Constitutional amendment; defines term public uses & specifies which private property may be taken. (SJ88)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); taking of private property for public uses. Establishes limitations on takings of private property. Except for property taken for public service companies or railroads, property may not be taken if the primary purpose of the taking is private financial gain, private benefit, an increase in tax base or tax revenues, or an increase in employment. No more property shall be taken than is necessary to achieve the stated public use. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084459288
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/22/2008Continued to 2009 in Privileges and Elections (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)