It would allow local authorities to transfer state lands without councillor support.
Sinn Féin believes the new legislation to manage publicly owned land will drive up house prices.
Portlaoise councillor Caroline Dwane Stanley is also concerned that the Land Development Agency will take away power from local representatives.
The bill would allow local authorities to transfer state lands to the LDA without a vote from councillors.
She believes local politicians know what's best for their area: