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Concerning relocation assistance following real property acquisition (King)

Requires the state, local public agencies, and other persons who have the authority to acquire property by eminent domain under state law to comply with chapter 8.26 RCW (relocation assistance--real property acquisition policy) in order to assure the fair and equitable treatment of all persons and property owners impacted by public projects.

EFFECT OF STRIKER AMENDMENT: Prohibits state and local public agencies that provide a grant, loan, or matching funds for a program or project that displaces persons eligible for relocation assistance from limiting, restricting, or otherwise prohibiting grant, loan, or matching fund money from being used for any required relocation assistance payments. Allows local public agencies to opt out of complying with the relocation assistance payment requirements for programs and projects not receiving federal financial assistance initiated on or before December 31, 2017.

Hearing Date: Thursday, March 09, 2017 -- 1:30 pm

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5049&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)