“Eminent domain seizures by the government frequently target economically disadvantaged, senior citizen, or minority homeowners,” Senator Allen said. “The abuse of this power is essentially stealing someone’s home. I hope that those in control of the legislature will see the need to post my bills before any more homeowners are strong-armed.”
In every legislative session since 2004, Senator Allen has introduced two bills aimed at tackling eminent domain reform. One, S-2505, places a temporary moratorium on the use of eminent domain and creates the Eminent Domain Study Commission to examine its use. The other is a constitutional amendment, SCR-98, that would limit the use of eminent domain to the acquisition of land for essential public purposes.
“The ultimate goal of both these measures is to eliminate eminent domain as a weapon against homeowners,” Senator Allen said. “Let’s take action on these bills and show our residents that we stand with them and not the special interests.”
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