Feb 27, 2006

HB1010 -- Eminent Domain Senate Vote Today

The full senate is hearing the HB1010. If passed, it will go back to the House for consideration of the Senate amendments. And, there are a few amendments proposed.

1010-1 Indifferent. Deals with sewage disposal company. Probably not a bad thing to simply clarify.
1010-2 Support. Makes eminent domain use stricter for sewage disposal companies.
1010-3 Mildly against. Sets a limit on signage lost through eminent domain use rather than possible full cost recovery. Not a major point, though.
1010-4 Indifferent. Addresses timelines for court proceedings related to eminent domain cases.
1010-5 Mildly support. Sen. Drozda proposes changing language from "publicly owned venues" to "parks". He's been an opponent of eminent domain abuse. We've got to believe this is a good thing.
1010-6 Against. Sets limits on legal fees allowed to recoup from condemnor if ruled against in court. The stiffer the potential penalty the more hesitant someone will be in trying to use eminent domain.
1010-7 Strongly Against. Sen. Broden proposes that greenfield sites be viewed differently. If, for example, a company would like to develop some farmland and has acquired at least 75% of the land needed, the rules for acquiring the remainder are much less strict. Sorry, Senator, bud "this land is my land...."
1010-8 Indifferent. More sewage disposal company language.
1010-9 Against. Sen. Broden's second attempt for stealing farmland. I guess just in case his first attempt doesn't work.
1010-10 Against. Hmmm.... Sen. Broden's third attempt for stealing farmland. I guess just in case his second attempt doesn't work. He's a persistent son of a gun, isn't he?
1010-11 Against. Amendment wants to allow exception be given to "certified technology parks". I'm sure everything would become a technology park if this were to pass. Say no.

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