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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)