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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 10:38 AM
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6. Article on amendments passing
AAS 11/4/09
Texans vote to limit state's eminent domain powers
Texas Farm Bureau President Kenneth Dierschke called the passage of Proposition 11 an important but incomplete victory and said the eminent domain laws still favored the condemner of property.

The private property and anti-toll road organization Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom said the proposed amendment left open loopholes and did not address issues such as diminished access to remaining land after an eminent domain seizure.

Terri Hall, founder and director of TURF, said Texans clearly wanted eminent domain reform but that Prop 11 did not get the job done.

"The Texas Legislature needs to continue the push for further reforms and to prevent abuses," she said.

An amendment to guarantee public access to beaches also sailed through in Tuesday's poll, taking 77 percent of the vote.

"Texans have always supported open beaches, but now they have given public access to beaches an extra level of protection by putting that right into the state constitution," said Ken Kramer, Sierra Club state director.

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