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Published on Friday, March 20, 2015

Problematic eminent domain bill to get hearing in House committee

We have been updating you on the progress of SB 5363, regarding restating the constitutional prohibition on the use of eminent domain for economic development purposes. Unfortunately the bill has been scheduled for a public hearing in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, March 25, at 8am. If you have a legislator on the House Judiciary Committee, please communicate your concerns with them.

As a reminder, this bill prohibits what is already unconstitutional but does so in a way that introduces additional uncertainty into an important area of law and promises to add even more litigation into these proceedings. If you have examples of how this would create difficulties for your communities, please share them with AWC’s Carl Schroeder.