Private property rights are part of the foundation of this state and, as such, require eternal vigilance.

The Zoning Enabling Act provides some measure of private property protections; however, some cities, like Houston, stray from those protections and impose burdensome regulations on property owners. These extra-regulatory actions merit a legislative response; however, bills such as HB 1200 represent movement in the wrong direction.

Testimony Before the Texas House Committee on Land & Resource Management