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Measure Details

Re-Sale of Property Acquired through Eminent Domain

Texas Ballot Measure - Proposition 7

Election: General Nov. 1, 2007 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Government Operations
Housing and Property
Government Operations

Yes
861,201
(80.3%)

Argument For

No
211,240
(19.7%)

Argument Against

Summary

HJR 30 would allow a governmental entity to sell property acquired through eminent domain to its immediately previous owner at the original purchase price, if the public use of the property has been canceled, if no progress is made toward that public use by a prescribed deadline, or if the property is unnecessary to accomplish that public use.

Measure Text

The constitutional amendment to allow governmental entities to sell property acquired through eminent domain back to the previous owners at the price the entities paid to acquire the property.

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