Honorable Anna Mowery, Chair, House Committee on Land & Resource Management
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB3057 by Callegari (Relating to the acquisition of real property for public use.), As Introduced
The bill would redefine for the puposes of acquiring real property for public use the terms "public use" and "blighted area." The bill would stipulate that "public use" does not include the public benefit of economic development.
The bill would repeal sections of the Local Government Code in which "slum area" and "slum clearance" are defined, as well as Chapter 251, Municipal Right of Eminent Domain.
The bill would take effect immediately if it were to receive the required two-thirds vote in each house; otherwise, it would take effect September 1, 2007.
According to analysis by the Texas Department of Transportation, because there are exceptions for transportation projects, including public roads and highways, the bill would have no fiscal impact on the agency.
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