January 23, 2009

Gov. Perry's “Eminent Domain”

Gov. Rick Perry wants to stir-up old business in the new legislative session, "Eminent Domain".

In 2005 Federal Supreme Court voted to permit government to acquisition private property for development and many legislators began actions to protect constituents. On November 25, 2005 Gov. Rick Perry signed Senate Bill 7 that protected Texans from takeover of private property for development.

In 2007 Gov. Rick Perry vetoed House Bill 2006 offering additional compensation requiring eminent domain commissioners to consider “loss of access” when determining dollar amounts. The bill also provided for recovery of damages, e.g., changes to traffic patterns and visibility of remaining property from the road.

The reason Perry refused to sign HB2006, which was supported by Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, The Texas Farm Bureau, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association --- to name a few --- is that Perry was pressured by cities, counties and TxDOT to veto it because it increases cost of eminent domain for roads and highway construction. However, reality is if government forcibly takes someone’s property, it had better pay them at least fair-market value.

In conclusion, Gov. Perry is not attempting to provide more protection for Texas property owners, rather, he is "stacking the deck" for government to pay landowners as little as possible when taking private property.


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Posted by pstern at January 23, 2009 06:50 PM

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Senate Bill 7 signing by bottom dwelling slug Perry was not a good thing. It was simply another scum sucking pig Perry set-up.

What has Texas legislature done to make Kelo null and void for Texas? Not a freakin' thing!

We need to do something this legislative session to obliterate Kelo from Texas.

The Trans Texas Corridor (still very much alive and well and steamrolling over Texas and Texans) and the local triple-tax toll roads are unConstitutional and were a Big Lie Perry Big Lie from the get-go.

For heavens sake, stop playing the unAmerican traitorous games of Rick Perry and Texas legislators. They are not Americans in my opinion. They are liars, cheats and theives.

Posted by: Jeannon Kralj [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 7, 2009 06:49 AM

I do not think you will accept my previous comment because you will probably judge it to be "malicious." I objectively say with no hesitation that Governor Rick Perry and the entire Texas legislators are lying to Texans, cheating Texans, and stealing from Texans with impunity.

Posted by: Jeannon Kralj [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 7, 2009 06:52 AM

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