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Published on Friday, January 23, 2015

Eminent domain bills re-emerge

SB 5188 will be heard on January 26 and SB 5363 will be heard on January 27. Both seek to limit or clarify the use of eminent domain and prohibit its use for economic development purposes. AWC remains concerned with these bills, which have been introduced annually in recent years, because the state constitution already prohibits this use of eminent domain for economic development and by restating this prohibition in different language we unnecessarily risk introducing uncertainty and lack of clarity into this area of law.