81st Texas Legislature, House Concurrent Resolution, House Bill 14 Page: 1 of 8
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H.J.R. No. 14
A JOINT RESOLUTION
1 proposing constitutional amendments limiting the public taking of
2 private property, establishing the national research university
3 fund to fund emerging research universities, and eliminating the
4 higher education fund.
5 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
6 ARTICLE 1.
7 SECTION 1.01. Section 17, Article I, Texas Constitution, is
8 amended to read as follows:
9 Sec. 17. (a) No person's property shall be taken, damaged,
10 or destroyed for or applied to public use without adequate
11 compensation being made, unless by the consent of such person, and
12 only if the taking, damage, or destruction is for:
13 (1) the ownership, use, and enjoyment of the property,
14 notwithstanding an incidental use, by:
15 (A) the State, a political subdivision of the
16 State, or the public at large; or
17 (B) an entity granted the power of eminent domain
18 under law; or
19 (2) the elimination of urban blight on a particular
20 parcel of property.
21 (b) In this section, "public use" does not include the
22 taking of property under Subsection (a) of this section for
23 transfer to a private entity for the primary purpose of economic
24 development or enhancement of tax revenues.
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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 81st Texas Legislature, House Concurrent Resolution, House Bill 14, legislative document, June 3, 2009; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149254/m1/1/: accessed July 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.