The Texas Legislature has directed the Texas comptroller of public accounts to assemble an online database of entities claiming eminent domain powers in Texas. They recently opened the online reporting form for these entities and expect to have the completed database ready later this year. The database will include contact information for each entity, the legal provisions granting it eminent domain authority and the focus or scope of that authority among other data. The statute provides for up to a $2,000 civil penalty for entities that don’t provide their information.