Senate Bill 18: Eminent Domain Reporting
After it became effective in 2011, Senate Bill 18 required public and private entities in Texas claiming eminent domain authority to submit a letter to the Comptroller’s office by certified mail, return receipt requested, on or before December 31, 2012. In the letter, these entities were required to report whether they were authorized by the State to exercise eminent domain authority and identify the provisions of state law granting that authority. An entity that was created or that acquired eminent domain authority on or after December 31, 2012, was not subject to this reporting requirement. Unless an entity submitted a letter in accordance with the requirements of Senate Bill 18, its eminent domain authority would have expired on September 1, 2013.
The following Senate Bill 18 List Search identifies those entities that submitted the SB 18 letter to the Comptroller’s office as follows: sent by the entity, claiming eminent domain authority, with provisions cited, by December 31, 2012, and sent by certified mail, return receipt requested.
Note: This list is only a confirmation of receipt and is not verification of compliance. Entities should consult the appropriate legal counsel for verification of statutory compliance.