Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 447 -- Eminent Domain

Co-Sponsors:  Townley, Sutherland, Bruns

This bill restricts the ability of the state and political
subdivisions to condemn farmland by eminent domain by requiring
that all reasonable alternatives be considered and disclosed to
the public.  Farmland previously acquired by eminent domain but
no longer needed cannot later be sold to the public, but must
revert to the original landowner or his or her heirs.  Landowners
have five years to negotiate claims for damages from construction
not confirmed at the time of the original taking.

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