SJR 28 Prohibits the use of eminent domain for the purpose of economic development
Sponsor: Engler
LR Number: 3738S.01I Fiscal Note: 3738-01
Committee: Pensions, Veterans' Affairs and General Laws
Last Action: 1/11/2006 - Second Read and Referred S Pensions, Veterans' Affairs and General Laws Committee Journal Page: S75
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Effective Date: Upon voter approval

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SJR 28 - This proposed constitutional amendment, if approved by the voters, provides that private property may only be taken when necessary for the possession, occupation, or enjoyment of land by the public, or by public agencies, public utilities, rural electric cooperatives, municipally owned utilities, or common carrier, as provided by law. Private property shall not be taken for use by private commercial enterprise, the purpose of economic development, or for any other private use, except with consent of the owner. Takings by public utilities, rural electric cooperatives, municipally owned utilities, or common carriers are not takings for private use. Property shall not be taken from one owner and transferred to another on the grounds that the public will benefit from a more profitable private use.

SUSAN HENDERSON MOORE