Land Laws in Texas: S.B. 147

June 23, 2023

Advancing Justice | AAJC shares background and analysis on land law legislation in Texas

This is not the first time Texas has considered a state “alien land law.” In fact, Texas has previously passed three versions of an alien land law in 1891, 1892, and 1921. The last version was formally repealed by the Texas state legislature in 1965. We view any discriminatory land law on non-US individuals to be legally problematic and likely unconstitutional, especially if the law in question is as vague and broad as S.B. 147.