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A Measure 37 (of Sorts) in Texas?

Leonard Gilroy
May 10, 2005, 9:39am

Coming on the heels of Oregon's controversial Measure 37 initiative passed late last year (see here, here, and here for more), the Texas House is considering House Bill 2833, which would force local governments to compensate landowners when strict environmental regulations reduce property values by more than 25 percent. Bill 2833 appears to be much more limited in scope than Measure 37, which allows for compensation (or waived regulations) for zoning, environmental, and a variety of other sorts of regulations that reduce private property values. According to the Austin American-Statesman: Read the whole thing. Keep an eye on this one, folks...

Leonard Gilroy is Director of Government Reform

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