Bill: SB 5445 — 2017
Prohibiting the use of eminent domain for economic development (Padden, O'Ban, Sheldon)
Allows private property to be taken only for public use and the taking of private property by a public entity for economic development does not constitute a public use. Prohibits a public entity from taking property for the purpose of economic development. Specifies that condemnation of property in blighted areas for economic development is not a public use.
EFFECT OF STRIKER AMENDMENT:
Adds an intent section recognizing and reaffirming existing Washington state law relating to the use of eminent domain by state and local governments.
Hearing Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017 -- 1:30 pm
WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5445&Year=2017 (opens a new browser tab)
|Capital Planning & Develop||Passed out of house of origin||2017-03-16|