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Survey: support for eminent domain reform
« on: February 26, 2019, 03:05:25 PM »
CenTexProud By Roland Richter 2/26/2019

The Texas Farm Bureau headquartered in Waco says a survey conducted of Texas voters shows strong support of reform for the use of emiment domain to obtain land from citizens.

In the survey,  89 percent of all respondents favored financial penalties for offers being too low.

Eighty percenbt favored " bad faith" penalties when offers are less than half of a property's value.

"Eminent domain is not a normal business transaction," Boening said. "The landowner does not have the option of walking away from the table."

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Re: Survey: support for eminent domain reform
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 08:43:11 PM »
We need the reform, and badly.

The main point is not to stop ED, as at times it is demanded at times by necessary projects like new highways or pipelines.  Instead, it is to level the playing field, so a landowner can expect honest offers from those wishing to take his land.

As an example, the current law allows only certain types of entities to be able to execute ED; however, at times some of these sanctioned entities turn around and give these rights to unsanctioned companies.
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