Constitutional amendment; taking or damaging of private property for public use (voter referendum). (SB240)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg) with support from co-patron Del. Johnny Joannou (D-Portsmouth)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Constitutional amendment (voter referendum); taking or damaging of private property; public use.  Provides for a referendum at the November 6, 2012, election to approve or reject an amendment eliminating the General Assembly's authority to define a public use for which private property may be taken or damaged and (i) requiring that eminent domain be exercised for public uses and not for the primary purpose of private gain, private benefit, private enterprise, increasing jobs, increasing tax revenue, or economic development; (ii) defining what is to be included in determining just compensation for permissible takings; and (iii) prohibiting the taking of more private property than is necessary for the stated public use. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103236D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/31/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2012Passed by for the day
02/06/2012Passed by for the day
02/07/2012Passed by for the day
02/08/2012Passed by for the day
02/09/2012Passed by for the day
02/10/2012Passed by for the day
02/13/2012Read second time
02/13/2012Committee amendment agreed to
02/13/2012Reading of amendment waived
02/13/2012Amendment by Senator Saslaw rejected (17-Y 23-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended SB240E
02/13/2012Printed as engrossed 12103236D-E
02/14/2012Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Passed by temporarily
02/14/2012Passed Senate (23-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Passed Senate (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB240E)
02/16/2012Placed on Calendar
02/16/2012Read first time
02/16/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/16/2012Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee
02/27/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
03/02/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2012Read second time
03/06/2012Read third time
03/06/2012Passed House (77-Y 22-N)
03/06/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (77-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012Enrolled
03/08/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB240ER)
03/08/2012Signed by Speaker
03/09/2012Signed by President
03/12/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB240ER)
03/14/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House reprinted (SB240ER)
04/04/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 564 (effective 1/1/13 - see bill)
04/04/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0564)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.