Regarding the 82nd Texas Legislature …

The 82nd Texas Legislature began Tuesday, January 11th and there are a number of private property rights issues at stake. One of the key issues along with how to handle the approx 27 billion dollar state deficit is eminent domain which was addressed by Gov Perry.

Per Texas Commissioner of Agriculture-Todd StaplesRealtor's have played a part in getting this issue in the fore front, however, the work is not yet done.  I urge each of you to continue to tell your friends, family, and co-workers to sign the petition and contact your State Representative and State Senator and urge them to help us finish the job. 

This is our opportunity to remind the world that in Texas our home is our castle, and we must end abusive eminent domain now.

Todd Staples blogspot re eminent domain

Governor Perry re eminent domain

Sign the petition re eminent domain

Watching out for you
The Texas Association of REALTORS® reviews all bills and monitors any that could affect home buyers and sellers, private-property owners, and the real estate industry.

There have been 917 bills filed, 253 of which are being monitored by the association.

Legislative trivia
The Texas Legislature convenes at noon on the second Tuesday in January of each odd-numbered year for no more than 140 days. A called session, commonly referred to as a "special session," lasts no more than 30 days.

In the 2009 session, more than 8,000 bills were filed; 1,688 of those became law.

Steve Young
Texas Association of Realtor's Director
RE/MAX Associates
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