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Aug 10, 2023

Our friend J Pete Laney is back for a Texas Legislature Recap which has become a tradition.  J Pete and I talk through several key bills related Texas Agriculture as well as some bills that did not pass.  It's always fun to chat with J Pete and get his on-the-ground knowledge about what's going on in Austin.

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Links to Topics Mentioned on the Show

Right to Farm Statute - Blog Post

Amendments to the Right to Farm Statute

HB 1750

HB 2308

HB 2947

Constitutional Amendment protecting the right to engage in farming, ranching, timber production, horticulture, and wildlife management

HJR 126

Relating to limitation of certain liability of owners, lessees, and occupants of land in connection with livestock and agricultural land

HB 73

A program to compensate landowners for property damage caused by certain criminal activities

SB 1133

Labeling of analogue and cell-cultured products

SB 664

Use of certain weapons in or on the bed or bank of a navigable river or stream; providing a penalty

SB 1236

Eligibility of land to continue to be appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land following a transfer to a surviving spouse

HB 2354

Late applications for the appraisal of land for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land following the death of the owner of the land

SB 1191

Burden of proof in certain ad valorem tax appeals

HB 2488

Creation of a specialty trial court to hear certain cases; authorizing fees

HB 19

Bills that did NOT pass

Purchase of or acquisition of title to real property by certain aliens or foreign entities

SB 147

Prohibiting contracts or other agreements with certain foreign-owned companies in connection with agricultural land

SB 552

Certain property interests of a foreign government in agricultural land

HB 1075

Permitting of renewable energy generation facilities by the Public Utility Commission of Texas; authorizing fees

SB 624

HB 3707

Ownership of the pore space underlying the surface of land and to the use of that space for the geologic storage of carbon dioxide; authorizing a fee

HB 4484

Criteria considered by groundwater conservation districts before granting or denying a permit

HB 5052

Requiring state contractors, political subdivisions of this state, and private employers to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify

SB 1621