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2017 Senate Bill 5445: Prohibiting the use of eminent domain for economic development
Introduced by Sen. Mike Padden (Spokane Valley) (R) on January 25, 2017   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Law & Justice Committee on January 25, 2017
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 2, 2017
Amendment offered by Sen. Christine Rolfes (Kitsap County) (D) on February 28, 2017 Adds private entities to the bill's restrictions on use of eminent domain to take property for economic development purposes.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 28, 2017
Passed 25 to 24 in the Senate on February 28, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Declares that economic development is not considered a public use for the taking of private property in eminent domain actions.
Received in the House on March 2, 2017
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on March 2, 2017

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