What is Senate Bill S. 1153?
Cost of Senate Bill S. 1153
In Depth: Sponsoring Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) explained in a press release that the bill would protect property rights:
"Texas families that have owned land along the Red River for generations deserve certainty that their property rights will be protected from overreach by the Obama Administration. Today’s vote is a positive step toward ensuring the federal government’s land claims are restrained and Texas landowner rights are protected."
Of Note: Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) introduced H.R. 4979 as a companion to this bill. Both come in response to an announcement made by the BLM claiming that roughly 90,000 acres along the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma could be considered public property. This includes Wilbarger, Wichita, and Clay counties. If proven to be private property, the land in question cannot be used in any way for the BLM’s Resource Management Plan.
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Red River Private Property Protection Act
A bill to provide legal certainty to property owners along the Red River in Texas, and for other purposes.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The house has not voted
- The senate has not voted
Committee on Energy and Natural ResourcesIntroducedApril 30th, 2015
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