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  80R8150 DRH-D
 
  By: Duncan S.J.R. No. 3
 
 
 
   
 
 
A JOINT RESOLUTION
proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a four-fifths
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) A law enacted after January 1, 2007, granting
the power of eminent domain may not take effect unless approved by a
four-fifths vote of the membership of each house, with the yeas and
nays recorded in the journal of the appropriate house.
       (b)  A law to which this section applies enacted before the
effective date of this section that is not approved in the manner
required by Subsection (a) of this section is invalidated on the
date this section takes effect.
       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 four-fifths
record vote of the membership of each house to enact a law after
January 1, 2007, granting the power of eminent domain."