Attorney Trey Wilson - RL Wilson Law

21 November 2009

Texas House Speaker Releases Interim Charges Affecting Land and Real Estate

This week Texas House Speaker Joe Straus released the 81st Legislature's Interim Committee Charges pertaining to Texas House of Representatives Committees. The charges are varied, and few are unexpected. Interim charges represent the "task assignments" delegated by the Speaker to various House committees which are to be completed during the period between Legislative Sessions.

Of particular importance to real estate interests and real estate attorneys in Texas are the Charges made to the House Committee on Land and Resource Management. That Committee is chaired by Rep. Dennis Bonnen.

The folllowing assignments are contained within Speaker Straus' charges:

1. Evaluate the appropriateness of creating pedestrian-only areas on the public
beaches of the state.
2. Examine unresolved issues relating to eminent domain legislation introduced
during the 81st Legislative Session. Monitor any pending litigation.
3. Examine the granting of easements on state-owned lands, including lands
managed by institutions of higher education and the General Land Office.
4. Study the causes of coastal erosion along the Texas coast. Evaluate current and
alternate funding sources. Review federal programs and their relationship to the
state program.
5. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.

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