The Athens Review (Texas not Greece) reported today that Senator Robert Nichols, a Republican freshman representing Northeast Texas, has filed two bills to benefit homeowners.  First, SB575 would cap appraisal increases at 5 percent for homeowners, though it would not apply to rented property.  Second, SB576 would prohibit governments from confiscating private property in order to create parks and hike and bike trails. Â

Nichols stated, “No homeowner should lose the roof over their heads so others can have a place to play.  Eminent domain should never be used for recreation, period.” Â

we appreciate Senator Nichols standing up for private property rights.

 

 

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