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We need your voice at the Texas State Capitol in Austin this coming Wednesday!

Posted by sadmin on 17th April 2017
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Tell your legislators how eminent domain has affected you as a landowner!

HB 2684 by Representative Burns is considered priority legislation byTexas Farm Bureau because it helps provide adequate compensation and a more fair process in the eminent domain process for landowners.

HB 2684 and other important eminent domain reform bills will be heard Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the House Land & ResourceManagement Committee. Come voice your support so that members of this committee understand how important eminent domain reform is to you and your family.

HB 2684 by Rep. Burns, HB 2694 by Rep. Kacal, HB 3687 by Rep. Ashby, HB 2556 by Rep. Holland, HB 3170 by Rep. Bell, and HB 2090 by Rep. VanDeaver are good eminent domain bills that will all be heard at this hearing.

House Land and Resource Management Committee

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Texas State Capitol
Austin, Texas
Room E2.026

HB 2684 is an omnibus eminent domain reform bill that will help landowners if they must endure eminent domain proceedings. Landowners must take a stand to protect their land against corporations with deep pockets, lobbyists and lawyers.

If landowners don’t act, our private property rights will continue to be lost to private corporations and government. Please make plans to testify in favor of eminent domain reform.

This is a call for all landowners in Texas to contact your State Representative, especially those of you who’s State Representative sit on the Land & Resource Management Committee:

  • Chairman Abel Herrero
  • Vice Chair Cecil Bell
  • Ernest Bailes
  • Lynn Stucky
  • Cesar Blanco
  • Wayne Faircloth
  • Matt Krause

The critical components of HB 2684 by Burns include:

Property protections and project information being provided to the landowner in the deed, easement contract, or instrument in order to constitute a bona fide offer.
A mechanism of improving landowners’ initial offers from condemning entities.
Allow evidence on the price paid for rights-of-way in privately negotiated transactions made in the absence of condemnation authority.

To learn more about our eminent domain reform efforts and broad-based coalition of landowner groups, visit
Contact your State Representative to Support HB 2684 by Rep. Burns!