During its 2011 Regular Session, the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 18, which included a provision requiring each entity vested with the power of condemnation to provide certain information to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
Senate Bill 18 added Section 2206.101 to the Texas Government Code. That section requires all entities—both public and private—that are vested with the power of eminent domain to send to the Comptroller a letter stating that the entity has eminent domain authority and identifying the state law that gives the entity that authority. The information must be submitted no later than December 31, 2012, and must be sent by certified mail. If an entity does not make the required submission, then its authority to exercise the power of eminent domain expires on September 1, 2013.