Senate Bill 18 implementation
Right of Way
The 82nd Legislature passed Senate Bill 18, which makes changes in eminent domain law.
The following are provisions of SB 18 that impact TxDOT:
- Contains a revised bona fide provision that provides an objective standard for determining a bona fide offer.
- Provides a new standard for access damages which is a material impairment of direct access on or off the remaining property that affects the market value of the remaining property.
- Provides the property owner the right to repurchase the property in certain limited situations.