"SB 18 is the next step along the road to restoring property rights protections to Texas landowners. It bans taking that are not for public use and improves compensation for landowners. We look forward to moving the debate next session to protecting landowners from harmful regulations that reduce their property value without compensation."

Bill Peacock is the vice president of research and planning and director of the Center for Economic Freedom at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

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