Eminent domain; definition of public uses. (SB1304)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest) with support from co-patron Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Eminent domain; definition of public uses. Provides a definition of public uses as embracing only the ownership, possession, occupation, and enjoyment of land by the public or public agencies, and public corporations and public service companies. The bill states that public benefits or potential public benefits including economic development or private development, an increase in the tax base, tax revenues, employment, or general economic health and welfare shall not be considered when determining whether a use constitutes a public use. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 078666776
01/10/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/2007Assigned Courts sub: Eminent Domain