Constitutional amendment; prohibits taking of private property by eminent domain powers. (HJ714)

Introduced By

Del. Melanie Rapp (R-Yorktown) with support from co-patron Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); taking of private property for public uses. Establishes that the power of eminent domain shall not be exercised when the purpose of the taking or damaging of private property is economic development, the transfer of ownership to a private party, or an increase in tax revenues or employment. This restriction does not apply to entities regulated by the State Corporation Commission. A taking or damaging of private property with the incidental effect of increasing employment, economic development, or tax revenues shall not be sufficient to justify or invalidate the taking or damaging of private property. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 070406105
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/18/2007Assigned P & E sub: #1 (Marshall, R.G.)
01/25/2007Assigned P & E sub: #1 (Marshall, R.G.)