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  By: Duncan S.J.R. No. 3
 
 
  SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION
 
proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a two-thirds record
vote of the membership of each house to enact a law granting the
power of eminent domain.
       BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
       SECTION 1.  Article III, Texas Constitution, is amended by
adding Section 67 to read as follows:
       Sec. 67.  A law enacted after January 1, 2008, granting the
power of eminent domain may not take effect unless approved by a
two-thirds vote of the membership of each house, with the yeas and
nays recorded in the journal of the appropriate house.
       SECTION 2.  This proposed constitutional amendment shall be
submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 6, 2007.  
The ballot shall be printed to provide for voting for or against the
proposition:  "The constitutional amendment requiring a two-thirds
record vote of the membership of each house to enact a law after
January 1, 2008, granting the power of eminent domain."