AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Senate yesterday passed Senate Bill 421 by Sen. Lois W. Kolkhorst.

The bill was strongly supported by the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) as a major improvement to the eminent domain process for thousands of Texans who are faced each year with the prospect … Read More

There was extremely good news out of Austin this week: The Texas Senate passed S.B. 421! Eminent domain reform legislation has been heavily supported by TSCRA and other property owner organizations. We would like to especially thank Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, who authored the bill, and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for … Read More

Although Texas Central isn’t planning on using state funds for its Dallas-Houston line, it says language in the spending plan could impede the project until a court definitively affirms the company’s ability to use eminent domain.

The 86th Texas Legislative Session officially reached the halfway mark Monday. An ever-greater number of bills are being set for hearings in House and Senate committees. Negotiations on an eminent domain reform package brought by Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) intensified this week with extensive meetings between leaders of landowner organizations … Read More

TSCRA government and public affairs staff continue their hard work in Austin as the Texas Legislative Session approaches the halfway mark. Last Friday, March 8, 2019, was the final day that legislators could file new bills. As of that day, 7,490 bills and joint resolutions were filed. We continue to … Read More

TSCRA leadership would like to thank all the members and Texas property owners who took the time to travel to Austin last week and support eminent domain reform efforts in the Texas Legislature. But our work is not over! We still need your help to get the message out to … Read More

source: The Texas Tribune | Feb. 4, 2019

For years now, Texas Sen. Lois Kolkhorst has aimed to strengthen protections for Texans whose property may be seized by the governmental or private companies … Read More

Tiffany Lashmet brings in Attorney Zach Brady to the Ag Law in the Field podcast to answer some of the most frequently asked questions he gets about eminent domain. Zach has some great information and advice for Texas landowners on who has the right to condemn property, choosing … Read More

It was announced late Thursday that the Senate State Affairs Committee will hear public testimony on S.B. 421 Monday, March 4, at 9:00 a.m.

S.B. 421 by Senator Lois Kolkhorst represents a significant improvement to current eminent domain laws in Texas and is heavily supported … Read More