The 88th Legislative Session enacted Senate Bill 1133 creating the Landowner Compensation Program, which became effective on September 1, 2023. 

The Office of the Attorney General is currently working on the implementation of SB 1133. The application process for the Landowner Compensation Program is being finalized, as are the administrative rules that will outline specifics of the program.

If you suffered real property damage on agricultural land due to a border crime and feel that you may qualify for this compensation program, the following are some of the documents that you will need to have: 

  1. Obtain a police report of the incident/crime; 

  2. Maintain any and all documentation of proof that property damage was sustained; and

  3. Maintain any and all proof of repairs (if made).

More information is forthcoming on the steps and processes for filing a claim for compensation.

If you have any question or concerns, please contact the OAG office at [email protected].

We anticipate that rules will be proposed in the coming weeks. Please check back for updates. We welcome your comments during the public comment period!