any island reef, bar, river, creek, bayou or bay of this State marl, mud shell, oyster shell, sand and gravel, the State, at the request of the permit holder, shall have the right and power to condemn land for the purpose of erecting dredges and necessary equipments, railroad spurs, and of opening roads and passageways to said place of operation, including all such lands, right of way, easements and property aforesaid for the purpose of establishing and maintaining landings and providing moorings for barges and dredges and all equipments. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
HB 10 38-0 (1923) Author: Irwin, Thomas K. | et. al. Relating to authorizing cities having more than 10,000 population to purchase and condemn real estate for highways, public squares or public places therein, and to provide for the cost thereof, and for the assessment of such costs against property benefited by such improvements and against its owners, and to enforce the collection thereof.
SB 69 38-2 (1923) Author: Witt, Edgar E. Relating to providing that, where the State of Texas, through the Game, Fish and Oyster Commssioner, has issued a permit to excavate and take from any body of water in the State, at the request of the permit holder, shall have the right and power to condemn land for the purpose of erecting dredges and necessary equipments, railroad spurs, and opening of roads and passage ways to said place of operations.
SB 57 36-0 (1919) Author: Caldwell, Walter Douglass | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes relating to the condemnation by incorporated towns and public utility companies or corporations of private property for improvement purposes; providing for condemnation by cities and towns of private property for certain reasons.
HB 236 35-0 (1917) Author: Miller, Barry Relating to extending to private corporations the right to condemn property necessary for the construction of reservoirs and stand pipes, and for the purpose of laying a pipe line to connect such reservoirs and stand pipes.
SB 100 35-0 (1917) Author: Caldwell, Walter Douglass Relating to the condemnation by incorporated cities and towns and public utility companies of private property for opening or widening streets or for the construction of extension of gas or electric light plants or water works.
HB 413 34-0 (1915) Author: Caldwell, Walter Douglass Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the condemnation by incorporated cities and towns and public utility companies or corporations of private property for opening or widening streets or for the construction of water works; prescribing the proceedings for such condemnation.
HB 498 34-0 (1915) Author: Holland, Robert H. Relating to empowering and authorizing the city council and county commissioners court of certain towns to condemn land an property and to compel all railroads to construct safety separations or crossings when such tracks or lines cross any public highway, road or crossing.
SB 202 34-0 (1915) Author: King, Steve M. Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the condemnation by incorporated cities and towns and public utility companies of corporations of private property for opening or widening streets, avenues or alleys.
SB 350 34-0 (1915) Author: King, Steve M. Relating to granting incorporated cities and towns owning their own waterworks, the right to condemn private property in or outside of the city or town limits, for the purpose of acquiring right-of-way for digging or excavating canals, and for laying water mains into the city or town for the purpose of conducting water from any stream into the city or town for public use.
HB 619 33-0 (1913) Author: Watson, Daniel Relating to the condemnation of property for public purposes.
HB 716 33-0 (1913) Author: Tarver, William Allen | et. al. Relating to amending the Revised Statutes by adding the right of condemnation, so as to give to the City Council of an incorporated city or town, a power to take private property and condemn the same for the purposes of enlarging or establishing public parks.
SB 315 33-0 (1913) Author: Nugent, Clinton W. Relating to authorizing and empowering the State Normal Schools Board of Regents of this State to acquire by purchase or condemnation lands for sites on which to erect and maintain buildings and for other uses of the respective schools.
SB 20 32-1 (1911) Relating to authorizing and empowering the Board of Regents of the University of Texas to acquire by purchase or condemnation for the use and benefit of the University of Texas such lands within counties of Travis and Galveston as they may deem expedient for sites on which to erect and maintain buildings and for the extension of the campus and other purposes in the conduct of said university.
SB 103 31-0 (1909) Relating to amending Article 548, Chapter 2, Title 18 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Texas, providing for the condemnation by incorporated cities and towns of private property for the purpose of widening streets, avenues, or alleys, or for the construction of water mains, supply reservoirs or a stand pipe for water works or sewers, etc.
SB 11 31-3 (1910) Relating to amending an Act, providing a method by which counties may acquire land upon which to construct and maintain causeways, viaducts, bridges and approaches, by condemnation, and by grant from cities and counties of the right to use streets, alleys, public highways and public grounds, and to authorize counties to construct said causeways, viaducts, bridges and approaches across the lines of railway, telegraph and telephone corporations, and the method thereof.
SB 15 27-0 (1901) Relating to providing for the selection or appointment of special county judges in condemnation proceedings as provided for in Chapter 8, Title XCIV, of the Revised Statutes of the State of Texas, when the county judge its disqualified.
SB 45 26-0 (1899) Relating to amending Article 4471, of Chapter 8, Title 94, of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, of 1895, so as to permit railroad and other corporations having the right of eminent domain to enter upon and take possession of property sought to be condemned, pending litigation, upon the payment or security of the award of the commissioners appointed to appraise, and costs.
SB 206 26-0 (1899) Relating to authorizing corporations now or hereafter Incorporated under the laws of this State for the purpose of acquiring, owning and operating union passenger depots to condemn land for the purpose of their incorporation.
SB 311 22-0 (1891) Relating to regulating the condemnation of property for the erection of hospitals and pest houses.
HB 407 21-0 (1889) Relating to regulating the condemnation of property in cities and towns for the purpose of opening, widening, or changing public streets, avenues, or alleys, or for water mains or sewers.
SB 165 19-0 (1885) Relating to amending Articles 4182 and 4190 of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas.
SB 84 18-0 (1883) Relating to regulating the condemnation of property in cities and towns for the purpose of opening, widening or changing public streets, avenues or alleys, or for water mains, or sewers

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