Senate Bill 18 implementation
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Senate Bill 18 implementation

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.