Sen. Hall files key special session legislation

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Senator Bob Hall filed Senate Bill (SB) 14 to protect the private property rights of landowners from political subdivision rules, regulations, and ordinances that interfere with a private property owner's right to plant, transplant, and remove, trees and vegetation from their own property.  

This bill addresses an issue within the scope of the special session called by Governor Abbott last month. "It's difficult to find a perfect solution to this issue," remarked Sen. Hall.  "Yet one thing remains clear - local government overreach in Texas has become a persistent and serious problem. It is my intent to ensure that the final version of this bill unequivocally upholds private property rights by prohibiting, in additional to the removal aspect, other heavy-handed local regulation of trees and vegetation on private property."

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