Eminent domain; offer of repurchase to former owner. (SB77)

Introduced By

Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax) with support from co-patrons Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), and Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Eminent domain; offer of repurchase to former owner. Makes the "offer to the former owner to repurchase" under eminent domain apply to any interest acquired by the condemnor. Currently, it applies only to fee simple interests.   Read the Bill »


01/10/2008: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee


12/26/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 081138216
12/26/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2008Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/21/2008Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


Blair Hawkins writes:

Looks good except Price of Repurchase. Surplus land should be returned to its rightful owners at no charge. The just compensation has served as rent for the public use, usually a very big discount if govt actually had paid rent. Let's call it even. If an old lady's house is flattened, becomes vacant space, then is declared surplus, the land should be returned at no charge with an apology.