Land Laws in Texas: S.B. 51

October 12, 2023

AAJC urges the Texas Senate to reject S.B. 51 as well as any future discriminatory land bills

On October 9th, 2023, Texas State Senator Lois Kolkhorst (R) introduced S.B. 51 which seeks to completely ban Chinese, Iranian, North Korean, and Russian citizens from purchasing agricultural land in the state. This comes only months after Sen. Kolkhorst introduced a similar bill, S.B. 147, which also sought to discriminate against individuals from these 4 countries and bar them from purchasing agricultural property in the state of Texas.